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Forget the Scale, How About a Bod Pod?

If you have a hard time stepping onto the scale, imagine stepping into the Bod Pod...

The Bod Pod is the latest in measuring body composition. Instead of underwater weighing, skin fold and circumference measuring or even a scale, your doctor (or personal trainer) may ask you to step inside the Bod Pod. This futuristic contraption will measure your body composition (fat mass and lean mass) in about 5 minutes flat.

There is something about this that totally reminds me of that look into the future ride at Epcot circa 20 years ago and I can't stop saying the name, Bod Pod, Bod Pod... However, this is actually a great device for fitness professionals. Don't be replacing your bathroom scale/body fat measurer just yet, because aside from the fact that it is absolutely huge, the Bod Pod is a bit on the pricey side. About $42,000 on the pricey side. Yikes -- I'll be sticking to the old fashioned ways myself, but you can check it out at

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janbrent janbrent 5 years
Vitela Health has a new BodPod location in Bellevue Washington! Great news1
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Is this a joke? It looks like something that would have been "futuristic" circa 1957. Like something you'd see at Epcot at Disney World. I'll stick to the plain old skin fold/calipers test, thanks.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
I wonder if I could sneak over to the Kinesiology Dept at SFSU and use the machine? Hope it isn't like the one in the Fly. Thanks Arthur.
Arthur Arthur 9 years
So I sent them an email and here's what they repsonded....i did my part, now let me know which one you choose and how it goes ;) Hello Arthur-- Thank you for your interest in the BOD POD Body Composition System! Here is a listing of public testing facilities in SF: California Pacific Medical Center Davies Campus Occupational Health Services San Francisco, CA 94114 415-600-5089 San Francisco State University Dept. of Kinesiology San Francisco, CA 94132 415-338-1491
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Oh wait maybe the Four Seasons Spa has one - we could bum rush the place.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
I could not find a place that actually had one Arthur. Only people who sold them here in SF. It looks so cool though like something out of the movie Sleeper.
Arthur Arthur 9 years
maybe we can split one wack? ;)
Arthur Arthur 9 years
i want to try it! sent them an email asking if there is one in or around SF. Hey, you never know?
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
OMG! How the heck do you read my mind Fit? I just googled not three days ago because I want to find a location to get a body fat percentage measurement in SF. I couldn't find a location only sales people. But geez, collective unconscious - everyone gets the same thought at the same time. I found a place in Oakland that does underwater weight measuring for $75. Supposed 99.9% accurate including body fat measurement. I'm going to treat myself for my birthday.
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