The Fitness Assessment is an effective tool to engage guests and follow client progress.  Offering a free initial fitness assessment allows guests to learn their current fitness level and  identify areas for growth.  Through careful observation, asking about goals, and a completed fitness assessment, the YES! coach  can  recommend the best plan of action and program for success.   Accurate results are necessary, so it is important to follow a strict protocol when conducting a fitness assessment.  Even the warm –up plays an integral part in  the assessment as the coach will observe movement, coordination and response to auditory cues to identify any areas of concern.  For a guest, this is often their first interaction with a coach.  We take the time to engage them, keep in mind that many youth will feel a little anxious about “testing,” so we try to explain and put them at ease.  High fives and encouragement goes a long way!  Your coach should identify any special circumstances before the assessment through an introduction and asking a few questions about  goals and why the family visited YES!  During the assessment, the coach will be encouraging, upbeat and engaging.  This is the HEART of YES! in action!
 

​The Initial Fitness Assessment is the best tool to measure baseline fitness, and consists of exercises designed to measure specific areas of overall conditioning.  Subsequent assessments help measure improvement, determine areas for continued attention and create and achieve goals.

Initial Fitness Assessment Tools

The Sit & Reach:  The sit and reach test is an important functional measure of hip region flexibility, including the lower back and hamstring muscles (the back of the legs).

The Thirty Second Push Up Test:  The push up test is commonly used as a general test of upper body strength.

The One Minute Step Test: The one minute step test measures coordination and endurance over an extended
period of time.

The Standing Broad JumpThe broad jump measures lower body strength and horizontal explosive power of the legs.

The Dynamic Vertical JumpThe vertical jump measures lower body strength through vertical explosiveness.

The Nine Dot DrillThe nine dot drill assessment is designed to measure coordination and spatial awareness.

The Power Assessment adds three tests to the Initial Assessment tests. These test are designed to measure youths speed and agility.

Power Assessment Tools

​The Five-Ten-Five Drill and  Ten Yard Dash​ are added to the initial list of assessments.

The ​Adult Fitness Assessment and Measurements are dedicated to tracking the fitness and measurement for adults in specific areas.  Subsequent assessments help measure improvement, determine areas for continued attention and create and achieve goals.

Adult Measurements and Assessment Tools

Body Fat %:  Body fat percentage is measured and averaged over 7 areas in the body. These areas include the pectorals  abdominals, both quadriceps, triceps, the supra-iliac, biceps, and the sub-scapular.

Body Circumference:  Body Circumference is measures through 8 different parts of the body. These parts include the neck, chest, both arms, the waist, hips, both thighs and with calves.

The Sit & Reach:  The sit and reach test is an important functional measure of hip region flexibility, including the lower back and hamstring muscles (the back of the legs).

The Thirty Second Push Up Test:  The push up test is commonly used as a general test of upper body strength.

The One Minute Step Test: The one minute step test measures coordination and endurance over an extended
period of time.

Plank: The Plank exercise measures the upper body strength and core strength.

Go to your location and contact us for you FREE Fitness Assessment and Coaches Consultation!

Additional Assessment and Measurement Tools

F.I.R.E. Scores

​This stands for Fun, Initiative, Readiness and Energy.  Our coaches want your youth to get the very best that YES! has to offer.  That’s why we developed scoring criteria to help ensure that they are not only engaging in their class but having fun too!  It also helps us develop the best programs to meet the needs of every youth.

Honey Bucks

​Based upon their F.I.R.E. Scores along with overall in-class performance each day, your youth will earn  Honey Bucks.  Honey Bucks may be traded in for healthy activities or meals from our partner businesses, or  youth may opt to save  towards a Discovery Day or an Energy Party, class upgrade or T shirt.(See our full list of prizes on our Honey Bucks Rewards Page)

Monthly Challenge

​Youth may also enter an optional health challenge each month.  They receive an entry for each visit to YES! and additional entries for participating in the challenge.   At the end of the month, we’ll draw one luck winner to enjoy a special prize.  The challenge may be  as simple as adding a new, healthy food to their diet or substituting a healthy snack in place of a high-fat or high sugar snack.  At YES! we believe small, incremental changes can, over time, result in establishing healthy habits that last a lifetime.

Victory Club

​Victory Club is our time to celebrate!  This event, held the last Friday of each month, is a time to come together as the YES! family to share a meal,  conversation and re-assess each youth.  Youth will receive a a prize just for participating.  Assessments are the best way to see  the improvement and pay-off from hard work!