Body Composition Tracking with the BOD POD

Bringing the industry standard for Body Composition Analysis and Metabolic Rate Testing to YOU!

What are the benefits of BOD POD Body Composition Measurement?

Body composition is one of the best indicators of overall health.  Because the BOD POD is highly accurate, it can detect even small changes in body fat and lean body mass (i.e., muscle, bones and organs). The results you receive from your BOD POD analysis can be used to measure the success of your nutrition and/or exercise program, track weight loss progress, help you lose or gain body fat safely, fine tune your athletic performance, and more. Many clients and athletes focusing on weight changes need body composition analysis to understand 'how' their body is changing, while they may not see changes on the scale, tracking progress with the BOD POD will help them to see overall changes to their fat and lean mass - true indicators of your nutrition or training program success. Click here for a sample copy of the printout you will receive to track your progress and set your goals.

How long does an assessment take?
You will be sitting inside the BOD POD for about 3 minutes. However, during that time, the door will be opened and closed between three 50-second trials. Total time including preparation and reviewing the results is approximately 15-30 minutes.

What should I expect?
Simply sit comfortably and quietly (no laughing or talking), relax and breathe normally and the BOD POD does the rest. Sounds relating to the valves opening and closing may be heard, but most people are unaware of the slight pressure changes that take place. You may notice a feeling similar to being in an elevator or the initial take-off in an airplane. Click here to watch a video.

How accurate is it?
The BOD POD which uses air displacement technology is considered to be the gold standard of body composition measurement. It is as accurate as hydrostatic (underwater) weighing, but quicker and easier to perform. The range of error for this test is ± 1 to 2.7%.

In order to have the best possible results, follow these simple instructions:

  • No food, drink (limited water is ok)  or exercise at least 2 hours prior to testing.
  • Use the restroom before testing, if necessary.
  • Don’t apply any lotions or skin creams prior to your test.
  • Remove glasses and jewelry (if possible).
  • Wear minimal, form-fitting clothing.
    • Men: Lycra/spandex-type swimsuit or single-layer compression bike-style shorts (no padding
    • Women: Lycra/spandex-type swimsuit or bike-style shorts and sports bra (no wire or padding)
  • A nylon swim cap will be provided to compress any air pockets within the hair.

How much does a BOD POD Analysis cost?
BOD POD testing costs $50 or inquire about our testing packages.

How do I schedule an appointment?
Complete our contact form and we will contact you to schedule your assessement. We also work with several area gyms, crossfit locations, bike and running stores, nutrition centers, and businesses to host Mobile Performance Testing BOD POD days, follow our facebook page to learn where we are - or schedule a BOD POD day at your company!




COSMED provides the most accurate body composition products based on Air Displacement Plethysmography technology (ADP), considered the “Practical Gold Standard” in body composition assessment. Our body composition solutions include the BOD POD® and the PEA POD® Body Composition Tracking Systems, which are used extensively in university and medical research, clinical, athletic, military, and health and wellness settings throughout the world.

COSMED is renowned worldwide for its comprehensive cardiopulmonary and metabolic solutions (spirometry, pulmonary function, indirect calorimetry, cardio pulmonary exercise testing, etc.) for the medical, research, sport science and performance, and wellness markets, along with a worldwide structure for responding to the needs of their clients.



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