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Wellness Assessments

Here at the Hamilton Rec Center, we are committed in helping you reach your wellness goals and providing you with any information that will assist you in your fitness program.  All Wellness Assessments include an initial 1-hour consultation and a 30-minute follow-up appointment.

An assessment can serve several purposes for you in reaching a higher level of physical fitness. Testing results can be used to identify your strengths and weaknesses and periodic re-tests can assess your progress over time.

The assessment session itself will last approximately 1 hour and will assess the following components of physical fitness:

Resting Measurements: Height, Weight, Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate

Anthropomorphic Measurements (Body Composition): The relative amount of fat to fat-free mass (muscles, bones, organs, etc.) 3-Site Skinfolds, Circumference Measurements, Body Mass Index, Waist to Hip Ratio, Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis

Cardiorespiratory Endurance: How efficiently your body delivers oxygen and nutrients, while also getting rid of waste (3-Minute Step Test or Rockport Walk Test)

Muscular Strength & Endurance: Strength: The greatest amount of force of a muscle or muscle group that can be exerted in a single effort (Hand Dynamometer) Endurance: The ability of a muscle or muscle group to sustain repeated exertion of a sub-maximal force (Push-up and Curl-up Test)

Flexibility/ROM & Postural Analysis: Range of motion of a joint (Manual Flexibility Test) and Postural Analysis

Determining Calorie Needs: Calculating Resting Metabolic Rate

Please use the following tips to prepare for your assessment:

  1. Come dressed to workout (shorts or loose fitting pants, t-shirt, sneakers).

  2. Try not to eat a large meal 1.5-2 hours before your appointment. A light snack more than 30 minutes prior to your appointment is appropriate.

  3. Hydrate yourself continuously throughout the day, drinking plenty of water.

  4. Please avoid caffeinated beverages, alcohol, and tobacco for 3 hours before your appointment.

  5. Feel free to bring a workout towel and water bottle with you to use during your training session.

  6. All 30 minute follow-up appointments are included and should be scheduled within two weeks of your initial appointment.

Wellness Assessments are a free service provided to all current CMU students and Faculty & Staff membership holders, and are also available to Alumni, Family, Golden Scholar, MavClub membership holders and the general public for a fee. A current membership is required to receive the discounted membership rate.

Please complete and submit a Wellness Assessment Request Packet to the HRC front desk. Payment will be collected at this time if it is due. Once your packet has been received, you will be contacted within two to three business days to schedule your initial appointment. Cash, check and credit card are accepted. All services are non-refundable.

We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. For additional information please contact the Manager of Wellness & Fitness at 970-248-1234 or email recwellness@coloradomesa.edu or call the rec center front desk at 970-248-1592.

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