If we review the different fitness tests in the market we will see that there are hundreds of standard fitness tests and hundreds of more variations of these.

These tests can range from simple and inexpensive field tests to the more elaborate and expensive laboratory tests. Whatever tests you choose it is important to consider the benefit and need for them, fitness testing can have a number of benefits, which include:

  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Identifying areas for improvement
  • Defining current fitness levels
  • Monitoring progression

To perform a series of fitness tests before, during and after an exercise programme can have numerous benefits.