Why you should get a Fitness Assessment

The Rec Center has more than just a pool, weight room, and basketball courts. It also has a tool to assess your physical fitness level.

Are you looking to get in shape? Do you have high blood pressure? Is your flexibility below average? These are some of the questions that a Fitness Assessment will answer for you, and you can have one done at the Rec!

Fitness assessments are quick and painless, and consist of:

  • Weighing in
  • Blood pressure check
  • Flexibility test
  • Skin fold
  • Circumference measurement
  • Cardio test
  • Strength test

The full assessment costs students $15, however, there are also drop-in body compositions that cost only $5. The drop-in contains:

  • Weighing in
  • Blood pressure test
  • Skin fold
  • Flexibility test

Fitness Program Assistant and Miss OU Fit champion Megan Zarachowicz advises students to have an assessment done.

“It’s important to know where your body is at physically. A lot of people aren’t sure; or they over/under estimate their physical capabilities and the kind of shape their body is in. It will give you exact numbers and placements in categories so you can see if you want to work toward specific goals.”

Drop-ins are shorter and take 5 to 10 minutes, the full assessment takes only about 20 minutes in total. At the end of the test, you get a printout of your results with a further breakdown of the numbers and what they actually mean.

Swing by the Fitness Center on the first Monday of every month for a free drop-in body comp, or purchase either test at the Welcome Center when you walk in on any other day. From there, just show a fitness staff member your receipt and you’re all set. The tests only take a moment, and you will have an accurate understanding of your fitness level, and what exactly your goals should be.

You can’t put a price on your health, so take advantage of the Rec’s Fitness Assessment today!

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