WHAT ARE BODY COMPOSITIONS SCANS
Body Composition Scans measure the amount of bone, fat and muscle you hold. It’s a simple scan that takes less than 5 minutes.
Body scans reveal how healthy an individual is and can be a beneficial point of information for individuals and trainers.
The body scan offers an in-depth analysis of your body composition rather than just using traditional scales. Traditional scales simply give you the mass of your body.
For many it seems quite scary to have all the information. It’s not meant to be an intimidating process; the body scan is designed to help you understand your body better and identify areas you can work on to help you reach your goals.
DID YOU KNOW?
Muscle is more dense than fat? You could be gaining muscle but traditional scales will tell you your overall body mass has increased which might seem disheartening to some.
Body Composition scans give you a better breakdown that allows you to accurately track changes in your body composition.
Help you plan how to increase muscle mass and decrease fat: Body Scans allow you to see where you currently sit and how you can improve your overall body composition. Knowledge= power to change!
Monitor visceral fat: for those concerned with the fat surrounding their organs body scans can help you with this. You can see how much you carry and make changes accordingly.
Find out how to control your weight within a healthy range. The body scan will let you know how much weight you need to gain or lose (if any) to maintain a normal and safe weight.
You will also be able to uncover how many calories your body burns on a basal metabolic level (how many calories your body burns in a normal day before exercise.) As well as how many calories you are recommended to consume.
When to get a body scan
It is recommended that body scans are completed every 4 weeks for those who are looking to make a serious change to their body composition. For others a body scan when starting a new gym or workout program should get a scan to see what they are starting with and then again at the end of the program or around 4-6 weeks after starting a new gym.
What info will you receive
Skeletal Muscle & Fat Mass Analysis: how much of each you carry and if it sits within a healthy range.
Obesity Analysis: See your BMI and body fat percentage and if they sit in a healthy range.
Segmental Analysis: a break down of each area of the body and the muscle: fat ratio.
Weight Control: recommendations on how to control your weight within a healthy range.
How to Get the BEST RESULTS from your body scan!
Allow 15 minutes in total, with the scan itself will take 60 seconds and is done fully dressed.
The scan itself will let you know:
• your body’s fat percentage
• your body’s muscle make up
• your current body age
• your body’s toxic fat rating
• your body’s metabolic needs
All results are printed with a QR code for you to access your results online. Your results are stored permanently and securely for you to access at anytime.
Your trainer will explain the results to you during you 15 min booking.
WHAT TO DO PRIOR TO THE SCAN?
For returning clients:
To get consistent results, it’s important to replicate the conditions leading up to each scan. Try and replicate the same actions you made prior to your last scan, keeping in mind the guidelines below.
For first-time users:
Here are some easy guidelines for you to follow before the scan to ensure the accuracy of your scan:
• Avoid alcohol 24 hours prior.
• Avoid meals and coffee for 3 hours prior.
• Ensure you are well hydrated.
• Avoid exercise prior to scan.
• Do not shower or sauna immediately prior to scan.
• Bring along your previous scan results.
• Wear comfortable clothing and your best smile!
Please note: The following can affect the accuracy of the machine:
• Breast implants
• Certain steroids
• Menstrual cycle
The body scanning procedure is not recommended for anyone who is currently pregnant or has a pacemaker.