Fitness Testing

Welcome to the Barbara and David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center's fitness assessment page. A fitness assessment is a series of fitness tests that helps you or your personal trainer determine your physical fitness level and aids in developing your personalized program. The fitness assessment can identify your strengths and weaknesses, which will help you set realistic and attainable goals. An assessment will aid in tracking improvement and provides the most accurate results if performed every 4 to 6 weeks. At the Recreation Center, fitness assessments may include any or all of the following areas of testing:

  • Body Composition Testing
  • Cardiovascular Testing
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance Testing
  • Flexibility Testing

Contact the assistant director for fitness programs at 713-348-2153  or email ajf13@rice.edu to make your appointment today!

Fees:

  • $55 - Students
  • $60 - Faculty/Staff/Community
  • $70 - Non-Members

Pre-test Instructions:

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing consistent with testing
  • Drink plenty of fluids over the 24-hour period preceding the test to ensure normal hydration prior to testing
  • Avoid food, tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine for at least 3 hours before testing
  • Avoid exercise or strenuous physical activity the day of the test
  • Get an adequate amount of sleep (6 to 8 hours) the night before the test