Fitness Assessment

What is a Fitness Assessment?

Our Personal Trainers perform a Fitness Assessment (also called a pre-assessment) on each new client that signs up for our program. A Fitness Assessment is a series of tests to determine your current level of physical fitness. The data from the Fitness Assessment is used to design a personalized fitness program specifically tailored for you. Some of the many benefits of a Fitness Assessment include:

  • Evaluate your ability to move through basic, fundamental movement patterns
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses 
  • Determine potential areas of health or injury risk
  • Establish fitness goals and level of motivation
  • Monitor progress toward achieving fitness goals

After a period of time, your Personal Trainer will perform another fitness assessment (called a post-assessment) to measure how you are progressing toward your fitness goal. Post-testing will help to determine appropriate ways to further challenge you in your program.

SUNY Cortland Students, Faculty/Staff, their Spouses/Dependents and other members of the Student Life Center can sign up to be a client in our Personal Training Program. As a client, your Personal Trainer will schedule a fitness assessment session to determine your current level of fitness before you begin training. Additionally, you will be eligible to participate in regular body composition testing using the Bod Pod free of charge (this test normally costs $20.00). The various fitness tests available include:

  • Resting Heart Rate
  • Resting Blood Pressure
  • BOD POD Body Composition Testing
  • Girth or Circumference Measurements
  • Body Mass Index
  • Hip-to-Waist Ratio
  • Specific assessments to measure flexibility and mobility of certain joints
  • Physical tests to determine muscular strength and endurance 

To read information on Bod Pod Testing, click HERE for more information on the Bod Podfor more information.