Assessments

The journey to your health and fitness goals have a start and an end.  To create an effective training plan that will help you reach your goals, you must determine your starting point. 

ELM's professional Assessments are designed to give you objective measurements of your current strengths and weaknesses.  A comprehensive assessment will provide the framework for your personalized training plan and also provide you with motivation to stay on track with your training over the long term. 

Functional Assessments / Running Analysis / Fitness Assessment

Body Composition Analysis / Nutrition Assessment

Scroll down to learn more about ELM's Assessment Services.


Functional Assessments

Are you limited by mobility, weakness or injury?  Do you want to return to optimal functional movement and create long term changes?

At ELM, we specialize in Functional Assessments and Corrective Exercise Programs designed to prevent and treat injuries, improve alignment and restore optimal movement patterns over the long term.  Kinesiology Assessments can uncover training errors, reveal muscle imbalances and identify sub optimal movement patterns. 

All of ELM's Personal Training clients begin with a Kinesiology Assessment and Corrective Exercise Prescription.  Corrective Exercises are included in all of our client's programs and progressed during weekly supervised training sessions. 

Functional Assessments Include:

  • Detailed health history and lifestyle assessment
  • Review of current activity and/or training program
  • Functional Assessments specific to your symptoms and goals.  This includes flexibility, strength, postural, stability and movement assessments.
  • Education may include training principles, exercise safety, adaptation and recovery, nutrition, corrective exercise, strength training, flexibility, run technique etc.
  • Corrective exercise prescription to address imbalances. 
  • Detailed descriptions of all exercises including text, images and videos all accessed online with your own account from the BC Association of Kinesiology
  • Detailed 50 page ELM Training e-Manual and supporting resources
  • Sessions can take place in home, outdoors or at an accomodating facility. 

 Investment:

*All Kinesiology Assessments include program development and training materials.

  • 60 Minute Initial Assessment: $110.  Part of every 'Start Up' Personal Training package. 
  • 90 Minute Assessment and Corrective Exercise Session (one time): $140. 

Contact ELM to book an Assessment or learn more about our Kinesiology and Personal Training services.


RUNNING ANALYSIS AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION

The secret to running faster and further is training smarter not just harder. Making simple changes in strength, flexibility, technique, and program design will help you reach a new level of performance. This specialized assessment is designed for runners who want to improve their running efficiency and take their performance to a new level.  All runners from beginners to elite athletes will benefit from this personalized assessment.

Package Includes:

  • Detailed health history and lifestyle assessment
  • Review of current activity and/or training program
  • Biomechanical Video Analysis & Review
  • Functional Assessment
  • Corrective Exercise Prescription to address sub optimal movement and improve muscular imbalances.
  • Running technique coaching, skills and drills to improve form and efficiency.
  • Detailed descriptions of all exercises including text, images and videos all accessed online with your own account from the BC Association of Kinesiology
  • Education: biomechanics, barefoot running, strength training, and more!
  • Detailed 50 page ELM Training e-Manual

Sessions can take place online, at the track or at an accomodating facility with a treadmill.  Please allow for 60-75mins

Investment:

  • In-Person: $150
  • Online: $100

Contact ELM to book an Assessment or learn more about our Kinesiology and Personal Training services.


Fitness assessment and results

Fitness assessments are an integral part of training, competition and getting results.  Regular fitness testing will ensure more effective program design, assessment of training effects and an increase in motivation.  ELM's Fitness Testing assessments are personalized to your goals, needs and interests.  Testing sessions include assessments for cardiovascular fitness, lactate threshold, strength, flexibility, occupational fitness requirements, sport specific testing and more. 

Assessment includes:

  • Online intake assessment- health history, goals, preferences, obstacles and more.
  • Personalized fitness testing session
  • Norm comparisons for your age and gender
  • Detailed summary of your results via email
  • Recommendations for targets as needed

Sessions can take place online, in your home, office, gym or other convenient location. 

Investment:

  • In-Person: $150
  • Group Rate: $50pp/per hour (minimum 3people)
  • Online: $100.  Receive step by step fitness testing procedures, submit your results and we will provide you with norms and recommendations.

Contact ELM to book an Assessment or learn more about our Kinesiology and Personal Training services.


Body Composition Analysis

ELM's body composition assessment is an excellent tool for determining baseline measurements, identifying health risk factors, monitoring progress and staying motivated over time.  Body composition assessments are completed by qualified Kinesiologists using validated testing protocols to ensure you receive the most accurate results possible.

Assessment includes:

  • Body fat & lean body mass percentages
  • Body mass index
  • Waist-to-hip ratio
  • Girths
  • Norm comparisons to other individuals of your age and gender
  • Detailed summary and review of your results
  • Recommendations for health targets

Sessions can take place in your home, office, gym or other convenient location.  Please allow for 20 minutes.

Investment: $45 or $125 for a package of 3 assessments

Contact ELM to book an Assessment or learn more about our Kinesiology and Personal Training services.


Nutrition Assessment and Recommendations

Nutrition is an integral component of health, fitness, performance and body composition and you cannot reach your goals without personalizing your nutrition plan.  ELM's nutrition assessments provide you with guidelines that are personalized to help you reach your goals safely and effectively.  Identify gaps in your nutrition plan and learn the what/when/why of nutrition for sport, endurance training, weight management, health and vitality. 

*Note: ELM's nutrition assessments are designed for 'apparently healthy' individuals in need of personalized nutrition guidelines.  Individuals with specific health/medical conditions should consult with a Registered Dietician and their Physician for nutrition recommendations.

Assessment includes:

  • Online intake assessment- health history, goals, preferences, obstacles and more.
  • Online Nutrition Assessment - 'Snapshot of your current nutrition' over a 7 day period.
  • Personalized Nutrition Plan - Nutrition Keys, Calorie and Macronutrient Budget, Nutrient Timing and plenty of recommendations and resources to support you.  Note: Nutrition plans do not include specific day by day menu plans- results are achived through flexible meal planning, and learning to work within your target budget!
  • Follow up coaching session in person or via email to review assessment and discuss recommendations.

Investment:

  • Nutrition Assessment & Recommendations - $200.  Includes intake, nutrition assessment (either before or after plan) and a personalized nutrition plan - macronutrient and calorie budget.  Includes one follow up email to answer your questions.
  • Nutrition Recommendations & Macronutrient Budget-  $100. Would you like nutrition guidelines but do not require a nutrition assessment?  This service includes personalized nutrient recommendations to help you reach your goals and a follow up email to answer your questions.
  • Follow Up Nutrition Log Review (one week) - $75
  • Want more support?  Book a 30 or 60 minute Coaching Call with Coach Sarah!

Contact ELM to book an Assessment or learn more about our Kinesiology and Personal Training services.


Learning how to run efficiently has opened a number of doors in the “personal discovery” arena. I had no idea how strong I could be, how strong my mind was - this has been a real epiphany (a word I don’t use often!).
Thanks for helping me find the key to those doors.
— Derek