Fitness Assessments

November 10, 2010 | Posted in: Blog

Fitness Assessments

Everything that we do in the gym is designed to expand our comfort zones. Strength training expands our definition of heavy and light. Metabolic conditioning expands our work capacity and our definition of easy and hard. Mobility work expands our bodies’ range of motions.

In order to expand our comfort zones, we need to train at their thresholds. In order to accurately and quantifiably identify these thresholds, we need to periodically test ourselves.  A well designed assessment is targeted towards your goals and repeatable. At BucksFit, we have a number of very well designed assessments that fit all of our clients’ needs.

  • For the client interested in overall well-being, we have the general fitness assessment.
  • For the athlete, we have assessments for their respective sport. The athletic assessment measure lower body and upper body power, speed, agility, and strength.
  • For the golfer, we use the Titleist Performance Institute designed assessment that measures stability and mobility in golfing postures.

After determining your individual strength imbalances, movement pattern and mobility deficiencies a program can be better designed to address your needs.  By eliminating your deficiencies and weaknesses, you will drastically improve your performance. As you become fitter, reassess to adjust your program accordingly. Ask one of our training staff to schedule your assessment or reassessment today. Test, train, rest, repeat.


10 Tips for Better Fitness

October 27, 2010 | Posted in: Blog

Here are ten simple steps everyone can take to better fitness and better performance.

  1. Sleep. Turn off the television and get at least 7 hours per night. More for teenagers.
  2. Eat breakfast, every day.
  3. Drink a lot of water.
  4. Set a goal.
  5. Create a plan. If you don’t know where to start, ask.
  6. Train hard (most) of the time.
  7. Use multi-joint, compound movements. Isolation exercises should only be the tip of your exercise pyramid.
  8. Lift heavy weights. Remember that heavy is a relative term, heavy for a soccer mom is completely different than heavy for a collegiate athlete. It’s about the effort.
  9. Foam roll any sore muscles before your workout. Ice any sore muscles after your workout. If you’re not foam rolling / icing, you’re not sore.
  10. Have fun. Occasionally go to the gym and do whatever feels right. Throw the medicine balls, swing a kettlebell, and try a new exercise. Enjoy the effort.


Titleist Performance Institute Certified

July 28, 2010 | Posted in: Blog, Employee News

Bill Gregory, Eric Bofinger, and Shawn Classen are now TPI certified. As TPI certified fitness professionals, Bucksfit can assess the golfers movement patterns, flexibility, and stability. Armed with this information, the Golfer will be provided corrective exercises and drills to improve their body and their golf game. Call us to schedule an appointment today.

 Want more information? Check out the TPI website