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Firstbeat Assessment

The Tonic Lifestyle Assessment uses innovative Firstbeat technology to measure Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which identifies and monitors stress, recovery, and exercise levels amongst employees, with recommendations and support then provided on pillars of wellbeing by Tonic Practitioners

Tonic has been a Firstbeat partner for some years now to offer you an assessment service for our to help support your health and wellbeing.

It helps us to reveal to you the link between your lifestyle and your health & wellbeing.

We use Firstbeat technology to measure Heart Rate Variability (HRV) to identify and monitor stress, recovery and exercise levels amongst employees, with recommendations and support then provided on health, activity and mental health, by Tonic coaches. 

The Firstbeat device is worn by those participating in the programme for three days. Becca and her team of coaches will then interpret the results and provide a personalised report for the individual and an aggregated report for the organisation. 

This includes information on approaches and ways for them to further support their employees based on the results. Progress against this is monitored for a three month period, after which the test can be repeated to monitor progress.  

We say this is all about bringing together measurables and wearables together to provide tangible biometric data accompanied by personalised lifestyle interventions. It means our service is truly holistic when it comes to looking after the health and wellbeing our of clients. Adding this to the Tonic toolbox meanes we are equipped to encourage more people to lead healthy lives and provide them with the hard hitting data some of you sceptics out there need! 

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Jyväskylä, Finland, Firstbeat Technologies is a sports and wellness technology company that uses physiological data to create personalised guidance on exercise, stress, sleep and recovery.  

To sum it up… to get you started Tonic’s Lifestyle Assessment includes a Health Screen, a Firstbeat round the clock measurement, a report and a coaching call.


Do you get enough recovery? How well do you sleep?

Do you experience too much stress? Which events consume and restore your resources?

Are you active enough? Are you exercising effectively?


A three-day round-the-clock measurement of heart rate variability during work, sleep and leisure time.

Shipping and returning of the Bodyguard 2 measuring device.

A clear and easy to interpret personal report of your assessment via e-mail.

30-minute feedback call with one of our well-being specialists.

Recommendations for next steps to improve your well-being.


We complete your screening session.

Then a few days later you will receive the Bodyguard 2 measuring device in the mail and the link to your e-diary via e-mail.

Start the measurement within a week of receiving the measuring device and fill in your e-diary daily. Instructions are provided.

Return the device using the return envelope.

Once your results have been analysed, you will get a link to book a feedback call with a tonic Practitioner.

You will receive your Lifestyle Assessment report prior to the feedback.


How your body reacts to exercise, stress, work:life balance, alcohol and your diet… ITS SO POWERFUL.

Our assessment helps you connect the dots between lifestyle and wellbeing by tracking heart rate variability.

You will ultimately learn how to manage stress, enhance recovery and quality of sleep, and exercise right and discover small changes that can have a dramatic impact on your overall wellbeing.

The same technology used in the Lifestyle Assessment is used by Premier League and Premiership Rugby clubs to help boost player performance and recovery. Firstbeat also works with organisations across the globe, such as the NHS, to help employees perform better and improve resilience.

How’s your body’s battery looking – are you managing to recharge it or is it running low? It’s good to stop and think about this. Most of us will have days that are too busy, or sleeps that are restless, but how does the big picture look? Are you able to balance the tough days with easier ones and get enough sleep most of the time?

I’ve analysed a lot of #Firstbeat data over the years and recently especially see that many individuals are struggling: a lot of #stress & too little #recovery.

2020 has been tough, but if we want to stay resilient, we need to listen to our bodies and minds, and respond. Even a small change is a step in the right direction: 15-min #relaxation / 20-min #walk / bed 30 min earlier / 5-10-min stretch mid-work / a moment for your favourite leisure activity. Identify something that you CAN do & re-arrange your day just a bit!

If you, or someone close to you, is really struggling, don’t stay alone – reach out and get some help. We need each other now more than ever.

(If you are interested in a more holistic package please check out our 360 lifestyle and wellbeing assessment)

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