Home » Fitness Assessments/Orientations

Fitness Assessments/Orientations

Fitness Orientations are set up through appointment to allow time to show / inform you on what we have to offer. A brief overview of equipment and programs should be expected. Contact any of the Fitness Associates for this!

Fitness Assessments

Fitness Assessments are performed by professional staff of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.

Appointments for Fitness Assessments must be made at least 24 hours prior.

Hours available for Fitness Assessments in the Recreation and Wellness Center are limited, so honoring appointments is important.

Appointments may last up to one hour.

Appointments can be scheduled between the hours on 6:00 am -8:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

Participants will receive a personalized report of your current fitness status and recommendations for improvement, if needed

To schedule, cancel, or reschedule an appointment please contact any of our Fitness Associates :

Wade Evans wade.e.evans@vanderbilt.edu

Mark Langdon wade.e.evans@vanderbilt.edu

Fitness Assessments evaluate several different areas of fitness:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness: One mile walk test. The participant’s resting heart rate is taken at the start and at the end of the assessment to evaluate cardio effectiveness.  This test will determine the participant’s level of oxygen consumption.
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance: Hand Grip and Abdominal Crunch Tests. The participant does as many  crunches as comfortably possible. Both men and women must do crunches, and not full sit-ups.
  • Flexibility: Sit and Reach Test. Participant sits on the floor and stretches as comfortably as is possible.
  • Body Composition: Bio-electrical impedance or Infrared technology will be used to determine body fat.
  • Body Mass Index can be figured using the participant’s weight, height, and body frame size.