WHAT IS THE INBODY TEST?

What does your weight really represent? When you step on a scale, you can’t see how much muscle or fat you have. All you see is how heavy you weigh.

Go beyond the scale with the InBody Test, a non-invasive body composition analysis that provides a detailed breakdown of your weight in terms of muscle, fat, and water on an InBody Result Sheet. An InBody Test can take anywhere from 15-120 seconds, depending on the model used.

No more pinching. No more dunking. Get results you can trust so you can reach your health and fitness goals with precision and actionable objectives.

WHY IS BODY COMPOSITION IMPORTANT TO MEASURE?

Our conversations on diet and fitness tend to focus on the amount of weight that we want to gain and lose. What they fail to consider is that two people of the same sex and body weight may look completely different from each other because they have a different body composition.

Body composition describes the amount of fat, bone, water, and muscle in the body. Measuring your body composition will tell you your own body’s unique makeup and help you identify areas to work on to improve your overall health and wellness.

Body composition analysis is a method of describing what the body is made of, differentiating between fat, protein, minerals, and body water to give you a snapshot of your health. InBody is in the business of body composition analysis, and we’re here to teach you the importance of it today’s day and age to help you reach your health goals from the inside out.

HOW CAN BMI BE INACCURATE AND MISLEADING?

You may not have heard of body composition before, but you’re probably familiar with BMI. What’s the difference? Body Mass Index (BMI) is a common method used to assess the health of an individual by comparing the amount of weight they carry to their height: BMI – kg/m2

Despite the widespread use of BMI in clinical practice, BMI has many limitations and is a poor tracking tool for weight change because there’s no way to identify if changes in your weight are in fat or muscle. Predicting health or mortality using a single number such as BMI oversimplifies health risks and ignores important factors that contribute to positive health.

When you’re trying to get healthier, you’re most likely focused on losing fat and gaining muscle. Scales or BMI cannot tell you how much of your weight loss is fat, muscle, or body water, but body composition can.

WHY DO YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND YOUR WEIGHT IN TERMS OF MUSCLE AND FAT?

You may be aware of the normal weight ranges, but how do you get there? If you only focus on losing weight, you may end up losing muscle mass and eventually sabotage your efforts. By differentiating between muscle and fat, body composition removes the guesswork of determining what your weight fluctuations mean, be it muscle gain, fat loss, or anything in between.

Whatever your goals may be, an important thing to keep in mind during your health journey is that skinny does not always equal healthy.

When you’re trying to get healthier, you’re most likely focused on losing fat and gaining muscle. Scales or BMI cannot tell you how much of your weight loss is fat, muscle, or body water, but body composition can.

DOES SKINNY ALWAYS EQUAL HEALTHY?

It’s common to assume that having as little fat as possible is healthy. However, being thin does not automatically reduce one’s health risk—“skinny fat” people can carry the same elevated health risks as an obese person.

People who are skinny fat may look thin and healthy because they have an acceptable amount of subcutaneous fat—the type of fat stored just under the skin—but they have increased health risks due to an excessive amount of visceral fat and too little muscle mass.

What’s more, those classified as skinny fat are typically unaware of their potential health risks because, unlike subcutaneous fat, visceral fat cannot be measured with BMI and scales so it goes undetected. Whether you fall into one of the above categories, or you just want to know how you start making healthy changes, understanding your muscle-balance is a great place to start.

A healthy balance of fat and muscle is a vital component of long-term health. Having sufficient muscle mass helps bolster the immune system to fight off illnesses, support good posture, enhance mobility, and prevent frailty in old age.

What does your weight really mean? Go beyond the scale and come see what you're made of at The Gym Jax in Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Schedule an InBody test today and in just 30 seconds find out how diet and exercise are affecting your health.

JM Health and Performance utilizes the InBody 570 to support our members' health and training programs. Every individual is unique and has different nutritional requirements. This cutting-edge technology allows us to ensure your metabolic needs are being met while tracking your progress through the program. We then provide the necessary support for your success every step of the way.

How does it work? The InBody 570 uses ten bioelectrical impedance measurements to measure the five segments of the body to provide over twenty-five parameters relevant and specific to body composition. Considered to be within 98% accurate when compared to Dexa scans, the InBody is the most accessible body composition scan on the market today.

InBody scans for non-members are $50. Contact us today to set an appointment for your body composition scan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our conversations on diet and fitness tend to focus on the amount of weight that we want to gain and lose. What they fail to consider is that two people of the same sex and body weight may look completely different from each other because they have a different body composition.

Body composition describes the amount of fat, bone, water, and muscle in the body. Measuring your body composition will tell you your own body’s unique makeup and help you identify areas to work on to improve your overall health and wellness.

Body composition analysis is a method of describing what the body is made of, differentiating between fat, protein, minerals, and body water to give you a snapshot of your health. InBody is in the business of body composition analysis, and we’re here to teach you the importance of it today’s day and age to help you reach your health goals from the inside out.