The Inbody 770
Written By Matt Campbell
If you’ve been in the back of the gym lately you may have seen our new InBody machine. Several of you have even been kind enough, or perhaps brave enough, to test it out already. Arriving just before Christmas, it is a heck of a present. For fitness and wellness folks it is akin to the holiday commercials where the person walks outside to find a brand new Mercedes with a giant bow in the driveway. And honestly about that expensive too.
The gym at THRIVE has been open for over a year and someone recently pointed out to me that it was about time we “bought a scale”. Firstly, yes, that is absolutely accurate. Secondly, it is the understatement of the year. Almost on principle I haven’t had a scale at THRIVE because our goal is to evolve society’s main focus of exercise – the number on the scale.
Our main focus in the Restorative Fitness program here at THRIVE has been, and always will be: purposeful movement that allows our members to both look and FEEL their best; NOT a focus around weight or the numbers we see on a scale.
Though for most of us there is a component of weight loss, or gain, that we strive for with exercise, how you measure that and what it actually means is often completely misguided. Over the years I’ve assessed countless people whose weight is technically “low” and yet they have very high body fat and are not happy with their appearance. Despite hours of cardio and hard work, sometimes after their assessment, these folks tend to be weak as kittens because they have no muscle mass and have beat their bodies up doing the wrong movements for the wrong reasons. I’ve also worked with people who are considered “obese” based on a simple height to weight measure who, in reality, are extremely fit because of well- developed muscle mass. Beyond the number on the scale, the real story of someone’s body is found in these core areas:
- Body Fat Percentage
- Visceral Fat
- Water distribution
- Segmental Analysis
- Whole Body Phase Angle
Let’s be honest, how many of us actually even know what “Phase Angle” means?! (Side note: we would love the opportunity to explain what Phase Angle is – so, please, stop in sometime and let’s chat) The point is, the weight on the scale doesn’t explain everything. As a ‘people’ we need to start normalizing THAT concept. Our focus should be on how the above areas are measured in the body and the proper way to determine that is to have it analyzed accurately. This brings us back to our “scale”. The InBody isn’t just any scale. It is a $20K, state of the art, top of the line, body composition analyzing, data crunching, health measuring, bar graph generating, truth telling machine. It tells you just about everything you ever wanted to know (and possibly what you may not be prepared to find out) about your body. But even in that case, you don’t know what you don’t know. Knowledge is power. And to have access to that much information, how it impacts your body specifically, and what areas may be needed to optimize your health, could potentially be life-changing. It just depends on what you do with the information once you have it. Insert why we are so excited about this machine and its capabilities.
You’ll no doubt be hearing more about this great new addition soon. This program will incorporate several different areas of health and wellbeing to include the Restorative Fitness program as well as our InBody to assist you in optimizing your health. If you are already training with us and haven’t been able to get on the InBody and want to, make sure to let us know. The next time you are at Thrive, stop by the front desk and ask about our 90 Day program, Restorative Fitness or the InBody – we would love to chat with you!
Lifestyle Medicine Launch Party
Happy New Year! We hope that 2022 is off to a great start for you. Here at Thrive, we have big things coming this year. Specifically, Thrive is launching Lifestyle Medicine. What is Lifestyle Medicine? Well, it is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating, and even reversing some of the most common diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones.
Lifestyle Medicine is based on the 6 pillars of health and well-being.
- Eating whole foods, not too much, and mostly plants
- Positive mindset and emotion
- Adequate restful sleep, rest, and recovery
- Social connectedness and involvement in things that give you purpose
- Getting adequate physical activity, and exercising regularly
- Stress management and positive coping strategies
To kick off our program we will be having an open house party. Bring your family and friends and come learn more about Lifestyle Medicine and our program, meet our team, and discover how lifestyle behavior changes can impact many common chronic conditions and diseases.
Please join us at our Lifestyle Medicine Community Launch Party!
Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2pm at our Market Square Location
2830 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452