It is a legal and ethical matter that every client should be thoroughly screened, before they begin an exercise programme. The screening should assess their health status, fitness levels and readiness to exercise.
What are the different way in which you can get the screening information?
Questionnaire– This method allows the instructor to gather specific information about the client’s health issues and readiness for exercise. It is the best method if you have limited time as it doesn’t require face to face interaction and can be relatively quick to complete depending on the amount of questions. However, questionnaires don’t allow for clarification of questions and the ability to explain answers resulting in answers which aren’t completely true. There are various questionnaires available which can be given to clients such as: