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Our Assessment Process


Just because your body is “functioning” does not mean that it is functioning optimally.

Andrea Lawson

The BIM Fitness Assessment

Our fitness assessment is the first step in your training process and designed to help us get to know you, your body and how it moves. Having a program customized to your exact needs, goals and lifestyle will make is easier for you to stick with it.

We get to know you, your body and any muscle imbalances or limitations to keep you free from injury and ensure that you can achieve your goals.

What To Expect

Your fitness assessment begins with a one-on-one with one of our kinesiologists – who will sit down with you to discuss your relevant medical history, goals and lifestyle to find out what you need to do to achieve the results that you want.

Following the physical assessment, we will conduct a postural screen and muscle imbalance testing to find out where you lack stability and/or mobility.

From there one of our kinesiologists will administer a Functional Movement Screen, also known as a FMS™ test, to ensure that they fully understand your body’s compensation patterns.

As soon as they’re confident that they know everything that’s going on with your body, they prepare a personalized fitness plan for you that addresses all of the imbalances and/or restrictions revealed in your assessment.

This assessment typically takes 60 minutes.

We get to know you

What We Assess

  • Your Posture
  • Your Movement Patterns
  • Your Weaknesses
  • Your Imbalances
  • Your Medical History
  • Your Lifestyle
  • Your Goals
  • Your Needs
  • Your Progress
  • Your Performance

Our Approach

Our training approach is based around the principles of Kinesiology and is designed to help you improve your mobility, correct imbalances, increase strength and tone muscle without the risk of injury.

Our fitness assessment is the second step in that process.

The Benefits

Pain causes your mind to alter your movement mechanics in an attempt to avoid feeling more pain. This subconscious action changes how you move, which can lead to imbalances that need to be addressed so that you don’t fall victim to new problems down the road.

By identifying your triggers we are able to:

  • Keep you from doing movements or tasks that will irritate your injury further.
  • Give your body a chance to recover.
  • Prevent movement compensation patterns from forming.
  • Identify any imbalances, past or present injuries and/or faulty movement patterns that could hold you back from reaching your goals.

Our Training Process

Our fitness assessment is the second step in our five-step training process.
Strategy SessionWe sit down with you to discuss your relevant medical history, goals and any hurdles that you may have experienced in the past.
We administer a few tests to determine if you have any muscular imbalances, functional limitations and/or asymmetries present in your body that may affect your fitness goals.
Exercise Program
We prepare a personalized plan that specifically addresses all of the imbalances and restrictions revealed in your initial assessment.
Managed Coaching
We work with you to reach your training goals, teach you how to perform each exercise and use our equipment, all while monitoring your progress and adjusting your program as targets are met.
ReassessmentEvery four weeks we reassess you to make sure that you are achieving your desired results and not developing any new imbalances or weaknesses.
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The FMS™ Test

A Functional Movement Screen, or FMS™ test is a ranking and grading system that documents the movement patterns key to your body’s normal function.

We use the FMS™ test to:

  • Identify any functional limitations and/or asymmetries present in your body. (Left unaddressed, these issues can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning)
  • Evaluate your progress and measure your performance.
  • Quickly identify dangerous movement patterns before they lead to injury.
  • Create a customized treatment plan that will effectively restore your movement patterns and build up your strength.
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