HPA Method

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Description

Benefits

HPA Health Profile Assessment® Method

The Benefits of an HPA

 

HPA for an Individual

  • Scientifically estimates the participant’s current health and fitness status.
  • Indicates areas for improvements in overall health.
  • Inspires the participant to make positive changes in their lifestyle.
  • Helps set attainable goals for a healthier life.
  • Gives the participant the opportunity to review their progress over time.

 

HPA as part of a Company’s Wellness Campaign

  • Leads to increased profitability by reducing healthcare costs.
  • Compiles statistical data for groups of clients.
  • These statistics can be used as an aid in creating effective wellness campaigns, customized for the group’s needs.
  • Identifies the risk factors related to both individual lifestyle and workplace environment.
  • Aids in creating healthier workplace environments.
  • Allows for the measurement of the effectiveness of a wellness campaign.
  • Measures the individual and group’s progress over time.
  • Allows for comparing of different groups (professions, genders, different life habits, etc).

 

HPA as part of a Personal Trainer’s Activity

An accurate and easy method to determine:

  • Percentage Body Fat
  • Percentage Fat Free Mass
  • Body Mass
  • Fat Mass
  • Fat Free Mass
  • Healthy Weight Range
  • VO2 max

 

Desired Health Profile

  • The trainer receives information regarding the client's personal goals.
  • Motivates the client to take responsibility for their own health.
  • Provides information about other health-related activities the client wishes to begin aside from exercising.

 

Specific Training Program
Provides the trainer with the possibility to adjust the workload, schedule and/or exercise program specifically for the client according to their:

  • Life habits
  • Health situation
  • Weight status
  • VO2 max and Fitness Index
  • Perceived exertion
  • Personal goals

 

Progress Monitoring

  • HPA's performed at different stages of training.
  • Allows the trainer to adjust the exercise program scientifically, according to the client's progress.
  • Allows the client to measure their own progress, which is a great motivational tool.

 

The HPA

  • Allows for information to be gathered about the client’s lifestyle habits and health situation.
  • Establishes a closer relationship between the trainer and the client.
  • Raises the client's awareness regarding their current health situation.

 

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