Sept. 20 2006 12:00 AM

Body composition is getting more and more attention lately and clients are listening. It is not about the scale anymore. It is about body composition analysis. Metabolic testing is also becoming a staple in assessing personal fitness. Offering body composition analysis can increase awareness and revenue in your establishment.

            Tanita is the world leader in this growing service being provided in clubs and centers, using a technology called bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). BIA is a simple, quick and non-invasive validated method of measuring body composition with applications in fitness, clinical and research settings. BIA is also useful in group settings. The analyzers are able to read weight, BMI, body fat percentage, body water percentage, fat free mass, estimated muscle mass as well as basal metabolic rate (BMR). 

            The BC-418 Segmental Body Composition Analyzer uses the most up-to-date method of calculating BMR. Beyond weight, age and gender, BC-418 takes into account Fat Free Mass, providing a higher level of accuracy compared to current BMR formulas. This valuable information can assist your clients in understanding that it is the parts that make up the whole that are important.

            To further assist your clients, the BC-418 not only offers body composition analysis, it actually breaks the analysis down even further into different segments of the body. The addition of hand grips to the standard platform-based electrode system allows the BC-418 to calculate regional body composition. It provides individual composition results for five body segments trunk, left arm, right arm, left leg and right leg. An accurate segmental body composition profile is then printed in seconds. The all-in-one compact column mount design with integrated printer make the durable BC-418 ideal for use in small dedicated spaces by fitness professionals, medical experts and researchers.

            For over 60 years, Tanita has been a world leader in precision scales. We have a strong presence in education, medical, fitness commercial and consumer markets. The product range includes professional grade digital beam scales, baby scales, kitchen scales, mini scales, consumer scales and body composition monitors. Tanita's performance, innovation and durability are trusted worldwide.


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