Functional Movement Screening (FMS) is a pre-participation test that experienced trainers use to assess physical ability. There are several tests within FMS that use standard movements observed by a trainer who then gives a score of 0-3. This score is based on how the movements appear when performed. Using this method, trainers create a more reliable foundation on which to build fitness plans that work for each individual. At RizFit Fitness Studio, this is the foundation of Peter Rizzo’s fitness assessment and plan for his clients.
Scores are given based on the performance of the person training. A zero is given if the movement causes pain. A score of one is given if the person is not able to do the movement. Two is given to those who are completing the movement, but are compensating. Three is given to the person training if the movement is completed correctly without compensating. These numbers are then combined to produce a final score that helps the trainer decide on a specific fitness plan.