Body composition requires you to look beyond the bathroom scale.
I was always told “You should never ask a woman how much she weighs, that’s very rude!” I’m more of a progressive type of fellow, so call me rude, but for me to be able to help people reach their goals (ladies included) I have to know what our starting point is.
Also, in this profession, weight is a critical element of somebody’s state of health, mobility and injury risk level. If you are overweight, it can wreak havoc on joints, causing wear and tear over time. Excessive weight can cause restrictions in organ placement and ability to move freely, not to mention the hundreds of chronic illnesses obesity is linked to.
It’s time we take this knowledge about weight to the next level. Weight alone is a very elementary approach to gauging health. You have to see what that weight is made up of to truly discern a person’s state of health. I’m talking about intra/extracellular water composition, skeletal muscle mass, body fat percentage, visceral fat and more! This is what really matters and this information can easily be implemented in a personalized health and fitness plan. Not to mention, we have an amazing tool that tracks these measurements for us!
I have personally assessed and consulted people of all ages, races, gender, etc. Not one of them was identical to another nor did either of them have the same story. They truly all were 1 and only; Unique, different, aspiring and amazing. It’s a blessing to be able to have the job I do and to be exposed to so many different people, with a very similar goal, to obtain a greater state of health. Now that 1 & Only Fitness has access to our very own InBody 570 we can take your personal assessment to that next level!
Through our body composition screening process we find out any muscle imbalances between right side and left side and top to bottom halves. We also collect percent body fat percent, calories burned at rest, water levels, visceral fat level and we personally grade your InBody score with our targeted grading scale.
Take this hypothetical situation for instance.
I have two friends, Samantha and Abby. Both weigh 140 lbs and are 5’8. Both are obviously females.
Samantha is an avid gym-goer at 1 & Only Fitness, watches what she eats, gets 8 hours of rest a night and is a positive and motivating personal to be around.
Abby, on the other hand, hasn’t seen the gym since she watched Rocky III, consumes fast food 4x a week, is usually complaining about the problems of the world and likes to sleep whenever she gets a chance.
Do you think these two 140lbs ladies look the same? Do you think they have the same body composition?
“But they both see the same number on the scale! How can that be???”
All weight is not created equal and it should not be treated equal. Samantha is a very healthy, vibrant person who respects her body and mind. She takes the time to take care of herself so she can take care of others better. She is 20% body fat and a role model.
Abby doesn’t lead the healthiest lifestyle and it reflects in her attitude. She is 35% body fat. Both these ladies weighed the same and are the same height, but clearly very different, based upon body composition.
The bathroom scale can be very deceiving to naturally “skinny” people, or ectomorphs. It can actually hurt you in the long run to hold excess body fat percentages, no matter what the number on the scale says.
Body composition analysis is truly the only way to see that the weight you carry around every day is doing you good or brining you down.
We use the InBody 570, which is FDA approved medical device, to assess our clients in our consultations at 1 & Only Fitness. Please stop by today to schedule your InBody assessment.
Let’s see what you’re made of!