The fitness staff strongly recommends that every new member participate in the fitness assessment. There is no fee for this initial assessment unless a maximal stress test is required. The assessment includes a submaximal cardiovascular test, muscular strength and endurance and flexibility testing, and estimation of body composition. In some cases a physician’s referral may be required before a fitness assessment is administered. Periodic reassessments are provided at a nominal fee upon a member’s request. After the fitness assessment is completed, results are gathered and calculated and given to each member in a computer generated report. Using these results, our fitness staff prescribes and takes you step by step through your individualized fitness program. Exercise prescriptions are reevaluated on a regular basis or at the request of the member.