Step 1: Fitness assessment
After entering some basic information about the club member, the following tests take place, resulting club member’s physical body age. The system gives you flexibility to define your own testing protocol for fitness assessment with different measuring instruments.
- Body composition determines lean body weight and fat percentage by stepping on the highly accurate scale.
- Polar Fitness Test predicts maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max), which is commonly used to determine cardiovascular fitness.
- Blood pressure has more emphasis than the other tests in the fitness assessment, because high blood pressure is a major health risk.
- Strength test determines muscular strength with tests such as bicep curls and crunches.
- Flexibility registers how far forward a person can reach to establish their body flexibility.
Step 2: Training program
The BodyAge creates an overview of your fitness and gives a complete report with every necessary physiological element. Instructor and club member will go through this report together and create a personal heart rate-based training program to lower the body age. Additional Strength training extension or Polar Cardio Coaching® will help in crafting the training program, depending on the club member’s personal objectives.
Step 3: Follow-up
After a few weeks of training, the club member comes back to download their training files from a Polar training computer into the BodyAge system. In this reassessment, the club member gets a progress report and additional instructions for continuing the training for another BodyAge test. This will keep club members motivated and keep them coming back to your club.