Just enough to see the value of FITSCORE from the main screen of the Fitcel application. Here, each user will be able to see clearly and objectively what their current state of physical form is according to the official standards of international entities such as WHO or ACSM. After the initial evaluation, each user will have a concrete and objective value of a weighted physical form from 0 to 10 and will belong to one of the three levels of physical form defined: 1. Initial level; 2. Medium Level; 3. Advanced Level. If we want to understand a little more what “being in shape” means, you just have to keep reading. How to know if I am in good shape? This is something that most people ask, but very few are clear about its true meaning. What should we understand by being in good shape?
We can start by saying that traditionally, physical form has been related to two different concepts: sports performance and health or well-being. From the point of view of sports performance, we will say that it refers to the development of those components that are necessary to optimally perform a specific task or a specific sport. Each sport requires the maximum development of a series of skills or abilities that guarantee the effective performance of a specific task. In this way we can say that a certain athlete is in shape when he is very close to obtaining his best results in that sport.
Leaving aside the competitive sport that only a minority of the population practices, we must focus the concept of physical form towards health. In this case we find that the physical form represents the ability to perform with solvency, in a “vigorous” or without fatigue, those everyday activities or day to day. This is related to a lower risk of developing chronic diseases, with a better hope and quality of life.
When we say that the physical form must guarantee the performance of daily activities with solvency and without fatigue, what do we really mean? What should we work on our aerobic capacity? Be stronger? Lose weight? Correct our position?
Bearing this in mind, we can understand physical form as the state of harmonic and balanced development of the different components that form it, that is, of strength, resistance, flexibility, neuro-motor abilities and body composition.
All these components are related to each other and the improvement or deterioration of some of them inexorably affect the rest. All of them are equally important when planning the practice of physical activity for health.
Once this is explained, we can understand that “being in good shape” entails having a minimum acceptable level of each and every one of these motor and morpho-functional components. Obviously, this minimum level will depend on age and sex.
Being in good shape means being within a healthy body weight, being acceptably resistant, strong, flexible, agile and coordinated.
Fitcel uses internationally approved batteries for the assessment of the physical form. As a result, each user can see on his initial screen of the application his FITSCORE or what is the same, an objective and quantifiable value of his general physical form and of each one of the components that form it.