What's your body really made of?

an inBody testing machine

Looking at the scales is not a good indication of how healthy you are, as it doesn’t tell you how much of your weight is fat and how much is lean body mass. The InBody machine will let you know in just 30 seconds your total weight, body mass index, body fat percentage, muscle mass distribution, metabolic rate and water weight. Find out what you're really made of! 

By simply standing on the InBody machine for 30 seconds with bare hands and feet, it will reveal your:

  • total weight

  • body mass index (BMI)

  • body fat percentage

  • muscle mass distribution

  • total water weight

  • metabolic rate

  • hip to waist ratio.

Our fitness instructors will be able to explain these results to you as well as help you to determine how to reach your goals.

How should I prepare before the test?

Use the bathroom.

Maintain the same testing conditions as any previous test to get a good comparison.

Use an InBody tissue to wipe down the electrodes.

Avoid eating beforehand or wait two hours after a meal.

In what circumstances should I avoid the test?

If you have exercised strenuously.

If you have used a sauna, steam room or bath.

If you have consumed diuretics such as caffeine, alcohol or medication as this will interfere with your water weight result.

If you have a fever, cold or chill.

Are there any height, weight, or age restrictions for the InBody test?

All of the InBody models have the same test ranges for weight, height and age:

Weight range: 10kg to 250kg
Height range: 1.10m to 2.20m
Age range: 3 years to 99 years

What can affect the accuracy of my test results?

Changes in body composition reflect body status, which may be affected by factors such as disease, nutrition, hydration and medication.

Accessories such as jewellery may interfere with the electrical conductivity.

It is recommended that you maintain the same testing conditions from test to test to produce good results.

Can the InBody test people with prosthetic limbs?

Unfortunately, the InBody’s electrical currents are unable to flow through prosthetic limbs. The electrodes must come into contact with the body at all eight contact points: thumbs, palms, soles and heels.

Who shouldn't take an InBody test?

People with artificial electrical implants such as a defibrillator or pacemaker should not be tested. The electrical currents of the InBody may disrupt the functionality of life-sustaining implants.

Women who are having their period may not obtain accurate results due to subtle changes in hydration and body water levels.

Pregnant women shouldn't because of the body’s constant fluctuations during pregnancy.

How does the InBody work?

InBody devices use direct segmental measurement bioelectrical impedance analysis (DSM-BIA). It's a patented technology to precisely measure body composition by sending multiple electrical currents through the body, resulting in up to six different impedance readings for the trunk and each of the four limbs. The innovative in-depth analysis of the InBody test gives accurate results for body composition such as body fat mass, skeletal muscle mass, segmental lean body mass and body fat percentage.

ymca | 9 December 2019