I received a DEXA Scan free for the purpose of this review. All ideas are my own.
The last few years I have really been focusing on my health and fitness - using the scale and my clothing as the form of measurement. As I approach 40 I wanted to go a bit deeper and really figure out what is happening on the inside.
I was excited to find a DEXA Scan Near Me right in downtown Pensacola. I was so excited I made an appointment for literally the very next day.
What Is a DEXA Scan?
A DEXA Scan is a full body composition scan that is non-invasive and measures your body density to show how much muscle and fat as well as the density of your bones.
You simply lie flat while the DEXA Scan hovers over you. In less than seven minutes you have a detailed picture of your body's composition.
What was once used only to diagnose osteoporosis is now being used to help men and women achieve their fitness and physique goals.
DEXAFit Pensacola is a complete health and wellness studio that offers the DEXAScan, V02, RMR, and even 3D imaging. They are located right in the heart of Downtown - right on Palafox!
The owners, husband and wife team Robert and Erica Thomson, are licensed physicians that will take the time to go over your results and help you develop a plan to achieve your goals.
Robert was incredibly patient while I asked at least 50 questions about my results - which were shockingly thorough. He was even knowledgeable and supportive of the ketogenic lifestyle - which is always a win in my book.
Why Get A DEXA Scan?
If there is one thing I have learned over the last few years, it is that using the scale is NOT the best way to measure health. The scale only tells you one thing - how much you weigh - but there is so much more to optimum health than a number on a scale!
When you change your diet to something like the ketogenic diet, there is some risk of losing muscle mass instead of fat. So on the
With the DEXA Scan, I can measure and monitor my muscle mass to make sure I am staying on track with losing body fat while maintaining muscle. And as an added bonus, I can see that my bones are nice and strong!
DEXA Scan Results
The DEXA Scan Results is a four-page comprehensive report with exact measurement of your lean mass, body mass, and fat tissue percentages. It even measures your lean mass balance - which is great to see if your training, past injuries, or even a health condition could be leading to disproportionate mass differences.
My results were... well hard to hear. But they were what I needed to hear to really get refocused on my goals. No, I won't show you my actual results - not yet anyway.
I am so excited that several of my friends and family are joining the DEXAFit Annual Memberships to help us see our progress in 2019! That way we can all challenge each other and achieve our fitness goals together!
DEXAFit Memberships are designed to fit your specific needs and goals. With the DEXAFit Annual Plans you can monitor your progress every month - which is great for accountability!
You can cancel any time and all plans are HSA/FSA eligible. You can pay monthly or save by paying it all up front - totally up to you.
I am choosing the 4-Pack Starter plan for $29 a month. I will go in for quarterly follow up DEXA Scans starting in January and then 3D scans each month.
I feel so much more confident about achieving my fitness goals now that I know just exactly what to work on, and I am super excited to have "progress pictures" that are more than just me standing in front of a mirror.
If you are in the Pensacola area, check out DEXAFit Pensacola to get started or visit the DEXAFit Website to find a location near you!