Track your health and fitness progress with the GBX Prodigy Bio-electrical Impendence Analyser
The Bioimpedence Analysis (BIA) Machine scans your body in about 60 seconds. Using the machine we can accurately measure your:
• Body fat percentage
• Lean Body Mass
• BMI (Body Mass Index)
• Age match to body
• Skeletal Muscle mass
• Protein mass
• Visceral fat level (the hidden fat around your internal organs)
• BMR (Basic metabolic rate)
This allows us to track your body composition, health- and fitness level. Regardless if you are training for muscle gains, to lose weight or to maintain a good health it is important and also interesting to know what is really going on inside of your body.
You may think you are losing weight (fat) when you are in fact burning muscle instead of fat. You may feel healthy but store a lot of fat around your internal organs which is hidden for the eye but can make a big difference to your health. Or maybe your skeletal muscle mass (muscles that are attached to your bones i.e. quads, hamstrings, biceps etc.) is lower than you expect even though you are working hard in the gym every day.
By undergoing a scan we can get information that we can use to help develop a training and/or nutrition plan for you, motivate you to work harder to reach your goal and to help you get healthier and stronger.
This can be done as a one-time scan to know where you are at with your health or fitness but to get best results and to accurately track your progress, the scans should be done once every 6-8 weeks.
The scan takes approximately 60 seconds to complete. Compared to the commonly used way of measure body fat percentage, (callipers) you do not have to get undressed to do this scan. No awkward undressing in front of a stranger for him/her to awkwardly pinch you all over your body. You can undertake this scan wearing anything you feel comfortable in.
You simply step up on the electrode scale, grip the handles with electrodes and wait for 30-60 seconds until the scan is completed.
To think about before doing a scan
Eat as per normal routines on the day of your scan but it is recommended not to eat within 2 hours before the scan.
Empty your bladder before the test
If possible, empty your bladder just before the test to allow for a more accurate body fat result.
Coffee and alcohol
Caffeine and alcohol cause dehydration in your muscles which may affect the test result. If possibly, abstain from consuming alcohol 24 hours prior the test.
Breast implants may increase the body fat reading by around 2-4%. However, the progress tracking will still be accurate.
Certain steroids can affect your body’s density and can therefore affect the Bioelectrical Impedance value which could affect the actual measurement.
It is not advised to scan if you are pregnant or have a pacemaker