I had body composition testing using the dexa (DXA scan) which is here.
And, I had my resting metabolic rate tested which is here.
The final thing I had done was a scan of my body using the Fit3D scanner. This scanner takes pictures of your body and takes hundreds of measurements. From this, a 3D avatar is created of your body. The information is sent to you privately at Fit3D. You can log in and get a lot of information, including measurements of core body parts. In addition, you can download a spreadsheet with lots of other measurements. You can also download your 3D avatar.
Under my Dexafit plan, I can get a Fit3D scan once a month.
I actually really like the scan and think it will be very motivating to me to want to improve my avatar and my measurements each month. I will go into some detail here about the Fit3D scan as I didn’t find much online about it beyond basic information.
The scan is done in a room privately. I went in and first created a Fit3D account on a touchscreen by the scanner. For the scan, you stand on a round disk, hold handles with arms straight and then simply stay still while you rotate around for 40 seconds. At that point, you are done.
Here is a photo of me on the scanner before I did the scan.
If you look at my feet you can see 2 white feet shapes on the round base. You stand on those (without socks) for the machine to get your current weight. [Read more…]