5 fitness tests you can do at home

How fit are you? 

Getty Images/Gallo Images
How fit are you? Getty Images/Gallo Images

We all want to be in good shape, whether we’re 21 or 71. But, how do you tell just how fit you are? We reveal the health tests that can make all the difference.

THE TEST: One-repetition maximum

What is it? A straightforward, one-push test in which you try to shift as much weight as possible in one go. Joanna Berggren, co-founder and personal trainer at Nordic Balance, believes it to be “the very best way to determine your strength”.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in