I like to do a full assesment every three months. although for client motivation I love using measurement assesments monthly so that clients can see there progress.. Clients see themselfs daily and dont really see any kind of body composition changes so using the measurments method really has helped me with client retention and motivation when done on a monthly basis.. I tell my clients that there first session of the month is a measurement asses and they are always way more motivated that last week of the month to work harder so there measurements will be lower…
IT WORKS AWESOME!!!
Hello Andrew Halligan,
I do assessments at the start and end of a fitness class, which may last two to three months.
For clients, I do the initial assessment and keep track of their progress along the way during the workouts.
I let the client dictate how things will go, then, I go with the flow.
The assessments are done during our sessions and the client decides, to a point, how quickly they are done.
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.
Good to hear from you again. Hope everything is going well for you.
It’s never a waste of time when performing fitness assessments. It’s a great way for you to find out all the information you need regarding your clients. An assessment is the tool to use when you are preparing a fitness and nutrition program for your clients. It’s the first step of many to follow.
I do an assessment on my clients every 6 weeks to see how they are improving and then make the necessary changes to the plan in order to continue with their progress. I personally don’t charge them when I do the assessment.