My initial assessment is very comprehensive but it also serves as a ‘getting to know you’ opportunity because this is often the first time I see a client. I do the normal stuff, measurements as much as possible and a musculoskeletal screening. This is the base of my initial program design.
Particularly the range of motion and strength assessment become quickly part of the program design, thus making every workout an assessment in some way. There may be some assessments that I repeat formally, particularly if a client has clearly defined goals. Since most of my clients come with health rather than fitness objectives, I pretty much do ongoing informal assessments which are part of the workout. I may refer back to the initial measures and screening results, though, to highlight to a client the progress that has been made.
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