We conduct an in-depth analysis to determine how your body’s muscle, fat, and water contribute to weight gain or weight loss and your ability to maintain good health.
During the 30-minute appointment, we take a 60-second, non-invasive assessment with the InBody 570, specialized equipment that acts like a scale and performs body composition analysis. An exercise physiologist reviews and interprets your results with you. You can schedule a follow-up personal training appointment to learn how to use the results.
A body composition analysis is not recommended for people with electronic medical implants like a pacemaker or a defibrillator. It’s also not recommended for people who are pregnant or menstruating. Results may be inaccurate due to changes in hydration and body water levels.
Why Body Composition Matters
Unlike a traditional scale, which only measures your overall weight, a body composition analysis explains what’s behind that number. It can make a difference in how you manage weight, and offer a roadmap for making progress toward wellness goals. Each time you have a test, we explain the changes to your body’s makeup of muscle, fat, and water. Tracking measurements multiple times allows us to guide changes in your wellness routine along the way.
How to Prepare for a Body Composition Analysis
24 hours before your appointment
- Hydrate well; consume at least 64 ounces of water.
- Do not drink alcohol.
- Avoid exercising six to 12 hours before your test.
The day of your appointment
- Avoid eating three to four hours before your test.
- Do not consume caffeine.
- Do not shower or use the sauna immediately before your test.
- Do not apply lotion or ointment to your hands or feet.
When you arrive for your appointment
- Use the restroom prior to testing.
- Remove all jewelry, socks, pantyhose, and shoes.
- Stand upright for at least five minutes prior to testing. You can stand still or walk at a slow pace.
- If testing in the winter, it’s best for your body to be warmed up with light walking or movement up to 20 minutes before your test. Mild or rigorous exercise immediately before your test is not ideal and may skew results.
For more information, email LeGrant Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-660-6817.