If you want to age well, you need a body that can allow you to do the things you want to do. Our Fitness Forecaster will help you plan your exercise regime to stay on track.
Planning, or forecasting your fitness and strength is just as critical as planning your financial and superannuation position to ensure you can retire comfortably! In fact, we often talk about “fitness superannuation” with our clients when helping them do some fitness forecasting into their future.
So, do you know how much you have in your health bank right now? And do you know how much you should have at your retirement age to ensure you have enough to allow you the life you want to live in in the future?
Giving you A PICTURE OF WHERE YOU ARE NOW SO YOU CAN SHAPE YOUR FUTURE
A benchmark of your current fitness and strength so that we can forecast into the future
– Measures of both your aerobic fitness and strength
– Results are benchmarked to your age and gender so you have a clear picture of your current state.
– A comparison of your strengths and weaknesses so you know what to work on.
– Specific recommendations based on your results to set you up for future success.
– Strategic coaching to help you find ways to incorporate these recommendations into your everyday life.
As we all get older, day-to-day things like climbing stairs, getting up easily out of chairs and walking to the shops can become more challenging. No matter your age there are strategies we can put in place to help you get back onto the path of where you want to be.
When we plan for the future we need an understanding of both your current situation and your goals so that we can connect the two. The Fitness Forecaster is a great way for you to learn your current situation so that you can have the future you deserve.
How long does it take?
The fitness and strength tests will take approximately 45 minutes of your time face-to-face at one of our clinics. However, you’ll only be exercising for about 20 minutes of this time.
How much does it cost?
The cost of this product is $99. For this you will get your aerobic fitness and 4 strength tests benchmarked for your age and gender (two upper body and two lower body). You will also receive a report of findings and either a face-to-face or online coaching from an Exercise Physiologists to help you interpret your results and plan your future exercise regime.
How hard are the tests?
The aerobic fitness test lasts about 10-15 minutes. While it gradually becomes more challenging, it is not a maximal effort. This test will get you to approximately 70-80% of your maximum heart rate which will make you feel like you are breathing harder but it shouldn’t feel uncomfotable.
The strength tests require you to try as hard as you can so long as you can perform them pain free. However, these tests generally do not last any longer than 30 seconds.
Do I get a report of my findings?
Yes. You will receive a two page report outlining your results as well as your recommendations as to how you can improve your fitness and strength scores.
Do I get the chance to discuss my results with a professional?
Yes. You will get the opportunity to discuss your results and potentials ways to improve them with an Exercise Physiologist either face-to-face or online (whichever is more convenient for you).
What do I need to wear?
You will need to wear comfortable clothing that enables you to move freely. You will be exercising for about 20 minutes so this is enough time to work up a bit of a sweat so you may need to bring a change of clothes if you have to go to work or have other engagements after the session.
We have showers and changeroom facilities if you require these.
Can I do the tests if I have an injury?
Depending on your injury, some of the strength tests may not be able to be performed or may need to be modified. Some tests only take the strongest arm or leg so if one side is injured you’ll still be able to complete these.
If you’re unsure, please reach out and we’ll be able to go through your particular circumstances.