You’ve been coming to class diligently – or maybe you’ve taken the entire summer off – and you want to know if you’ve been getting any fitter – or about to get any fitter. Come in this Saturday, September 19th from 3pm to 4:30pm for a free fitness assessment.
Why is it important to know how fit I am?
I wanted to know how long it would take me to get to Trader Joe’s, so I tried to map directions only to find that my phone thought my “current location” was somewhere in downtown Manhattan when really I was in Park Slope. If you don’t know where you’re starting…
- You can’t expect to know how long it should reasonably take to get where you’re going
- You can’t expect that you’ll be taking a route that will lead you in the right direction
Maybe you’re thinking… “but this isn’t a walk to the grocery store, this is fitness – as long as I’m working out, aren’t I moving in the ‘right’ direction?”
Yes and no. Yes, you are probably getting fitter overall regardless of whether you are tracking that progress. But also no. Exercise can often have a compound effect – a good thing if you’re looking to lose weight, a bad thing if you’re stuck in a movement pattern that is slowly moving you toward injury.
My client’s goal was to be his fittest by 40. What’s yours?
Imagine waking up in the morning and feeling healthy. What does that feel like? It’s a little different for everyone, but for most people, waking up healthy involves waking up pain-free. No back pain. No knee pain. No hip pain. No shoulder pain. If your goal involves feeling healthy, waking up pain-free is vital. If your goal is to be your fittest (or perhaps the fittest version of you that might also allow for an occasional brunch day at Tom’s) you want to injury free or address compromised movement patterns that may have resulted from previous injuries.
What do movement patterns have to do with my fitness assessment?
Part of a fitness assessment is looking at movement patterns. We’ll take your weight and body fat; measure your circumference and your strength; but we’ll also take a look at how you move and make recommendations as to how you can get more out of your exercise routine by addressing inefficient postures and movements.
How will I know my workouts are working?
We’ll be having monthly assessment days. They’re free for members. The first assessment is free for non-members, so bring a friend! Assessments take about 15 minutes, but you can come in any time between the hours of 3pm and 4:30pm. We’ll record all your stats so that you can return on any following assessment day to compare.