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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 and 30 minutes.

Appointments can be scheduled between the hours of 6:00 am to 5:00 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 :

Anthony (Tony) Lewis – anthony.b.lewis@vanderbilt.edu

Glenda Lindsey – Glenda.l.swiney@vanderbilt.edu

Randall Brady – Randall.d.brady@vanderbilt.edu

 

Fitness Assessments evaluate several different areas of fitness:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness: Resting Heart Rate and Bike Test. The participant’s resting heart rate is taken at the start 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.