Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That s where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great motivational tools to help you reach your goals.
Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you re making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, but it can be pricey. If you don’t have access to all the toys and tools of your gym, don’t panic. You have everything you need to measure your fitness level in your own house!
Start with the simple assessments below, whether you plan to start an exercise program tomorrow or you ve been at it for a while.