Fitness Assessments

Comprehensive Fitness Assessment

Receive a comprehensive fitness assessment including, but not limited to: flexibility, cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body composition. A University Recreation Personal Trainer will take you through a series of fitness tests depending on your wants and needs. Assessments will help you set a baseline to track your fitness progress and find out where you rank among national standards! Assessment is based on physical testing, so it is necessary for participants to wear comfortable, athletic clothing with comfortable footwear.

To schedule a fitness assessment, please call 509.335.8732.

Price: $28

Body Composition Testing

Body composition can be divided into two components: lean (fat-free) mass and fat mass. Lean body mass represents the weight of your muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons and internal organs and is more dense than fat. Body fat consists of essential fat and storage fat. Essential fat is necessary for normal bodily function and is naturally higher in women. Storage fat is located around internal organs and directly beneath the skin (subcutaneous). It provides bodily protection and serves as an insulator to conserve body heat.

Body composition testing is a great way to set a baseline and keep track of your progress as you advance through your program. Body composition analysis is FREE. In the Student Recreation Center, all body composition testing is held in room 142. In the Chinook, body compositions are held in the personal trainer's office. Body compositions are held on a first come, first serve basis.

Summer 2017 Body Composition Testing Times

Monday 6/5, 6:30-7:30 a.m. Student Recreation Center
Tuesday 6/6, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Student Recreation Center
Wednesday  6/7, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Chinook
Monday 7/10, 6:30-7:30 a.m. Student Recreation Center
Tuesday 7/11, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Student Recreation Center
Wednesday 7/12, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Chinook
Monday 8/7, 6:30-7:30 a.m.. Student Recreation Center
Tuesday 8/8, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Student Recreation Center
Wednesday 8/9, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Chinook

Measuring Body Fat and Lean Mass

Several methods of measuring body composition have been developed. At UREC you have a choice between two methods: skinfold testing and bio-electrical impedance analysis (BIA).

The skinfold method uses calipers to measure the thickness of skinfolds, giving a measurement of fat stored just under the skin. Measurements should not be done immediately after exercise as this increases water to the skin and can influence the results.

The BIA (bio-electrical impedance analysis) method is an easier and faster method of measuring body fat where a safe, low-level electrical signal is sent through the body. It is best to take BIA body composition readings at a consistent time of day and under similar conditions each time.

The Importance of Monitoring Body Fat

Standing on the scale or simply looking in a mirror is not the best way to judge body fat, nor is either method a reliable way to rate the effectiveness of lifestyle changes if you are trying to lose weight. By regularly monitoring body fat using either the skinfold or BIA method, you can have a better picture of your true body composition.

Functional Movement Screen

The FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are instrumental to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness. The FMS generates the Functional Movement Screen Score, which is used to target problems and track progress. This scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.

FMS is included for free if you buy a personal training package and will be conducted during your goal session.

Price: $28