InBody Assessment

Now you can leave the guessing behind and know exactly what is inside your body!

Schedule an appointment with one of our fitness professionals who will lead you through a body-composition analysis that includes more than 20 measurements! InBody assessments are available at our Downtown YMCA and Jamerson Family YMCA locations.

Provides information about:

  • Weight
  • Dry lean mass
  • Muscle mass
  • Body fat percentage
  • Body fat mass
  • Body water
  • Metabolic rate
  • And more!



How long does it take to perform a test?

The InBody test lasts approximately 45 seconds, and is followed by a short consultation to describe the data and answer questions.

What are important guidelines users should or should not do before a test?

Before a test, you should:

  • Use the bathroom

  • Maintain the same testing conditions as your first test

  • Use an InBody tissue to wipe down electrodes (provided)

  • Avoid eating or wait two hours after a meal

  • Avoid testing if before the test, you:
    • Exercised strenuously
    • Used a sauna, steam room, or bath
    • Consumed diuretics such as caffeine, alcohol, and medication
    • Have a fever, cold, or chill

Why do I need to remove my shoes and socks for the test?

Because the bottom of your feet must be in direct contact with the electrodes, clothing items such as shoes, socks, stockings or leggings must be removed for accurate results.

What factors can affect the accuracy of my test results?

Changes in body composition reflect body status, which may be affected by factors such as disease, nutrition, hydration, and medication. Accessories such as jewelry may interfere with the electrical conductivity. It is recommended to maintain the same testing conditions from test to test to produce high data reproducibility and comparability.

Who are not recommended to take an InBody test?

  • People with artificial electrical implants such as a defibrillator or pacemaker should not be tested. The electrical currents of the InBody may disrupt the functionality of life-sustaining implants.

  • Women who are on their menstrual cycle may not get obtain accurate results due to subtle changes in hydration and body water levels.

  • Pregnant women are not recommended to take the test because of the body’s constant fluctuations during pregnancy.


How does the InBody work?

InBody devices use direct segmental measurement bioelectrical impedance analysis (DSM-BIA), a patented technology, to precisely measure body composition by sending multiple electrical currents through the body, resulting in up to six different impedance readings for the trunk and each of the four limbs. The innovative in-depth analysis of the InBody exam yields accurate results for body composition outputs, such as body fat mass, skeletal muscle mass, (segmental) lean body mass, and percent body fat.