Where It All Began
For Joshua Crawford, the fitness journey started at a young age. Fresh from high school football team tryouts in 2008, he came to the realization that being a modest 105lbs and an 11th grader wasn’t necessarily the greatest foundation for a high contact sport.
It was a low blow, and something clicked in him. The disappointment of his physique holding him back drove him to make a promise – that he would never again allow himself to be denied a goal because of his physical abilities. And so he set himself sights on getting to 150lbs.
That spark and determination saw him enter the US Marine Corp in 2012 at 190lbs in the best shape of his life. But after a serious shoulder injury saw him retire from service in 2016, he had found himself 60lbs lighter and mentally defeated.
Doctors straight away became the pessimists, saying he would never be physically what he wanted to become. Joshua immediately flashed back to that feeling of failure in 2008 and said to himself, never again.
Joshua’s training allowed him to focus on nothing but progress. He surrounded himself with people who argued for their abilities, not their limitations, and found great success.
He also discovered our Evolt 360 Body Composition Analyzer and app software (Evolt Active) two years ago, and said charting his exercise and nutrition improvements was one of the best features he’d ever seen in the fitness space.
“My first scan with the Evolt 360 wasn’t until about 2 years ago,” he said.
“I found the best element that the Evolt 360 brings to health and wellness is objective data; it’s so crucial to pinpoint water retention, protein consumption and body composition.”
“The scale is the most antiquated measurement system in fitness and I believe the Evolt 360 is part of the new era in higher-level body metrics.”
“The single fact that you can highlight the exact limb that muscle or fat has been altered on is absolutely amazing.”
Now working in law enforcement, Joshua dedicates himself to training 5-6 days a week and staying on track with his nutrition. Having the Evolt 360 body scanner to stay accountable to has seen incredible results with his health and wellness.
Seeing the Progress
Let’s take a look at some of Joshua’s Evolt 360 composition numbers with just a short 2-week difference.
|Weight (kg/lbs)||193.6 lbs||196.6 lbs|
|Subcutaneous Fat Mass (kg/lbs/%)||22.3 lbs||17.0 lbs|
|Visceral Fat Area (cm2)||43.0 cm2||32.0 cm2|
|Visceral Fat Level||4.0||2.0|
|Total Body Fat %||12.8 %||9.6 %|
|Lean Body Mass (kg/lbs)||168.7 lbs||177.9 lbs|
|Skeletal Muscle Mass (kg/lbs)||94.4 lbs||99.6 lbs|
|Protein (kg/lbs)||35.9 lbs||38.1 lbs|
Thanks to the precise figures our Evolt 360 Body Composition Analyzer determines for each individual user, Joshua says the scientifically proven data gives back a sense of control.
“It’s imperative to lean towards science and valid practices because they hold no allegiances,” he said.
“Evolt 360 scans have the distinct advantage of being able to show someone that bodyweight doesn’t hold all the answers, and because of its proven analysis I can completely dispel the myth that women in particular have to weigh a certain weight to be lean and athletic.”
“I can also show a young man (through my own personal Evolt 360 data results) that gaining 5lbs of muscle can dramatically impact his skeletal muscle mass and change the composition of his entire body.”
“Everyone struggles with the dichotomy of who they are and who they want to be; it’s in the data gleaned from accurate scanning that a sense of control can be gained.”
Focusing on the Bigger Picture
Our intelligent Evolt 360 Body Composition Analyzer and its partnering app, Evolt Active, record every progress you make and at every scan you’re reminded of how far you’ve come. Jason proves exactly that, saying utilizing the technology is one of the best assets you can contribute to your health and fitness.
“The charting aspect of the Evolt Active App is a great feature because people are looking for simple feedback that shows their results in a clear and concise manner,” he said.
“It’s a massive resource that within a few seconds you can show someone the history of your fitness journey; you can correlate your scans with life events and draw a game plan to prevent or expand results to known times or events like holidays and vacations.”
Our Evolt 360 Body Composition Analyzer uses biometric screening technology to scan the body in just 60 seconds, and does it harmlessly in the comfort of your gym or fitness centre with a trained staff member.
Each scan provides over 40 measurements including skeletal muscle mass, body fat percentage, visceral fat, subcutaneous fat, protein mass, macronutrient intake and bio age, just to name a few.
Focus on the bigger picture of your health with an Evolt 360 Body Composition Analyzer scan and staying on track with the Evolt Active app. Just like Joshua, you could find yourself in the best shape of your life having something to be accountable to.
“There isn’t a single path towards success, and others may have tools and lessons they learned the hard way that are worth listening to,” he said.
“Have an open mind while making progress, and ultimately have fun and enjoy the journey of your physical achievements.”