There is an evaluation for every body.

Evaluations are a great place to start a new exercise program or to get back into one.

We highly recommend the fitness evaluation for all our new clients. You will gain a lot of health and fitness information (5 page report) by having an evaluation done (Fitness evaluation .pdf). See below for more details. This evaluation takes 30 minutes, some evaluations just take several minutes.

Our evaluations are unique and many fitness facilities don’t offer them.

If the fitness evaluation is not for you think about our range of motion and posture assessments. It only takes 15 minutes. It may help you understand and manage pain and dysfunction and may allow you to perform better at work and in life, including sports. Go to the following webpage for more details. ROM/Posture assessment

For a simple body composition go to the following webpage for more details. Body composition

To make an appointment for evaluation email Chris at fittec@me.com.

Click on the link to understand the evaluation process

Fitness (Professional fitness evaluation) or (Simple fitness evaluation)

The simple evaluation was developed for anyone who is in good health who wants to evaluate themselves with no help from a fitness professional.

A fitness evaluation determines the level of the five health-related fitness components

(body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and aerobic capacity).

Fitness improvement and maintenance is a key to longevity and quality of life. FitTec evaluates body composition through a variety of techniques, such as percentage body fat determination, fat distribution analysis, limb girth range, body proportion profile, frame size, ideal body weight, and body mass index. The fitness evaluation includes all body composition tests as well as strength, flexibility, endurance, and aerobic capacity tests.

A several page report subjectively describing how nutritious your diet is and what you should do to make it better. Suggestions are based on sound nutrition principles recommended by the American Heart Association and Tufts and Harvard Universities’ Nutrition Departments. This is a great tool; it is not exact assessment though. It is an educated review of what you have been eating. I had used this tool a lot in the past when I was training athletes. I rate you on important aspects of nutrition. It was designed to help you get on the right path. How does it work?  Write down what you eat for a normal 1-3 days; try to be specific about amounts (cups, oz., tbs.) and include all beverages (water) along with if you salt your food. Drop it off at the fitness center or email it to me. I will send back my estimation on how you are doing with recommendations. 

A complete evaluation of your core area. The center of the body, which some call the core, is where all motion begins and ends. It’s where perturbing forces are dissipated. You can’t develop a strong physique without working the core. To understand your core ability perform this series of tests with a trainer.

Posture and Movement Assessment (Posture and Movement Assessment)

Posture plays an important role in a person's overall health. In the assessment we will look at your head to make sure that you do not have forward head posture, which can lead to a host of health problems; we will also look at your shoulders to make sure you are not rounded, which could lead to impingement; your low back to make sure that you do not have too much lordosis; your knees to make sure you are not bowed or knocked knee which affect how you run or play sports; and your feet to make sure you do not pronate or supinate.

Flexibility Assessment (Posture and Movement Assessment)                                                                                                       Adequate range of motion of your body is essential to keep your body imbalance to avoid injury and to move efficiently. In this evaluation multiple muscles range of motion will be assessed to determine adequate range of morion and if dysfunction exists.

Strength (Strength evaluation)

Many gym enthusiasts work with free weights and strength machines consistently. They

have developed high levels of strength, but many don't know their muscular ability. There

are standards and norms for Olympic and power lifts, but most exercisers don't work with

these competitive lifts. They may avoid these lifts due to the chance of injury. Strength

testing requires a huge time commitment because of the multiple sets and rest intervals

involved in achieving a 1 repetition maximum. Many people, as well as trainers, don't per-

form strength testing. Athletes, bodybuilders, and physique sculptors need a reference to

determine if their training is moving forward. Therefore, AFTA has developed a testing

protocol that uses basic strength exercises that can be performed in most health clubs. The testing protocol follows a single set, multiple repetition format that is safe and accurate.

Physique (Physique evaluation)

Most people exercise to improve their appearance. Many go beyond trying to look good

by building their physique to be like a bodybuilder or fitness competitor. Only a small per-

centage of gym enthusiasts compete in a bodybuilding or fitness contest. Most people are

intimidated by the thought of getting up on stage, in a small posing suit, in front of a team

of judges and hundreds of spectators. Judging is often very subjective. Therefore, AFTA

has developed a quantitative testing protocol that determines a client's physique level

based on a multifaceted body analysis. This type of testing gives a client a baseline to

work from as well as a clear understanding of any deficiencies.

Endurance (Muscular Endurance)

There are some gym enthusiasts who work with body resistance exercises. They consis-

tently train hard at pushing their muscles to exhaustion. There are no contests in which

these individuals can compete and be recognized for their development. Therefore, AFTA

has developed a muscular endurance testing protocol.


There are some gym enthusiasts who work with the power lifts (bench press and squat) for strength and sport enhancement. They consistently train hard to hoist as much weight as they can for a 1 repetition maximum. Many of these strength builders have no desire to

compete in power lifting, but most would like to have a strength goal to achieve, test their

maximum output, as well as be recognized for their development. Therefore, AFTA has

developed power lifting standards and testing protocol.


Many gym enthusiasts perform aerobic exercise consistently. They've developed high lev-

els of aerobic capacity, but many don't know their cardiovascular ability. In road races and triathlons, clients can push themselves to their aerobic maximum, but many would rather compete against themselves, not others. Therefore, AFTA has developed aerobic testing protocols.