Fitness Physicals


HOW FIT ARE YOU?

Remember back in school when the Presidential Physical Fitness Test rolled around? There was no avoiding the push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, and more.  Though your gym teacher may now be a distant memory, it’s still smart to measure your strength, flexibility, and endurance, just as you measure your blood pressure and weight. A fitness test gives you a sense of your overall fitness level and makes you aware of your weak areas.

Did you know….?

  • That 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week can save the lives of 300,000 per year from death due to heart disease; or decrease your risk of developing diabetes by as much as 58%; or having a stroke by as much as 46%?
  • If you are a woman, exercise can decrease your risk of breast cancer by 20% and, should you get breast cancer, exercise can decrease your risk of death by 25% to 50% depending on the intensity of your work out.
  • Some 75% of U.S. health care costs stems from chronic diseases, many of which can be prevented by lifestyle choices.
  • The single biggest monthly expense seniors face as they get older is prescription drugs to manage chronic disease. Thirty minutes of moderate exercise 5 days a week has been shown to reduce the risk and severity of the top 5 leading causes of death in this country.

Our Fitness Physical

Using a battery of painless tests that you won’t find at a typical gym or with a personal trainer, our licensed Physical Therapists will evaluate your fitness and show how you compare against national averages.

Individual tests will focus on:

  • health risk factors
  • posture alignment
  • upper and lower body strength
  • flexibility
  • core strength
  • agility, balance and coordination
  • aerobic endurance

We will also develop a customized exercise prescription for you that can be done anywhere.  Click here to see our flier.

3 STEPS TO SUCCESS

STEP 1 – GET YOUR FITNESS PHYSICAL TODAY!

  • Establish baseline measure of strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Account for previous injury history and exercise experience
  • Receive your individualized Exercise Prescription designed to meet your health goals, address your lifestyle constraints, and provide specific dosage, frequency and duration.

STEP 2 – FIND SUPPORT!

  • Find a group class, a physical therapist or a group of friends that will help guide you, provide ongoing and knowledgeable feedback and keep you committed.

STEP 3 – TRACK YOUR STATS!

  • Keep track of your progress. Re-measure strength, flexibility, and endurance parameters at 1, 3 and 6 months to make sure you are on track to meet your goals and to modify your exercise prescription as needed.

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