Intermountain Health logo

Please enter the city or town where you'd like to find care.

Get care nowSign in

Health news and blog

    Benefits of a follow-up fitness assessment

    Learn why it's important to assess your fitness progress and how to measure it.

    Fit man going through program plan with woman at gym

    As you prioritize your health and well-being, it's important to take a moment and reflect on your progress. Whether you've been on a wellness journey for years or are just starting out, it's crucial to periodically reassess your progress and goals. This allows you to celebrate your successes, identify areas for improvement, and continue moving forward towards your desired outcomes.

    Why is it important to assess progress?

    First and foremost, it helps us to stay motivated. When we can see tangible evidence of our progress, it gives us a sense of accomplishment and inspires us to keep pushing ourselves. Additionally, assessing progress allows us to identify any areas where we may have hit a plateau or are struggling to see results. By recognizing these roadblocks, we can adjust our routines and strategies to overcome them and continue making progress.

    How do we measure improvements in fitness?

    An effective way to measure your progress is through a fitness assessment. A fitness assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of your physical fitness, including measurements of strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. During the assessment, an exercise specialist will lead you through various tests such as a step test, wall sit, or grip strength test. If you've had a fitness assessment at a LiVe Well Center before, you'll be able to compare with your past results. If you haven't had a fitness assessment before, the assessment will establish those baseline measurements for comparison in the future.

    During the appointment, you'll have the chance to ask any questions about your exercise and physical activity routines. The exercise specialist will help you identify areas for improvement and determine an action plan to help you achieve your goals.

    Did you know that you can have a fitness assessment from the comfort of your own home?

    While functional fitness assessments are traditionally performed in-person at the LiVe Well Center, you can also schedule one as a video visit. While some of the tests may vary due to not having the same equipment that we have in-person, we have strategically designed telehealth fitness assessments to measure all the main areas of fitness that would be measured in-person. So, you can still receive valuable measurements of your physical fitness and helpful discussion with the exercise specialist all over a video call.

    Schedule a fitness assessment today!

    While it may seem daunting to schedule a fitness assessment, it can be an incredibly valuable tool in your fitness journey. Not only does it provide an objective measure of your progress, but it also gives you the opportunity to work with an expert who can provide guidance and support along the way. Additionally, a fitness assessment can help you identify any potential health risks or imbalances, allowing you to take proactive steps towards better health and well-being.

    So, if you haven't already, consider scheduling a fitness assessment as part of your regular wellness routine. Whether it's once a year or every few months, taking the time to reassess your progress and goals can help keep you on track and motivated towards a healthier, happier you.

     

    Schedule an assessment