DATA YOU NEED FOR A SUCCESSFUL FITNESS JOURNEY
Our DXA body scans provide the most accurate measure of your lean muscle, fat, bone density and visceral fat. Book your $49 scan TODAY
What is a DXA scan?
Each scan uses state of the art dual energy x-ray absorptiometry technology to give you a comprehensive breakdown of your body’s bone, lean muscle, and fatty tissue mass. With this eight to ten minute low dose x-ray scan, you will have the most accurate tracking system to measure and re-measure your body’s progress on your fitness journey.
DXA body composition scans stand out from other body fat tests for a number of reasons: safe, convenient, less invasive, accurate, provides usable information, affordable and the ability to monitor total or regional lean muscle mass, fat and bone in your body are all reasons to choose DXA. Gone are the days of intrusive skinfold caliper testing, submerging yourself in water for hydrostatic weighing or settling for less accurate bioelectrical impedance testing. Choose DXA and save time and money without the hassle.
The radiation you will be exposed to is similar to spending a day in the sun or eating four bananas.
With our mobile setting, we come to you and each scan can be completed in roughly 8 minutes.
While other body fat analysis methods require stripping down to a bathing suit or holding your breath underwater, a DXA scan can be done lying down in the comfort of your average gym attire.
DXA body composition scans are the most accurate of all body compositions tests available today.
Tracks your real results and real change
While many people get caught up on their weight on a scale, a DXA scan will give you the ability see your true gains and losses of lean muscle and body fat not just a number on a scale.
Our $49 scans are inexpensive and with our online booking portal, you will have no trouble finding a scan near you.
HOW IT WORKS
Our convenient mobile van comes to your Gym, Office or Local event. In 10 short minutes all while wearing gym clothes your scan is completed. Your detailed report is created and our enthusiastic consultant will explain exactly what it all means. You will leave better understanding your body make up and your fitness path.
Hydrostatic weighing (also known as underwater weighing) involves submerging yourself in a pool and being weighed on a special scale. Once in the pool, you exhale all your air, completely submerge yourself in the water, and let the scale record your weight. Your underwater weight is compared with what you weigh on land, and these numbers, together with the value of the density of the water in the pool, are put through a series of calculations. This test is less convenient than other methods and just like calipers, these calculations only produce your body fat percentage.
Many of you may have encountered this method in your local gym because of its convenience and simplicity. Calipers work by pinching external body fat in several places around your body and measuring how much skin can be grasped by the caliper’s arms. These results are taken and used in mathematical calculations, which determine the fat content in your entire body. Calipers will tell you how much fat you have, but that’s about it. The problem with caliper testing is that the accuracy of your results may vary across tests, and the reproducibility (having consistent test results when back-to-back testing) won’t be as high as tests performed on machines such as a DXA, which are designed to reduce variance across tests and increase accuracy.
Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA) works by sending a small electrical current into a person and measuring the opposition of that current (impedance) as it travels throughout the body’s water. Once impedance is measured, body composition is ascertained. BIA devices range widely in quality and accuracy, and you should be aware that not all BIA devices test the entire body. Some devices, such as home bathroom scales, use BIA to directly measure leg impedance only and use estimations to determine results for the upper body. Others are handheld devices that only directly measure arm impedance and estimate results for the lower half.
Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
DXA is a medical test that involves lying on a table while a machine sends small amounts X-rays through your body and measures the difference in the amount of energy initially sent through the body and the amount detected after it exits the body. Although DXA was originally designed to measure bone density, it is now considered the “Gold Standard” for measuring body composition as well. It can produce results such as body fat percentage and soft lean mass as well. Unlike calipers and underwater weighing, DXA scans are able to measure the body segmentally, scanning each arm and the trunk separately in order to accurately measure body fat percentage, soft lean mass, and other body composition elements.