New year, NEW GOALS

Congratulations to our Lighten Up Client, Matthew Churton, who has lost 60 pounds so far since April 2017. Matt’s waist size has gone from 40 inches to 34 inches! Matt trains with us 4 days a week implementing cardio and strength training each workout. Way to go Matt!

New Year, New GOALS


The New Year is a time for goal setting, and finding ways to resolve your resolutions. At the HIT Center we want to encourage healthy goal setting, which is why we’re offering Buy One, Get One 50% off Bod Pods in January. By getting your body composition measured, you are able to determine the amount of calories that are recommended in order to lose weight (fat mass), gain weight (muscle mass), or maintain your current body state. Check out this Q & A to see how the Bod Pod works and why it is beneficial to you!

What is a Bod Pod and how does it work?
A Bod Pod uses air displacement Plethysmogrophy to measure whole body composition (Fat mass vs lean mass). During the test, the subject’s body density is measured and the body’s relative proportions of body fat and lean mass are calculated based on the density of fat and lean tissue.  The denser a body is, the lower the percent body fat; the less dense the body is, the higher the percentage of body fat.

What do the results mean?
The Bod Pod breaks down body composition by displaying measurements in both weight and percentages of the test results.  A typical print out will show Fat Mass and Lean Mass in a percentage as well as Estimated Resting Metabolic Rate. It will show Fat Weight and Lean Weight in pounds or kilograms and total body weight.

Why is doing a Bod Pod beneficial?
The Bod Pod is considered the Gold Standard to measuring Body Composition, meaning it is HIGHLY accurate. This type of test can detect how much muscle you are gaining or losing as well as how much fat you are gaining or losing. Maintaining a healthy body composition is important for good health and longevity. Per the American College of Sports Medicine, the average male should not exceed 23% body fat, and the average female should not exceed 30% body fat. With a <2% error rate, the Bod Pod is the MOST ACCURATE body composition test offered to the general public. It is also very cost friendly.

When is the best time to do a Bod Pod?
The best time to do a Bod Pod is early in the morning as you want to be fasted when you perform this test. This means no liquids or food in the stomach. Also, it is recommended that you do not workout prior to testing, as an elevated body temperature will effect your results. This will give you a more accurate measurement of your body’s density. Most people find it convenient to do it first thing in the morning as they can wake up, brush their teeth and come in to perform the test without having to wait long periods of time without eating or drinking. 

How long does a Bod Pod take and what is the cost?
A Bod Pod takes about 15 minutes from start to finish.  The subject will wear tight compressed clothing such as a swim suit or compression shorts, and a compression sports bra for females. All jewelry, glasses, hair ties etc. must be taken off as the Bod Pod can miscalculate them. The HIT Center provides proper testing attire for individuals looking to have this test done. A Bod Pod costs $60. Our Monthly Special includes 2 Bod Pods which total at $90! (BOGO 50% OFF)

How can I schedule my Bod Pod?
You can schedule your Bod Pod by coming to the HIT Center of Huntington or giving us a call. We recommend scheduling in the morning for the best results. If there is an issue with scheduling in the morning we can do it in the evening, just make sure you do not have anything to eat, drink, or exercise 3-4 hours prior to the test.

-Brittney Blanton
HIT Center HIT FIT & Lighten Up Assistant Director
Social Media & Marketing Manager
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