Our Most Important Personal Training Assessments

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James Breese

Everyday Athlete. Founder of @strengthmatters. Love snowboarding, cricket, Manchester United, the mountains, coffee and trail running.

In this episode, James Breese and Josh Kennedy dive deep into the world of personal training assessments. Why is it critical to assess and not guess? What are the most impactful assessments personal trainers should focus on?

Discover the answers to these questions and more in a conversation that’s not just about performance, but the very essence of health and longevity. If you’re a personal trainer or just fitness-curious, this episode is a must-listen!

If you don’t assess, you’re just guessing.

James Breese

Timeline Summary:
00:15Assessment Necessity 02:25Health Assessment Priority 04:04Breath Test Importance 05:44Resting Heart Rate and Health 08:29Longevity and Mobility Tests
Key Takeaways:
  • The Power of Assessment: Understanding the critical role of assessments in personal training for tailored and effective fitness plans.
  • Customized Approach: Adapting the assessment process to cater to individual client needs and preferences.
  • Health First Philosophy: Emphasizing health over performance in assessments to ensure long-term benefits.
  • The Breath Test: A unique and essential assessment for evaluating overall health and breathing efficiency.
  • Resting Heart Rate Indicator: Why a lower resting heart rate signifies better cardiovascular health and overall wellness.
  • Waist-to-Height Ratio: A simple yet powerful metric for assessing risk of metabolic diseases.
  • Longevity Focused Assessments: Incorporating tests like the Brazilian sit and rise test to predict and improve lifespan.
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Health comes first, without your health, you have nothing.

James Breese

The more your mobility is restricted long term, the more it impacts your lifespan.

James Breese

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