Fitness assessment: a “must” for physical training

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Published on 21 June 2019
by Jean-Denis Thomson

Fitness assessment: a “must” for physical training


Several years ago, fitness assessments were only done on medical clients or on top athletes. Today, this is no longer the case.

Fitness assessments are done on all clients, regardless of their initial fitness level. Testing is done at the beginning of the training period and ideally every two months thereafter. These assessments provide kinesiologists and personal trainers with a tangible way of analyzing your performance using various tests. Once the performance results are analyzed, they are used to:

  • Determine your initial physical condition;
  • Recommend a training program based on your strengths and your areas for improvement;
  • Set goals that are realistic, attainable and motivating;
  • Record your cardiovascular, muscular, flexibility and body composition improvements throughout your year of training.

The fitness assessment measures your progress and your improvement, guides your workouts towards good practices and validates your results. So, to reach your goals efficiently and directly, start with an assessment, a consultation with a personal trainer, and train at the gym on a weekly basis.



Happy training!


Jean-Denis Thomson, B.Sc.

Physical Training Department Director

Jean-Denis Thomson
Kinesiologist, Training Department Director