- Everyone is different. We vary in our physiology, medical histories, exercise backgrounds, mental approach and goals. It stands to reason that a unique approach towards achieving goals is required for each individual. One size does not fit all! The assessment process helps the fitness professional map each individual’s path towards their goals, safely and effectively.
- Assessment is a tool to help you establish clear goals and objectives, without which, we lack direction and purpose in our training.
- Assessment is a means to measure progress, and to see whether or not the goals we set ourselves or our clients are being achieved.. Measuring progress also makes for a dynamic training experience, as adjustments to the program are made on an ongoing basis in response to the client’s rate of progression. This, results in a unique approach towards each client, guided by science and fine- tuned by the trainer’s instinct and experience.
- Motivation: There is no greater motivation than seeing the objective evidence of progress in your training and fitness that an assessment provides. This motivation is the driving force behind compliance with exercises.
Assessment ensures that we create the foundation for further training. Without a solid foundation, optimal improvements cannot be achieved – it’s a bit like building your house on the sand. The foundation of any well-conditioned individual is built around the following
- Functional movement patterns: How well do we perform fundamental movements, such as squatting, lunging, pulling, pushing, bending, twisting (rotation). Any problems picked up by an assessment in these movement patterns need to be rectified before an individual can progress safely and effectively.
- Balance and Proprioception
- Speed and Agility
- Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditioning