Find the answers to FAQ's here! If you're still unsure about something, need to re-book a scan or have any other questions, please get in contact with us directly.
Where are you located?
Two main locations throughout the bay of plenty, Tauranga , (Papamoa) and Rotorua but can also accommodate businesses, gym’s or group challenges occurring in the North island
Can Body Scans Unlimited travel to different locations?
The InBody scanner is very portable so the Body Scans Unlimited team can come to your health club, sports club or workplace and do scans for your clients, team or staff anywhere in the North Island. Get in touch to chat about a group price
I’m a PT, gym, health facility, or business owner can I use InBody systems for my clients?
Yes, we’d love to work with you to use our systems to better track results with your clients. Get in touch and we’ll chat about working together.
Are you qualified?
Yes, Alan (who will do your scans) is a university qualified Exercise Scientist.
I have implants, can I still get scanned?
Yes, the InBody scan systems are radiation free – they are perfectly safe for clients with implants.
I have artificial joints, can I still get scanned?
Yes, the InBody scan systems are radiation free – they are perfectly safe for clients with artificial joints.
I’m pregnant, can I still get scanned?
Unfortunately we don’t recommend the InBody scan for those clients that are pregnant
I’m under 18, can I still get scanned?
You can have an InBody scan if you are under 18 but over 13.
What’s the difference between these scans and other scans?
The exact same measurements are taken when scans are repeated so your progress is real! The InBody scan system measures your actual percentage of water, fat, muscle, protein and minerals. This system doesn’t provide an estimate based on your age, gender, height and weight like other systems do
How do I access my results?
After the InBody analysis you get a hard copy of your results and the system itself holds the data for later comparison. We could also email you a copy as well.
How long does it take to perform a scan?
The InBody test takes 50 seconds. After your scan we will sit down with you and interpret your results. This may take up to around 15 minutes for a short consultation longer options are available.
Is it safe?
Bioelectrical impedance (BIA) uses very minor currents which are absolutely harmless to the body. Its safety has been proven by acquiring medical system's authorisation in South Korea, Europe and the United States. Many Medical instructions and universities are using this method... even NASA
Can we help with other aspects of your health?
YES we can help with nutrition, exercise programmes, mental and emotional strength as well as so much more.
How often should I get a scan?
Depending on what your goals are and the duration, we suggest you do a before , during and after scan, for example if you have set goals to be a certain weight for a wedding which is 8 weeks away we suggest a scan at the start , a scan at four weeks to see if your plan is working and if you need to make adjustments and a scan at week eight to see if you have achieved all of your goals. In general if you have not set a specific timeframe or not working to an event etc then every six weeks is a good amount of time in between scans. However for best results and tracking while you are actively training/exercising, where you have set goals it is optimal to get before, midway and post scans, this way you can make informed adjustments if your programme and training regime is not effectively moving you to your goals. Further to this if you are preparing for an for an event or contest , sport like pre season or even in season we would recommend every 4 weeks to track your progress for optimal results.
Isn't BMI or scales accurate enough to measure?
Body Mass Index is one of the well-known methods to diagnose obesity. It is used to evaluate weight in relation to height. According to BMI, athletes or muscular individuals would always be considered obese due to their large amounts of muscle. This would result in people who have low percentage fat content, but high lean muscle mass and skeletal muscle mass would not be identified correctly using BMI alone. Therefore, for the true diagnosis of your body composition, you will need to check with the lnBody machine, To get a complete picture of what you're made of. Scales do not indicate in anyway if you have increased muscle mass compared to fat therefore you are only guessing what your improvements are in relation to scales and many people get disheartened very quickly when they cannot track or see any positive change, The inbody scans help in this area significantly and often provide well needed encouragement and motivation to keep going. Scales purely focus on total weight which does not account for the weight gained when building muscle. When wanting to improve your body or losing weight we want to increase our muscle density and size.