When you become a McConnell member, you don't have to wonder how to start your workout or create a healthy lifestyle.
Our enrollment evaluation helps you develop the best fitness program and lifestyle plan that can fit your needs. We'll evaluate your current level of physical conditions and health status and provide an exercise prescription.
It involves completing a health questionnaire and gathering the following individual information to help you know the level that's best for you to start at with your exercising, and if you need to be aware of any personal health risks.
- Blood work to measure your cholesterol and glucose (sugar) levels
- Health history and risk profile
- Waist/height/weight/body mass index/grip strength
- Exercise tolerance test
First, the questionnaire
The McConnell personal health assessment is designed to:
- obtain information about your medical history
- identify your health risks
- evaluate your current lifestyle habits
You can print a copy of it here (PDF), complete it and mail it to:
McConnell Heart Health Center
3773 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43214
Or call (614) 566-5356 and we will mail an assessment to you.
Second, your appointment
Your appointment will take approximately 1.5 hours, and will involve the following:
- Blood work results
We'll review with you your lipid profile, including the results of the cholesterol (LDL, HDL, total and ratio), triglycerides, and glucose screenings.
- Health questionnaire review
We'll go over your health assessment and review your lifestyle, family history, medical history and risk factor profile.
- Exercise tolerance test, consultation
The exercise tolerance test is used to see how you respond to exercise. Please wear comfortable loose clothing. We'll also set up orientation appointments with an exercise physiologist to show you how to begin your new program.
Who should see their doctor before beginning an exercise program?
The risk of experiencing a major health problem related to beginning an exercise program is relatively low. However, there are current recommendations for people with certain conditions to see their physician before initiating an exercise program.
See your physician if you have:
- A history of cardiac or pulmonary disease
- Symptoms of chest discomfort, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, or palpitations at rest or with exertion
- Two or more risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, family history of heart disease, or cigarette smoking
- Joint or muscle discomfort that is aggravated by physical activity