Body Composition Analysis
Most people use the scales to measure weight without fully understanding what their body weight is made up of. Weight on the scales is a poor indicator of your health and won’t let you know how much fat or vital tissue you have at any one time. Having a Maltron test, a body composition test, is one of the best ways to get a snapshot of how your body is at the moment.
This can be a daunting thought but the Maltron test is one of the best comparison tools you can use, especially when you are starting out on your new health and fitness journey.
How can I tell if I’m losing body fat?
If you are doing your exercise to lose weight and gain muscle, have a body composition test at the beginning of your program and then every so often to make sure you are losing fat rather than muscle.
If you are trying to lose weight when you are older it is important to work on maintaining and improving your muscles to offset age-related muscle loss. A body composition test will help you track your successes.
What does the Maltron test measure?
The most important information you get from a body composition test is how much of your body is made up of muscle. The more muscle you have, the bigger your engine, and the more calories you burn because you increase your metabolism.
Increasing your Basal Metabolic Rate is critical for fat loss, weight loss, because it means that the amount of calories your body needs on a daily basis increases. This means that all day, and all night, your metabolism is using up more calories regardless of whether you are sitting, sleeping or doing any activity of daily life.
Your test will measure:
- Body Fat percentage
- Body Fat Weight
- Target Fat percentage (min/max)
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Lean Weight
- Lean Weight percentage
- Total Body Water
- Hydration Level (Water percentage)
- Target Hydration Level (min/max)
- Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
How do I prepare for a Maltron test?
- On your test day, drink your regular amount of water
- Refrain from exercise for at least 12 hours before your test
- Time your meal so the test is 2-3 hours afterwards
- Avoid alcohol, tea and coffee for 24 hours before the test
Individual Testing and analysis – Member $45
– Non-Member $65
Group Testing – Member/Non-Member $15
(held as morning and night sessions throughout the year)
Book in for your body analysis test now