StartMe Fitness Testing - UCRecCentre

StartMe - Fitness Testing

Fitness Testing can be a useful tool to help your motivation and to set safe training goals. We offer a small range of FREE field based testing sessions to give you a baseline to work from and measure your progress.

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Why you should do this StartMe session

  • You'd like get a baseline measurement of your fitness
  • You'd like to see what areas of your health & fitness you should be working on
  • You'd like to re-test and measure if your efforts have paid off
  • You're like to get a taste of what fitness testing is about and see if it is useful for you

Session Details

  • Session will last for 30mins
  • Sign up at Reception or over the phone.
  • Free, but bookings are essential
  • If you are unable to make your session, we would appreciate the courtesy of a phonecall to advise. Thanks.

Fitness Tests Available

To assist with planning, please indicate which fitness tests you are interested in at the time of booking:

  • 20m Multi-stage fitness test (Beep Test)
  • Harvard Step Test
  • Hand grip strength test (Dynanometer)
  • Max Push Ups
  • Flexibility - sit & reach, shoulder

On the day

  • It is recommended that you have a light warm up before your testing session
  • Check in at reception 5mins before scheduled start time
  • You will be directed to the meeting point
  • Wear workout appropriate gear, including proper footwear (no jandals, sandals or bare feet)

Advanced Fitness Testing

  • If you are interested in more advanced or specific lab testing (wingate, lactate, skinfolds) we recommend UC Sport Science Centre, located in the Kirkwood Village, adjacent to our centre.

For more information

Please call us on 364 2433 or email Sam Garmonsway

  • Phone +64 3 364 2433

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  • Physical Address
    22 Kirkwood Ave
  • Mailing Address
    UC RecCentre
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800
    Christchurch 8140
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