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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 assessments and/or movement screens to determine your current level of physical fitness and movement patterns. The data from the Fitness Assessment is used to design a personalized fitness program specifically tailored to help you move better and achieve your goals. 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, and other members of the Student Life Center can sign up to be a client in our Personal Training Program by clicking HERE. 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 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 

Bod Pod Fitness Assessment Pricing (this service is not available at this time)

Single Bod Pod Fitness Assessment


Four-Pack Bod Pod Fitness Assessment 


Bod Pod Fitness Assessments for individuals in the Personal Training Program


Please Note: Bod Pod Testing is only available to current students, Faculty/Staff and members of the Student Life Center.

More Information on the Bod Pod Fitness Assessment

For more information on Bod Pod Fitness Assessments, please send an email to: louise.mahar@cortland.edu, Assistant Director for Fitness or call Louise at 607-753-4943.

For more information on Bod Pod Testing, click HERE.