Fitness Testing

Fitness Testing:

1. Reaction Time Test: This test is used to assess your reaction time. Reaction time can decrease and waiver as we age. Therefore, it is vital to test how quickly you can react to a change in the stimulus.

2. Heart/Lung Function: This includes assessing your blood pressure, heart rate and pulmonary function.

3. Vo2 Max Testing: Vo2 Max testing involves a 1 mile walk/run for time test. This test allows us to assess the maximum capacity of an individual’s body to transport and use oxygen during incremental exercise, which reflects the physical fitness of the individual

4. Spirometry Testing. This is a pulmonary function test. Your lungs are assessed for fitness and for abnormal function such as restrictive or obstructive disease.

5. Brain/Memory Testing: This testing involves asking several questions regarding puzzles, objects, math problems, etc. to assess your memory and how your brain is aging.

6. Coordination/Balance Testing: This testing involves a type of static balance test. Balance testing is important to assess how your body communicates with your brain on where it is in space. Having a stable balance is very important in functioning in the world around you.

7. Strength/Endurance/Flexibility Testing: This testing involves upper/lower body flexibility measurements, push-ups, sit-ups, handgrip, isometric leg strength and upper arm strength tests. These are all ways to assess the amount of force your muscles can produce at one time. Muscle strength and endurance are both assessed so that we know your beginning baseline and can follow your progress throughout your program.

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