Want to know what your body is really made of?

Looking at the number on a scale is just not enough to indicate how healthy you are, as it doesn’t tell you how much of your weight is fat and how much is lean body mass.

By simply standing on the Inbody machine for 30 seconds with bare hands and feet, we will be able to reveal your:

  • total weight

  • body mass index (BMI)

  • body fat percentage

  • muscle mass and 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 for the test?

Before a test, you should:
use the bathroom
maintain the same testing conditions as any previous test which you are comparing this one to
use an InBody tissue to wipe down electrodes
avoid eating or wait two hours after a meal

Avoid testing if before the test, you:
exercised strenuously
used a sauna, steam room or bath
consumed diuretics such as caffeine, alcohol or medication
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 to maintain the same testing conditions from test to test to produce high data reproducibility and comparability.

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 are not recommended to 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 on their menstrual cycle may not obtain accurate results due to subtle changes in hydration and body water levels.

Pregnant women are not recommended to take the test 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), 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 exam yields accurate results for body composition outputs, such as body fat mass, skeletal muscle mass, (segmental) lean body mass and percent body fat.

ymca | 3 September 2015