The M2 Fitness Pros Assessment and evaluation is a
starting and focal point for our clients that are entering into any
of the M2 Fitness Pros programs. This is a useful tool in
establishing each individual’s baseline fitness levels. This
evaluation consists of three steps:
We begin the assessment with the M2 Pro, a thorough but brief on
line evaluation, which provides us with a rough overview of your
current health and fitness level. This allows us to insure that you
will continue to improve your health safely and that we design the
ideal program for you.
BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS
The next step is performing a body composition analysis, which is a
term that describes different components that make up an
individual’s body weight, such as muscle, bone, and organs. We
utilize the caliper “skinfold” measurement, an accurate method that
determines body fat and lean (muscle) mass percentage. Stepping on
a standard scale will only display your total weight, but it will
not determine your total lean to fat ratio.
Typical charts tend to be very general, therefore not good
indicators for the advanced individual or performance
athlete. In addition, body weight and lean mass will vary
considerably by age, gender, genetic make-up, and each individual’s
lifestyle. Having the proper balance is also of importance.
Low percentages can cause a great deal of physiological challenges
on the body, on the other realm, high percentages can be extremely
MEASUREMENTS & DIGITALS
Along with the analysis is the third part of the assessment, simple
tape measurements of key areas of the body followed by digital
photographs for comparisons, repeated bi-weekly during your three,
six, or twelve-month program to gauge progress.
We also recommend that you keep a separate training log to note the
different stages of your progression; this is helpful in order to
continue to increase your workload accordingly.
Once we determined your lean to fat ratio, we will then coach you
on creating the right balance for you with a proper nutrition
program. The ultimate goal is a smarter approach to a healthy mind
and body. By knowing the right amount of calories to consume you’ll
avoid over or under eating, fatigue, stress, and unnecessary
overload to the body.
These adjustments will be a constant and ongoing part of your
advancement. It is a vital process for you to determine progress
and visually see the effects of your training, nutrition and