Ever wondered how old your body really is, compared to your chronological age? Well, now you can find out! Fitness First continues to build on its reputation as the fitness leader with the launch of BioScore, a bespoke health and fitness assessment which determines your biological or ‘fitness age,’ compared to your real age.
Unlike other health fitness assessments, BioScore doesn’t look at bodyweight or body fat percentage, but instead, focuses on other key metrics. Conducted by a trained specialist, the BioScore assessment comprises a series of health and fitness tests, and a comprehensive lifestyle questionnaire, in order to obtain a more holistic picture of a person’s health:
- Health test: This element of the test looks at the status of key vital statistics including height to waist ratio, lung function and blood pressure.
- Fitness test: This element includes a series of short and simple exercises to assess aerobic fitness, power, strength, flexibility, agility and core endurance. Exercises include a TRX row, standing jumps, core endurance drills, hexagonal agility, and a 500m row.
- Lifestyle test: This element goes beyond the physical with a questionnaire that looks at lifestyle choices in and out of the gym, such as nutrition, stress levels, sleep and drinking habits to build a bigger picture of one’s health.
Once the assessment has taken place, results from all three tests will be analysed to determine one’s BioScore – a number which will either be higher or lower than one’s actual age. A person’s BioScore is the difference between the biological age and actual age, and this will be either a plus (+) or a minus (-) score displayed in years. For example, a person whose actual age is 33 years old, but whose assessment scores result in him or her being 30 years old will have a BioScore of -3.
Simon Flint, CEO of Fitness First Asia, said, “The BioScore assessment is a great tool for anyone interested in wanting to know how they can improve their fitness, or anyone wanting a starting point before setting off on his or her fitness journey. It takes a holistic approach, looking at someone’s lifestyle rather than just how many times they exercise each week. Based on the results of this assessment, you have a deeper knowledge of your fitness and health, without relying solely on physical appearance as a gauge. Following this, you can then develop a realistic strategy and action plan in order to improve your BioScore.”
Wow, can’t wait to try this out!