BodyLab EMS Replaces Tanita Scale with High-Tech Evolt 360

In years past, BodyLab EMS used a digital Tanita scale to track weight, water percentage, fat percentage, muscle mass and visceral fat percentage of every client once a month after training sessions. However, Jean explained there was an advantage to using a high-tech, scientifically-backed machine like the Evolt 360 to get more definite bodily measurements.

The Background

Having a sense of purpose in life is the incentive that drives an individual towards a happy future. Those who have meaningful lives benefit tenfold from improved mental health, strong personal relationships, and overall healthier lifestyles, and it’s something the majority of people across the globe strive for.

This was the case for Jean Breedt, who found purpose in rejuvenating a fitness facility that had started to crumble. Some years ago, he had become a silent partner at what is now his BodyLab EMS branch, but 24 months after signing on the dotted line, the business was in shambles.

Not knowing how bad the situation truly was, Jean decided to resign from his job and turn around his investment.

“With only 10 members and a negative bank account, I had my work cut out for me,” he said.

“My character and pride were continuously pushed to the ultimate limit, but having my own business gave me a sense of purpose where the long hours didn’t matter.

“The struggle was part of the deal, and I wasn’t going to give up easily; during the journey I learned how money-craving and exploitative others can be, so I made sure to only surround myself with individuals who had faith and vision in my dream, and who could mentor me through this EMS adventure.”

So Who Is BodyLab EMS?

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is exactly what it sounds like – a treatment that uses mild electrical pulses to help in the repair of injured muscles. And when Jean first heard about the therapy, he knew he had stumbled onto something special, hence entering into the silent partnership.

Today, he has grown the Potchefstroom, South African studio BodyLab EMS into a first-class facility specialising in personalised EMS sessions to assist with rehabilitation and muscle repair via low impact training. Focusing on those with skeletal or muscle injuries, BodyLab EMS also provides an alternative for fitness lovers who are seeking a challenge whilst having the luxury of a personal trainer with every single session.


Bodylab EMS substitutes Tanita scale

Teaming Up With The Evolt 360

In years past, BodyLab EMS used a digital Tanita scale to track weight, water percentage, fat percentage, muscle mass and visceral fat percentage of every client once a month after training sessions.

However, Jean explained there was an advantage to using a high-tech, scientifically-backed machine like the Evolt 360 to get more definite bodily measurements.

“We felt that the scales we previously used were only accurate to a certain point,” he revealed.

“We therefore wanted to find a more accurate way of tracking our clients’ progress to provide them with the best possible service – to provide clients with an accurate macro nutrient profile based on their goals, track improvement on muscular imbalances and combat obesity.

“By using the Evolt 360, we can provide a way to accurately track the progress of our clients, and also use it as an alternative way to attract prospective clients.”

Not only does BodyLab EMS stand out as a distinct fitness facility, it provides a unique differentiating element by offering Evolt 360 body scans to its members and non-members alike – scans that provide over 40 bodily measurements to motivate and inspire individuals in a bid to improve health, physicality and general wellbeing.

One representative who uses the Evolt 360 even said, “Every time I step onto the Evolt 360 I wear black – it’s like a funeral for my fat!”

Getting In Touch

To get in touch with Jean and his team at BodyLab EMS Potchefstroom, you can contact them through their social media pages on Facebook @bodylabpotch or Instagram @bodylabemspotch to book in for a free session or to use the Evolt 360 for a body scan.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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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Say goodbye to scales and measuring tapes. Give your clients the ability to see real-time results from their efforts. While increasing their confidence in your service leading to higher retention rates, increased referrals and word of mouth, not to mention creating an exciting and fun culture in your gym.




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