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Why is it Important To Be Tested?
Cardiovascular (VO2 Max): VO2 Max is used to classify cardio-respiratory fitness and is used to prescribe exercise programs. It is a very simple way to figure out personal fitness status and allows you to evaluate your fitness changes over time. Using your VO2 Max to prescribe a fitness program will help you know how you can improve your cardiovascular fitness, or your ability to perform exercise that involves large muscle groups at moderate-to-high intensity for prolonged periods. This is one of the most important components of physical fitness and should be checked every 3-4 months.
What is done with the information gathered?
A report of your fitness assessment will be discussed with you. To objectively identify areas that may require emphasis in your exercise prescription, consideration will be given to the established norms for various levels of physical fitness. The purpose of this assessment is not to place you in a fitness category. Rather, we feel it is more helpful to measure your current physical capacities and compare these with regularly scheduled fitness assessments overtime.