Last week I had the opportunity to get measured in a Bod Pod. As part of the Revolt Fitness 12 in 12 challenge, we are getting measured before and after the 12 weeks to see the change in our body fat percentage, and the Bod Pod gives the most accurate body fat percentage.
Arizona Bod Pod is run by Joe Bauschelt and his wife, and they are both Certified Health Coaches. For those of you in the valley of the sun, Arizona Bod Pod has the best-priced BodPod testing in Phoenix. A one-time test is only $49, and they have the amazing deal of $79 for three tests. That’s only about $26 per test, and you will want to get tested more than once, to make sure that what you are doing is working.
Have you seen a Bod Pod before? It kind of looks like a cross between a giant egg and a spaceship!
I remember seeing the Bod Pod used on “Making the Squad” when I used to spend the majority of my day sitting on the couch watching the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (before having children I had a very exciting life).
The Bod Pod gives you a really detailed look at what is going on with your body. You will get an accurate weight, as well as your lean mass and body fat in both pounds and percentages. This is important because your lean mass is the weight you want to keep, and the body fat is what you want to get rid of! If your body fat percentage is going down, then you know you have the right diet and exercise regimen to get into optimal shape.
I met Joe at a gym in Peoria where he had the Bod Pod all set up and ready for me (dun dun dun!). He sat down with me and explained all about how the Bod Pod worked and showed me examples of other people’s measurements and how they changed over time.
Then it was time to get into my swimsuit, get before pictures taken, and get into the Bod Pod.
You wear a swim cap, and you can’t wear any jewelry, so I had to force take my wedding rings off. Once inside the Bod Pod, you just have to sit very still, but relaxed. Several tests are done, and in between the door is opened and closed again. You breathe normally, and the Bod Pod makes sounds as if it really is a spaceship lifting off! It only takes a minute or two and you are done!
The Bod Pod uses changes in air pressure to determine your exact body fat percentage. It is so accurate and easy that NFL teams (and their cheerleaders!) all over the country use it. Plenty of other athletes use the Bod Pod as well, including some baseball teams who travel with their Bod Pod along!
After getting measured, I got a detailed spreadsheet that showed my current measurements, along with projected measurements over the next several weeks. I will be going back after 6 weeks of the Revolt program, and then again after 12 weeks. I’m excited and a little nervous to see how my numbers change throughout the challenge!
If you are an athlete or just someone trying to get into shape, I would highly recommend getting tested in a Bod Pod. It paints a clear picture of your current state, and it can help you to see if you are reaching your goals. If you are in the Phoenix area, you’ll definitely want to go to the Arizona Bod Pod. They travel around the valley, so chances are good that they will come to a place near you. Check their calendar to see!