What people say!
We all know how important it is for many of our clients to have a quantitative measure of their progress.
Just feeling slimmer or even looking slimmer often is enough. They want to see solid numbers.
Of course, weight isn’t too hot a figure to go on because it doesn’t give you any indication of body composition changes, which leaves you in a pretty precarious position because even if your client’s doing great, dropped fat and gained muscle, they’re gonna feel like a failure if there’s no shift on the scale.
At my club we’ve tried pretty much every combo of plausible data collection (I’ve tried to figure out where we could put a hydrostatic pool, but it’s just not happening. Meh).
Anyway, probably like you we’ve used weight, circumference measurements, 3, 7 and 12 site caliper testing, biosig methodology, yada yada yada.
And all of them have their merits and short comings.
By far the most successful data collection we’ve ever used is the Bodymetrix Ultrasound, and I just wanted to tell you a bit about it because loads of you have been asking what it’s really like.
I must say, I’m a fan.
There’s some really awesome things about this piece of kit.
First off, it enables you to accurately and consistently measure body fat thickness and identify changes to muscle tissue structure.
Secondly, it shows you quite clearly someone’s body fat distribution and patterning, which my team and I find super helpful in piecing together our members’ hormonal picture, in combination with detailed questionnaires (if you’re not assessing you’re guessing, so make sure make like Sherlock and dot the i’s).
Thirdly, it offers you a whole range of different testing methodologies within the software, so that you can select the one that best suits your time availability and client needs (for example, a 1 site site might be more comfortable for someone who is very body conscious).
Fourth, it’s cutting edge and looks the part. People are impressed with it, and if you’ve got a very high end business like mine, it’s important to offer the best of everything.
Fifth, it develops a comprehensive report that you can send direct to your clients at the click of a button. Which saves a hell of a lot of time. And that’s something we all need more of.
And finally, there’s no uncomfortable pinching. It looks professional, feels professional, and is professional.
Like all things that are any good, it’s not cheap. But I now own two of them and wouldn’t go back to any other method.
If you wanna find out more about the Bodymetrix, check it out HERE. And no, I’m not on commission 😉
“We had a problem… clients were coming in who had trained hard and dieted, but the scales didn’t budge. That’s when we started to use BodyMetrix ultrasound to access better.
The client experience went right up. There was no embarrassing pinching like with skinfold callipers. Plus the results were reliable and not affected by hydration levels or anything else.
Our clients could see fat loss right on the screen as we were taking measurements. It was motivating for them.
Its a powerful bit of kit, which is why we now have two here at Fast.
Its been a great tool that’s not only improved the client’s experience but helped our business too”.
BodyMetrix is NOT affected by:
- Hydration levels
- Exercise level
- The Time of day
- Menstrual Cycles
- Tea, coffee, and other caffeine intakes
But there’s more…
- See muscle and fat thickness plus body fat %
- Tracking fat loss and muscle gain with live body scans
- The thickness of both muscle and fat with precise point measurements
- Record circumference measurements and track over time
- Waist-to-Hip Ratio measurement
- Basal Metabolic Rate estimation
- Body Mass Index calculation
- Disease Risk shows the potential risk of CHD, stroke and diabetes linked with body fat levels
What’s In the Box?
- BodyMetrix Professional Device
- BodyView Professional Software
- BodyMetrix Ultrasound Gel
- Training Videos
- 1-Year Limited Warranty Free online support and training
- Protective flight/carry case
Who uses the BodyMetrix Pro ultrasound system?
- Personal Trainers
- Medical Practitioners
- Dieticians and Nutritionists
- Fitness Centers
- Professional Sports Teams
- Universities & Schools