After decades in the health industry, I still get excited about new trends. While fads like the vibrating belt and the Thigh Master now make me chuckle, it’s important to stay on top of trends so I know what to recommend to specific clients based on their particular needs and wants. One thing I’m pleased to see being discussed and tried are science-based assessments. Everyone from specialized boutique facilities to big club chains is offering comprehensive assessments. It’s very exciting. Assessments are the best way to personalize a program to meet a specific goal, whether it’s performance, weight loss, or something else. It’s all about helping you work smarter – not harder – to achieve your goals.