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Major Upgrades to Pro Fitness Program Fitness Assessment Software

Posted September 04, 2017 in News, Blog

Our company has always strived to offer the leading fitness assessment software in the industry. In order to accomplish this, we have hired the leading experts in this area to develop custom programs for our clients and members. In 1998 we delivered our first version for desktop computers and it offered testing in the areas of body composition, predicted V02, and strength and endurance protocols. Clients were able to get a printout of their results and compare them to national norms based on performance based criteria. 

In 2013 the company hired Dr. James Manson, the leading epidemiologist and kinesiologist in Canada, to develop an updated assessment protocol. At the time James was working with the Cleveland Clinic and was focused on normative data as it related to health outcomes. As result, he was able to design a custom platform for the i Pad that added in elements such as functional movement screens, balance assessments and a unique protocol for the senior population. 

In the next couple of weeks we will be releasing a new update to our cutting edge assessment platform. Dr. Manson has been working with some of our veteran Fitness Consultants, and has been using their feedback from thousands of 90 minute fitness consultations, to revise the software and provide our fitness staff with the best possible tools to diagnose and prescribe individualized programs for members. Dr. Manson is now a college professor in Toronto Canada, and continues to study the data and outcomes of comprehensive fitness assessments on the general and senior populations. Information continues to increase and the evidence is getting stronger and stronger in terms of these results and how they relate to overall health and longevity. 

In 2018 the company plans to transition the software from the i Pad to our on line personal training management software - PFP Track. Currently, when members register with a club that offers the Pro Fitness Program, they are automatically sent a digital health and history questionnaire. Once completed it gets securely stored in their client profile. The Fitness Consultant is then able to review this information prior to their initial assessment and use it to formulate the basis for their exercise prescription and program. Currently screen shots of the assessment from the i Pad are uploaded to the client profile and sent to the client. By having this feature directly in PFP Track, this step will be eliminated. With clients performing up to 4 assessments per year, comparative data can be tracked and graphed and clients can see how they are progressing and remain motivated. Trainers will also have access to this information, and will be able to work together with the Fitness Consultant, to ensure that the client is progressing and achieving their long term goals. 

Whether or not you are currently a member at one of our clubs, we highly recommend that you book your 90 minute consultation to get a clear picture of your current fitness level. Click here for a list of facilities throughout North America.  You will receive the best prescription and plan to achieve your goals. We are totally confident that this will be the best educational experience you've ever encountered in a fitness facility. 

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