Advanced Body Analysis

Have you ever wondered how many calories you need to lose, gain or maintain weight? Knowing your body composition can help you set goals related to diet and exercise. Or, it can help you track progress for building muscle for your sport of choice.

Our Advanced Body Analysis Package may include up to three of the following tests:

Indirect Calorimetry

Indirect calorimetry measures the oxygen your body consumes. Using this measurement, it calculates your resting energy expenditure (REE), commonly referred to as a resting metabolic rate (RMR).

During this test you will relax in a comfortable position and breathe normally into a specialized mouthpiece that is connected to the ReeVue machine. After approximately 10 minutes you will know your results!

Here is an example of the information you will learn from indirect calorimetry: Sample Results Printout

Learn more about ReeVue Results.

Bioelectrical Impedance

When you stand on the Tanita scale, a very low, safe electrical signal is sent from the scale through your feet to your legs and abdomen.

The electrical signal passes quickly through water that is present in hydrated muscle tissue but meets resistance when it hits fat tissue. This resistance, known as impedance, is measured and is used by the scale to calculate what your body is made of (body composition).

You will not feel anything during this test.

Skinfold Test

An exercise physiologist or dietitian estimates body composition through a three-site caliper test:

  • Men will be measured at the chest, belly and thigh
  • Women will be measured at the tricep, thigh and suprailium (the skin just above the hip)

This test does involve a caliper that pinches skin and can be a bit uncomfortable.

What Tests Should You Do?

We will tailor your appointment to your needs. You may choose to complete up to three of the tests. Your provider may guide you in deciding which test(s) will be most beneficial to you. See the instructions to a prepare for your tests.

How Much Does It Cost?

The complete Advanced Body Analysis package is $99 and takes 60 minutes.

This baseline test shows how much of your total weight is made up of muscle and bone versus fat.

We recommend you follow up with a repeat test so your exercise physiologist or dietitian can continue to guide your health and/or training plan.

How Are the Results Used?

Your exercise physiologist or dietitian will go over your results with you. Your results will be used to personalize your treatment plan.

  • Sports Performance: For those interested in sports and exercise performance, your exercise physiologist and dietitian can use this information to tailor your meal plan and training plan to maximize your results, allowing you to work smarter, not harder.
  • Weight Management: For weight loss, weight gain and weight maintenance, use results to guide a calorie goal and track changes in body composition.

Call 320-534-3096 for an appointment or request an appointment online.

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