InBody is a biomedical device manufacturer founded in 1996 in South Korea by Dr. Cha. Since then, InBody has opened five more international branches in Japan, USA, Malaysia, India and Europe. InBody works with distributors in over 60 countries and has become a worldwide leader in body composition analysis. InBody began in the healthcare industry as medical professionals saw the value in how InBody produced highly correlated results to gold-standard methods at a lower cost and faster time. Trusted by many hospitals and universities, InBody provides vital body composition data so that doctors are able to help patients in a more customized way. Because of its popularity in the medical field, these research-grade devices have recently made their way into the fitness industry to transform how trainers coach their clients into healthier lifestyles. Today, hospitals, nutrition centers, and gyms alike count on the InBody to bridge the understanding
InBody’s state of the art digital technology validates what you’re doing with your members and will keep them coming back for more. The InBody precisely measures their body composition changes. Your members will see what great results your training techniques give them. This is the true measure of success. An InBody 570 body composition analyzer will provide you with a detailed report outlining a client’s measurements with over 40 parameters, for example:
- Total skeletal muscle mass
- Total body fat in kilograms
- Total body water
- Segmental lean analysis
- Visceral fat levels
- Segmental muscle and fat analysis
- Bone mineral content
- Basal metabolic rate
Why InBody for Fitness Centers
- For the Owner to run a successful business
- For the trainers to train members efficiently
- For members to work out properly
Inbody is a key for successful business.
It makes you differentiated from competing centers. Re-enrollment rate will be incredibly increased thanks to your differentiated service.
Body Recomposition Is More Than Just Weight Loss?
Typically, people use a scale to gauge their progress when trying to lose weight. If the number on the scale goes down, most dieters infer success.
However, the problem with using a scale as the only method to track your progress is that most scales don’t differentiate between fat loss and muscle loss, which is an important factor in measuring health.
Having too much body fat has been linked to a slew of health issues and may increase your risk of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease
Why is body composition analysis an effective tool in personal training?
Whether a client is starting up a New Year’s resolution or joining a work-related weight loss program to kick-start their health, any opportunities to increase physical activity leads clients in a positive direction. However, the most common reason for stopping these changes lies with lack of motivation and feedback. Strategies that provide immediate feedback are essential to ensure success; therefore monitoring progress is vital for establishing a baseline, setting appropriate and attainable goals, and tracking changes over time.
Monitoring changes with a simple weight scale or Body Mass Index provides limited ability to accurately track changes as they only highlight changes in weight and thus fail to encompass progress in muscle gain or fat loss. To support ongoing success through physical activity, understanding body composition with InBody is key.
In less than 45 seconds, the InBody 570 Test provides personal trainers with easy-to-understand, accurate and objective measurements to evaluate a member’s body composition:
- Assess muscle distribution and target areas weakened by injury
- Identify muscle and fat imbalances in each segment of the body
- Monitor changes to determine efficacy of an exercise program and diet plans to ensure long-term success
Maintaining weight while increasing muscle and decreasing fat
Monitoring a client’s muscle and fat balance allows trainers to identify imbalances between the two compartments and focus their attention on setting more appropriate training goals and create more effective plans for reducing health risks. With the use of Segmental Lean Analysis, trainers will be able to identify areas for training that will maximize progress. This equips trainers with the tools to understand starting points, target areas in need of improvement, set attainable and specific goals and optimize success and health improvements.
As we can see from this client, they have been engaging in a personal training program for a period of 7 months. During this time, body weight has remained stable, however, body composition, i.e. the proportions of muscle and fat in the body, have changed significantly. Through the use of body composition, trainers can maximize the success of their clients and focus on these positive changes in skeletal muscle and body fat mass instead of weight, where most client’s attention will be centered.
By having a visual representation of a training program and its positive progress on clients, trainers can keep their clients motivated while showcasing that their hard work is paying off. This ensures adherence and keeps clients motivated to continue to engage in a healthy habit throughout their lifespan.