6 Reasons To Get A Body Composition Scan

It doesn’t matter how many weight loss or fitness journeys you’ve been on in your lifetime. Taking that step towards a better you means you’re getting closer to succeeding and attaining the goals you have for yourself – and that’s a positive thing! But sometimes it’s hard to keep moving forward, so discovering new ways to keep yourself motivated are key to keeping accountable. Here are our top 6 reasons why you should get a body scan:

1. It will tell you a lot more about your body than BMI

Millions of people hop onto a bathroom scale in the hope of seeing numbers either drop with weight loss or rise with muscle gain, but more often than not those numbers stay the same for a long time (known as a plateau) even when nutrition and fitness plans are being followed to the T, and if they’re not staying the same, they’re either dropping or rising very slowly. 

Most likely it’s the scale, and it can all be resolved by using a body scanner like the Evolt 360. 

One of the biggest differences between body mass index (BMI) and body composition is accuracy. Instead of looking just at your BMI and weight numbers from a set of bathroom scales, a body scanner takes a measure of your entire body composition. This includes units like lean body mass, total body fat percentage, body fat mass and visceral fat level – numbers far more important to your health than simply your BMI.

Broken down, BMI is based on the height and weight of an individual, and today it’s an inaccurate and outdated measure of progress because it makes no allowance for the relative proportions of bone, muscle and fat in the body.

Problem with BMI

2. It will reveal your secret (bad) fat

Body scanners have the extraordinary ability to provide units of measurement in visceral fat levels, subcutaneous fat mass, total body water, skeletal muscle mass and mineral intake.

Knowing how much subcutaneous fat you are storing, for example, could very well help guide you in understanding where you stand with your health. Increased numbers mean you could be at a higher risk of health problems including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease and/or kidney disease.

If you have a body scan and your subcutaneous fat mass numbers are borderline, you may find that motivation comes thick and fast to do something about it. This goes for all the other measurements provided by a body scanner – sometimes, all it takes is the reality check of a body scan report card to see where your health is heading.

Secret Fat

3. You don’t have to strip off

Traditionally when body measurements were taken by a personal trainer or coach with bathroom or physicians scales, a tape measure and calipers, you would be required to remove clothing in the gym’s back office or closet to get the most accurate readings – and this definitely would deter people from starting a fitness journey.

Body scanners like the Evolt 360 only require you to wear light active wear before stepping on without shoes or socks. Given today’s advancements in technology, clothing doesn’t add to your mass and won’t impact your body composition results.

Non invasive Body Scans

4. It can help improve how you train

Because a body scan provides you with a scientifically validated measurement of body composition, it’s a great way to look at where somebody is in that moment. It’s an opportunity to sit down with your personal trainer or coach and do an accurate assessment to create, or make adjustments, to training programs.

Having a body scan at the start of your journey can allow you to work towards specific targets like increasing muscle mass or losing body fat. You’ll be able to adjust your training program in accordance to where you need the focus on (upper body or lower body, for example) and monitor your results with your follow up scans.

5. It tells you what  you should be eating based on your health goals

A body scanner like the Evolt 360 has the capability of determining the right macronutrient profile for you. Macronutrients – proteins, carbohydrates and fats – are what the body needs to function, and the results of a body scan can indicate to you the right levels of each macronutrient you should be consuming for maximum performance.

Other methods of determining macro profiles for specific body types simply use overall weight and mathematic calculations, which is subject to human error. The speed and effectiveness by which a body scanner reads for personalised macronutrient intake ensures it is by no way a ‘one size fits all’ result.

6. It provides precise ‘before’ and ‘after’ results

One of the best things about having access to a body scanner is that you can do a comparison of your results from when you started your fitness program to where you are currently. Placing your report card side-by-side will be an eye opening experience, and the feeling you get from seeing all your hard work and effort pay off with the numbers in front of you is insurmountable.

That first body scan counts as a baseline, giving you something to compare your fitness and health to in the weeks or months following the start of a regiment. It’s a fantastic way to visualise progress and recognise your wins.

The Evolt Active App is an award-winning app that has helped millions of users track their body composition and achieve results. Want to know more about your body? Download the Evolt Active to find an Evolt 360 scan location near you.

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A Starting Point. Because the number one reason members quit a gym is that they don’t use it enough, Evolt gets them motivated by providing a baseline measurement of the overall fitness. This motivates them to improve and provides an easy-to-understand measurement of their progress.

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Better Nutrition. By using the free Evolt app, your clients can easily monitor the macronutrient breakdown that is updated with each scan. It takes the guesswork out of a nutrition plan.

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Easy Reporting. Through Evolt Insights, our cloud-based reporting program, trainers have easy access to member profiles, allowing them to monitor their workouts and progress. It also facilitates automated Club Challenges.

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Recurring Revenue. Evolt 360 actually creates a third revenue stream after membership dues and personal training fees. Do the math: If you add just $20 per month to your base membership for one scan a month, each client adds up to an additional $240 a year — $4800 a year for getting as few as 20 clients on the machine.

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Unique Lead Generation. You can take your Evolt 360 out of the club to special events. Think health and wellness fairs, senior centers and recreation programs! The lead generation opportunities are limited only by your staff’s imagination.

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Training for Trainers. We don’t just send you a box and leave you on your own. Evolt provides a proven on-boarding program for all new clients to make sure everyone understands the process and the science. Your success is our success.

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Backed by Science. Evolt 360 is the exact opposite of a one-size-fits-all product. Its science accounts for the unique and personalized characteristics of every individual. Just like your club should!

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And one more thing: Scientific literature has written time and time again that there is no such thing as a direct measure of body composition — except in a post-mortem dissection of a cadaver. Scientific validation of BIA technology has proven the use of specific algorithms that consider age and gender to improve the accuracy of body composition measurement. The Evolt 360 takes that even further by incorporating five specific personalized variables – height, weight, gender, age and impedance – to provide the most accurate body composition measurement for any individual.

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