Take the Standing Balance Test: The One-Leg Stand Test


To assess static balance and the capability to maintain body position.


  1. Preparation:
    • Ensure you’re wearing comfortable clothing and shoes.
    • Stand next to a sturdy chair or a wall for support if needed.
  2. Starting Position:
    • Stand up straight with your feet together and arms at your sides.
  3. Test:
    • Lift one leg off the ground, bending the knee so your foot is a few inches above the floor.
    • Hold this position for as long as you can, up to 30 seconds.
    • Switch legs and repeat.
  4. Safety Tips:
    • Have someone nearby to help if you feel unsteady.
    • If using a chair for support, only use it if absolutely necessary to keep the test consistent. You can also stand in a doorway to be able to quickly grab the sides.


  • Excellent: Balance maintained for 30 seconds without any wobbling.
  • Good: Balance maintained for 20-29 seconds with minimal wobbling.
  • Fair: Balance maintained for 10-19 seconds with some wobbling.
  • Needs Improvement: Balance maintained for less than 10 seconds or requiring support.

Being consistent with these types of exercises can improve your balance over time. Remember, it’s always a good idea to consult a personal trainer for proper form. At Concierge Personal Training we offer a first complimentary workout and fitness assessment to help you achieve better balance and strength.