Body fat percentage is a measurement of the total fat mass in your body and is used to determine how much of your total body weight is made up of body fat. To calculate your body fat percentage, you first need to assess the weight of your fat and the weight of your total body.
The body fat percentage of an active athlete is often lower than the average person. Typically, male athletes will have between 6-13% body fat, and female athletes will have 14-20% body fat.
A BIA scale is an essential piece of equipment for any professional gym. Capable of providing comprehensive readings with high accuracy, they allow gym members to analyse their body health in detail and adapt their workout regimen based on the results.
The Charder MA601 Advanced Body Composition Analyser is available to order from this week. In this blog post, we take a look at several key benefits this scale provides for both gyms and gym members.
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is a commonly used method for calculating body composition. This metric is used to assess health and nutrition by measuring body fat, lean muscle mass and hydration levels.
In the long term, excess body fat can be damaging to your health and can actually increase your risks for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more. By using BIA, users can assess their health and make decisions to balance their body fat levels.
A recent survey by Sport England/Savanta ComRes discovered that British citizens in lockdown were missing the gym more (14%) than they were other leisure activities like swimming (13%) and football (5%).
Furthermore, the survey also reported that 87% of gym-goers plan to rejoin a gym after lockdown, and 27% of non-gym-goers plan to join a gym.
But when will they reopen?
If you’re a gym or slimming club regular, two months of lockdown has probably been tough. Even with exercise outdoor allowed, you probably need to think outside of the box.
If you have found exercise during lockdown a struggle, take a look at our checklist. With help from ManVFat (who use the Marsden M-545 for their weighing-in sessions), we’ve compiled five tips for losing weight during lockdown and help get you through to the reopening of gyms (hopefully from July).
It doesn’t look like we will not be returning to the gym any time soon, so it’s more important than ever to start working out at home and keep fit.
There’s a lot of exercises out there and it’s not always clear about the benefits that they offer us; so, we’ve created this handy guide to the 10 exercises we’d recommend doing during lockdown to correctly target all your muscles. These can be performed as a circuit or on a rep basis.
If you’re hoping to slim down and improve your overall health and well-being, then it helps to get active. Losing weight isn’t easy, and there’s no safe, quick fix but if you’re up for the challenge, get your gym wear on and try out these seven exercises to help burn off the calories and reduce any excess body fat.
In 2019, the total number of gym memberships in the UK broke 10 million. LeisureDB reported that, in 2018, 1 in 7 UK citizens had a gym membership.
So, it would be natural to assume that gym retention should be higher than ever. However, this is not the case. Mintel estimates that 50% of gym members are being lost every year. This is probably due to the increasing prevalence of gyms, as well as gym alternatives.