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Fitness Consultations

W8lifter.com not only offers personal training, informative and accurate fitness advice, and program design, but we also perform fitness consultations. A fitness consultation can be a simple body composition measurement or it can be a complete assessment of your VO2Max, Flexibility, and Strength. Both are explained below.


COMPLETE FITNESS TESTING

When you decide to begin a fitness program, it is important to assess where you are physically. ASCM Guidelines for fitness testing state the following measurements should be performed during a complete fitness test:

  • Resting Heart Rate
  • Resting Blood Pressure
  • Body Fat
  • Weight
  • Cardiorespiratory Endurance
  • Muscular Strength Fitness
  • Muscular Endurance Fitness
  • Flexibility

After your fitness test I will go over your scores and show you where you stand on the national averages for your age group, where you excel, and where you could use a little improvement. How you fare on these tests will help you determine what the focus of your fitness program should be. Each fitness test takes approximately an hour and a half and costs $85.


BODY COMPOSITION ONLY

See How You Measure Up!
Body Composition Averages Table!

More often than not people use a primitive method to determine if they are healthy or not. This primitive method involves getting buck naked and stepping on to a cold metal bathroom scale. Moments like this can make or break someone’s day depending on how high or low the number is that appears on the scale. But the bathroom scale is an inaccurate indicator of how healthy you are. The bathroom scale includes fat weight, lean body mass weight, water weight and bone weight. Since it does not differentiate between muscle and fat, the number you see may be discouraging and sometimes down right depressing. Especially when you figure in the fact that our bodies can lose or gain 3 or more pounds of water weight daily.

At W8lifter.com we encourage all people, dieters, body builders, and athletes, to get off of the scale and get their body composition tested. W8lifter.com offers two types of body composition testing.

Skinfold Caliper Testing -- In this test, 3 sites on your body are pinched and measured by a skinfold caliper. The measurements are then entered into an equation and your total body fat is determined. It is considered the 2nd most accurate way of testing body composition. The test requires the measure to access unclothed body parts (Men: Chest, Abs and Thighs. Women: Triceps, Abs and Thigh).

Measuring Tape Testing -- In this test, the circumference of 3 sites on the body are measured with measuring tape. The measurements are then entered into an equation and your total body fat is determined. This measurement technique is less invasive than the skin fold calipers. It is considered less accurate as well but is recommended for those clients who are obese. Each test costs $10 for the first measurement and $5 for each measurement afterwards. Body composition testing is always free with the purchase of personal training sessions and is part of the complete fitness test.

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