A Home Fitness Testing Kit

Fitness testing does not always require expensive equipment. Here are some basic items that you probably have around your home that you can use to test yourself. Along with the list of equipment, there are links to some simple tests that can be performed using these items.

If you are setting up a testing laboratory or a fitness testing business we have listed a suggested fitness testing equipment list. There is also more information about other fitness testing equipment.

Basic Home Fitness Testing Kit

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Fitness Tests Using the Home Fitness Kit

Use Your Phone

By using the functions of a cell phone you can do a lot more than the tests listed above. All phones have a clock and stopwatch function. You can download apps for doing aerobic fitness tests such as the beep test. You can use the GPS function to measure out a track to do a set distance or time running test. Search in your app store for fitness tests and you will find many options. We have listed some Fitness Testing Apps.

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