The following range of health and fitness assessments are provided as supplementary information, guidance and education on the various measures used in our flagship Health and Fitness Appraisal resource. This resource is publicly available for exercise professionals and their clients or participants to use to monitor their health and fitness goals and progress.
Each of these fitness assessments provide an objective measure of a different aspect of health and fitness. All of these assessments are widely used by fitness instructors and personal trainers in the field, as well as the scientific community. Each assessment benchmarks an individual’s data against normative data sets to provide an appropriate classification (e.g. excellent, good, average, below average, poor).
Whether you are using this information to advance your knowledge and understanding, or because you are keen to track relative improvements in health and fitness, we hope that you find these resources valuable.
To gain a better understanding of body mass index (BMI), takea look at our comprehensive guide.
Resting blood pressure is perhaps the most commonly used measure of health by medical the medical community. To find out more about blood pressure, including what the measurements actually mean, take a look at this detailed article.
Resting heart rate (RHR) is a widely used assessment of cardiovascular health. To find out more about using RHR to measure your health and wellbeing, take a look at the following guide.
Physical activity is a major determinant of health and wellbeing. Read our guide on physical activity factor to assess if you are getting enough activity.
Learn how to use tests like waist-hip measurements to assess your body shape and circumference.
The 1-mile walking test is a convenient way to assess aerobic capacity. Take a look at our detailed guide on using this test to develop your cardiovascular fitness.
The press-up test is used as a measure of muscular strength and endurance. Read this guide for more information on the advantages and disadvantages of the test, and how to perform it.
In this article, we’ll dissect the pros and cons of the toe touch test, including how to perform the assessment correctly.