On arrival at the clinic, if you have not already done so, you will be asked to complete a health and fitness questionnaire. This questionnaire will provide us with initial information regarding your background with health and fitness, your current health and fitness status, as well as your goals and objectives.
Your initial consultation will then allow us both time to discuss specific health and fitness issues in greater depth, as well as provide you with an opportunity to develop a better understanding of the process involved.
The information gathered will be treated as highly confidential and will be utilised as the first step in developing an appropriate approach towards an exercise care plan.
Please bring any relevant medical information from medical practitioners or health professionals that you feel may impact on your program. This information is vital to the assessment process, as well as in the design of your exercise prescription.
From this point, some preliminary measures will take place. We will be taking your resting heart rate and your blood pressure. We will then be assessing your weight and body composition levels.
A cardiovascular assessment will then occur. You will be asked to wear a heart rate monitor, as you proceed through some carefully designed cardiovascular activities. These activities will provide an indication of your starting point for cardiovascular fitness, as well as your ability to move with or without freedom. They may include a treadmill, upright bike, arc trainer, recumbent bike and/or rowing machine. You will experience a light to moderate physical challenge.
Flexibility will be assessed with consideration to your range of motion and freedom of movement. Strength and endurance will also be assessed. We will be looking at general activities and movements that act as a guide to your current levels of strength.
Balance will also be assessed using both simple and complex movements.
All of these measures will provide a benchmark to work from.
With the information gathered during the initial consultation, as well as the observations from the assessment, a program is written that will appropriately address any medical/ health conditions, improve weaknesses, further develop your strengths and specifically attend to your goals and objectives.
At this stage, your program is designed and you will begin the process of exercising through the carefully designed exercise prescription, which will have been specifically created to address your personal needs. The program will always begin carefully and progressively evolve at the appropriate developmental stages. Your health is always at the forefront of any exercise care plan and will always receive the first line of attention. Your physical fitness development will then be a by-product of careful planning and correct execution of exercise. Our aim is to achieve a level of fitness which is appropriate for you and to challenge you to be the best you can be.
Nutritional management is central to the successful development of high levels of energy and essential to maintaining or reducing weight over the course of your exercise program.
My lifestyle studio provides initial monitoring and ongoing modification of nutritional intake. While the process of change in nutritional habits will be gradual, it is a very important component of any successful lifestyle modification.
Ongoing Lifestyle Guidance
Long-term lifestyle change requires attention to the many areas of life that impact on your health and fitness. Our experience and expertise in this area will guide you through this challenging process.