Writer: Brandon Plunkett
Why is it Important To Be Tested?
Flexibility: When done properly, stretching can do more than just increase flexibility. Benefits of stretching include: enhanced physical fitness, ability to learn and perform skilled movements, increased mental and physical relaxation, and reduced risk of injury to joints, muscles, and tendons. To measure your flexibility in these areas, a test called the Sit and Reach will be used.
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.