Due to COVID-19, PolyFit is not offering any health and fitness assessments at this time. For information on what PolyFit is up to, scroll to the bottom of the page.
PolyFit is a student-run organization whose members are passionate about health care. PolyFit provides both students and community members with assessments to measure personal health and strength. Our main purpose at PolyFit is to encourage healthy lifestyles and personal health awareness. As students interested in health care, we aim to promote healthy lifestyle choices and to increase self-awareness of the risks for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other detrimental chronic diseases associated with sedentary lifestyles. Our student staff is specially trained to deliver these tests in a confidential manner.
Interested in knowing your true body composition, body fat percentage and overall status of health? See how healthy you are with respect to your age group!
Basic Health Assessment Package - Free
Resting Heart Rate: This is a measure of how many times your heart beats per minute while at rest. This can be an indicator of fitness as your resting heart rate will decrease as your heart becomes stronger with aerobic exercise training.
Blood Pressure: This is a measure of the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood. This is important because elevated or high blood pressure can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Height/Weight (BMI): This is an indicator of how healthy your body weight is for your height. A higher BMI is associated with an increased risk for disease.
Skinfold: This test measures the thickness of your subcutaneous fat, which is the fat right under your skin. Measurements from three different sites can be used to estimate total body fat percentage.
Waist to Hip Ratio: This test measures your patterns of fat distribution and can be used to estimate your risk for cardiovascular disease later in life.
BIA Scale: This test gives measures of your total body fat percentage and distribution, muscle mass and distribution, as well as total body water.
Full Health and Fitness Assessment Package - Free
ALL Body Comp elements, PLUS fitness tests:
Sit Ups and Push Ups: These tests determine your muscular endurance, which is the ability of your muscles to contract repeatedly over time. This is important in maintaining healthy functioning and preventing injury during exercise and physical activities.
Grip Strength: This test uses a handheld dynamometer to measure the highest amount of force you can produce in each hand. It is a good estimate of your muscular strength, which is important for building muscle, maintaining healthy functioning, and preventing injury.
Sit and Reach: This test determines your flexibility, which is essential in maintaining a normal range of motion during exercise and activities of daily living. Having a healthy range of motion helps to promote efficient movement and prevents injuries.
YMCA Bike Test
YMCA Bike Test: Heart rate is tested tested during exercise to determine how well the heart and lungs provide energy to the working muscles. This is a good indicator of your overall health and fitness, especially your heart and lungs.
Blood Glucose/Cholesterol: These tests give a picture of your risk for diabetes and heart disease by looking at the levels of sugars and fats in your blood. They can be performed for a small fee ($2 for glucose, $13 for cholesterol), which is just enough to cover the cost of materials!
Faculty Supervisor: Cory J. Greever, Ph.D., CSCS
Office: Building 43A-366
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Polyfit Research Participation
We have created this unique opportunity to learn more about your own activity and sleep during this unusual time. We are looking for students to partake in research to analyze and compare data of participants by wearing an activity watch.
What does this look like?
- Wear the watch for one week and log any times you take it off
- That's it! It's so simple.
After wearing the activity watch for a week, you will receive:
- A debriefing form with the analysis of the data collected from your watch
- Tips and resources for a healthy lifestyle
- A $10 Amazon gift card!
If you are interested in participating in PolyFit's sleep and activity research project, please click here to fill out the form.