Body Composition - BOD POD®

Lab technician testing a client inside Bodpod.

The BOD POD® is becoming a gold standard for Body Composition testing. It is one of the best ways to accurately measure your lean mass and fat mass, and also provides an estimated resting metabolic rate (the number of calories your body needs to support its basic functions) and Total Energy Expenditure (the number of calories you need to make it through your day).

Research studies at major universities have established the outstanding accuracy, safety and speed of the BOD POD®. The BOD POD® analyzes how much you weigh, how much space (air displacement) you take up (volume) and calculates your density. Your body fat percentage is determined from that information.

To book a BOD POD Appointment, first select what type of client you are below:

Preparing for Your Appointment

  • It is ESSENTIAL you wear form-fitting clothing for accurate results with the BOD POD®. Acceptable clothing includes Spandex, Lycra or other Speedo-type swimsuit, compression shorts, and light weight sports bras (no padding or wires). Individuals with significant body and/or facial hair may experience varied results.
  • Do not eat or exercise within two hours prior to testing
  • Use the restroom, if necessary, prior to testing

Test Length: 15-30 minutes

Youth Testing: The algorithm supporting the BOD POD® calculations for body composition is dependent on age as one of several variables. The algorithm is designed for adults 18 years of age and older. With parental consent, we can test youth in the BOD POD®, but body composition will be calculated as if the youth is an 18-year-old adult, which may or may not produce accurate results.