Pro Fitness Program Announces Major Upgrades to its Fitness Assessment Software
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TORONTO, CANADA - Pro Fitness Program has always strived to offer the leading fitness assessment software in the industry. In order to accomplish this, leading experts in this area have been hired to develop custom programs for clients and members. In 1998, the first version for desktop computers was delivered, and it offered testing in the areas of body composition, predicted V02, and strength and endurance protocols. Clients were able to get a printout of their results and compare them to national norms based on performance based criteria.
In 2013, Dr. James Manson, the leading epidemiologist and kinesiologist in Canada, was hired to develop an updated assessment protocol. At the time, James was working with the Cleveland Clinic and was focused on normative data as it related to health outcomes. As a result, he was able to design a custom platform for the iPad that added in elements such as functional movement screens, balance assessments and a unique protocol for the senior population.
In the next couple of weeks, a new update to the cutting-edge assessment platform will be released. Dr. Manson has been working with some of Pro Fitness' veteran Fitness Consultants and has been using their feedback from thousands of 90-minute fitness consultations, to revise the software and provide our fitness staff with the best possible tools to diagnose and prescribe individualized programs for members. Dr. Manson is now a college professor in Toronto Canada and continues to study the data and outcomes of comprehensive fitness assessments on the general and senior populations. Information continues to increase and the evidence is getting stronger and stronger in terms of these results and how they relate to overall health and longevity.
In 2018, the company plans to transition the software from the iPad to its online personal training management software: PFP Track. Currently, when members register with a club that offers the Pro Fitness Program, they are automatically sent a digital health and history questionnaire. Once completed it gets securely stored in their client profile. The Fitness Consultant is then able to review this information prior to his initial assessment and use it to formulate the basis for their exercise prescription and program. Currently screenshots of the assessment from the iPad are uploaded to the client profile and sent to the client. By having this feature directly in PFP Track, this step will be eliminated. With clients performing up to four assessments per year, comparative data can be tracked and graphed and clients can see how they are progressing and remain motivated. Trainers will also have access to this information and will be able to work together with the Fitness Consultant to ensure that the client is progressing and achieving his long-term goals.
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