Clearance to Participate
Prior to undergoing the WFX-FIT test, participants must complete the PARQ+ form or the French version of the PAR-Q+ Q-APP+
A positive (YES) answer to one or more questions requires follow-up and clearance of the candidate for participation in the WFX-FIT testing. In some cases clearance can be provided by a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist, but it may require a health care professional using the ePARmed-X+ online and the ePARmed-X+ Physician Clearance Follow Up form. The participant must provide the completed clearance form(s) to the WFX-FIT Appraiser.
Your blood pressure will be measured onsite before the test. A resting or pre WFX-FIT blood pressure ≤ 160/90 mmHg is required.
If your blood pressure exceeds this cut point you will require primary health care provider clearance because of the vigorous intensity nature of the WFX-FIT test.
When a participant arrives for WFX-FIT testing, proper photo identification must be provided. This will be documented on the Participant WFX-FIT Results Recording and Reporting Form.
Wear running shoes or work boots with good treads (if required by your agency) and exercise clothing.
Do not smoke for two hours prior to the test.
Do not eat a heavy meal during the two hours prior to the test and refrain from drinking caffeine, energy drinks or alcoholic beverages prior to the test.
Do not exercise vigorously in the 24 hours prior to the test.