I was provided with a complimentary 3D body scan from Morphology: Advanced 3D Body Scans in Woodland Hills. Note: This post is for informational purposes only. It is based on personal experiences and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care.
Body Mass Index (BMI), body composition and/or lean mass – these are all terms that you may have heard about or even gotten tested for at a gym, fitness studio or even your doctor’s office. I remember watching a TV program and the person had their body fat measured with calipers. I’ve also heard of athletes getting their body fat measured in a pool or tank of water. (It’s a think, you can look it up on the Internet.)
As I get closer to 50, I know that I need to take charge of my health and make changes in my lifestyle. I’ve always been an active person, but the pandemic took a toll on my body in 2020. Since I stopped working out 3 times a week when gyms closed temporarily and comfort food became my friend, I put on some pounds during 2020.
Over the summer, I was able to resume my exercise routine thanks to getting vaccinated and wearing a face mask inside the gym and/or taking outdoor fitness classes. I’ve calculated my own BMI using my height and weight, but I wanted something more accurate. Last month, I visited Morphology in Woodland Hills to get a 3D Body Scan.
I wanted to get a baseline so that in 3 months, I could get another reading and track my progress. Using a state-of-the-art Styku 3D body scanner, licensed fitness coach Jojo Katabyan was able to run a body composition analysis report.
The 3D body scan quick and simple. As I stepped into the curtained part of Jojo’s office, I positioned myself on the Styku base. Then I raised my arms, made a fist and stood really still while the base spun me around slowly, 360 degrees. During this part of the test, Jojo steps behind the curtain, allowing me to take off my tank top in private with just my jog bra on and then with a push of a button (on his side of the curtain), I spin around very slowly.
Once I was done, I put my top back on and then I met Jojo around the curtain to wait for the computer results.
While I waited, Jojo asked me about my health goals, what my plans are fitness-wise and nutrition-wise. While he does not give nutrition advice or recommendations, I appreciated him listening to my plans to reduce my portion sizes, cut down on sweets, eat more fruits and veggies and drink more water. In fact, I’d like to try to eat more of a plant-based diet (one day a week), using this cookbook, Food is Love, which I received from Chef Angelique Santana. This cookbook is filled with vegan recipes. (More details on this in a future blog post.)
Back to the 3D body scan… Jojo walked me through the report in the office and also emailed me a copy so that I could review it again at home. Below is a snippet of the report, minus the numbers. I was surprised by the 3D visual of my body. The analytical side of me appreciated the detailed analysis, as the report is 11 pages long.
What I liked about the 3D body scan is that it is non-invasive, private and offers a digital tape measure (it’s more accurate than using an old fashioned yellow measuring tape ribbon) and features 30 different biometrics. When I go back later this year to do another one, I’ll get a side-by-side comparison of my body composition, which will enable me to review the analytics and track my progress. Stay tuned…
If you’d like more information on Morphology: Advanced 3D Body Scans, visit their website here or stop by their office in The Village at Westfield Topanga. Also, check out their Facebook page or Instagram to get the latest updates!
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I received complimentary 3D Body Scan, which helped facilitate this review. My opinions & images are 100% my own.