We are about to start a program that will require at least 600 fitness assessments on top of the traditional, comprehensive assessments we do for our personal training clients. We have been researching what is on the market but it’s quite expensive. What methods are you current using/would you recommend or that you would not recommend? Thanks for your help!
I like www.exrx.net . I use it for most of the fitness assessments which I perform on my clients and it’s pretty accurate and efficient. I also use other formats as well, such as various military fitness tests and a couple which I have developed and use for a specific type of population that I train who are not interested so much in BF%, but rather on fitness performance and conditioning (I use this for a specific number of my tactical athletes/clients).
AFAA has a number of good assessment forms in their manual. ACE also has a number of fitness assessment forms available. However, creating an assessment unique to each of your clients can be especially helpful when designing the client’s training program. It may not give you an estimated VO2 max, or %body fat, but they not be an important measurement.
I bought the software from the link above and it works great for me so far. I have 40 online clients and 23 in-home, I can chose what to measure and track and there are nice forms to compare data.