MeasureUp, located in Sydney CBD, says ‘fat loss’ is important and not ‘weight loss’. Just stepping on the scales and measuring weight will not allow you to know if the change in body weight was actually due to changes in your fat mass and/or muscle mass. If your goal is to lose fat, increase muscle or both, then DEXA is the only clear choice to know if your hard work is paying off with professional guidance provided by our accredited exercise physiologist and accredited practising dietitian. It is extremely important to know if you are reaching your goals, benchmark and track changes in your muscle and fat tissue. Knowing your body composition allows you to become more specific in tracking your progress during a weight management or fitness program and in the management of chronic conditions. It allows you to know where your fat is located and which areas of your body are changing most. MeasureUp offers the latest technology and accuracy in body composition measurement for individuals, trainers/dietitians and their clients to ensure that progress is monitored correctly. MeasureUp can help determine these changes in body composition providing a comprehensive and accurate body composition measurement, to educate and improve health and well being.
Our Exercise Physiologist
Pip is an accredited Exercise Physiologist who studied a bachelor of ‘Clinical Exercise Physiology’ and has experience with elite level strength and conditioning testing, previously working with New South Wales Rugby League in their ‘Pathways Program’ for both men and women. She has also worked in coaching positions with gymnastics, seeing girls successfully competing both Nationally and Internationally over the past 7 years.
Pip has previously trained as a high-level gymnast herself and since retiring, enjoys training and finding new, fun and challenging experiences! Through her roles in elite sport, she has developed an appreciation for the human body and the amazing things it’s capable of with the right training and nutrition.
Scan + Exercise Physiologist
$160 (30 min)
Recommended for those having a scan for the first time
• Total body DEXA scan
• PLUS your initial consultation with our Exercise Physiologist discussing your scan results and goals
$90 (15 min)
For those just wanting a scan
• Total Body DEXA scan
• QUICK explanation of your results highlighting the main points on the report and any changes that have occurred from your previous DEXA scan
From every MeasureUp total body DEXA scan you receive the following information:
- Muscle mass in each region of your body (kg)
- Fat mass in each region of your body (kg)
- Body fat percentage in each region of your body
- Estimation of Visceral Adipose (fat) tissue
- Bone mineral density
- Estimation of Resting metabolic rate (RMR)
- Individual Scan Summary Report that contains macronutrient recommendations, ideal weight recommendations, ideal fat loss recommendations, to help you achieve your health and weight loss goals and improved total body health.
- Graphs that show your body composition data compared to evidence based reference norms.
- Access your report and results through our online results portal or mobile apps so you can access your body data anytime, anywhere
What is DEXA?
DEXA stands for dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA).
DEXA (DXA) is the most accurate commercial body composition measurement system available to the public. This is the reason why all other measurement devices compare themselves to DEXA’s accuracy and reproducibility. A DEXA scan provides you with individualised body composition information together with a measure of bone density that no other device can achieve. DEXA is the gold standard in testing body composition through out the world and is used regularly in medical research.
Each client has a completely unique body composition, nutrition and exercise profile. This is why each DEXA scan contains an Individual Scan Summary Report that is developed specifically for each patient by a qualified Exercise Physiologist. Due to the large amount of accurate worldwide data on body composition profiles, each scan also contains age and population matched data so you are able to obtain a clear picture of your body composition compared with evidence based reference norms.
Scan + Exercise Physiologist $160
- Recommended for those having a scan for the first time & are not being referred by a professional (e.g. dietitian, doctor or personal trainer)
- Total Body DEXA scan
- PLUS extra consultation with our Exercise Physiologist giving a thorough explanation of your scan plus
- PLUS In depth discussion regarding health goals and ideal weight and composition change
- PLUS Macronutrient recommendations and exercise advice
- Only available in our Pitt Street HQ
- Best scan for those referred by a professional (e.g. dietitian, doctor or personal trainer) or those have previously had a DEXA scan or are part of a challenge
- Total Body DEXA scan
- QUICK discussion of your results highlighting the main points on the report and any changes that have occurred from your previous DEXA scan
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DEXA For Weight Loss
DEXA For Performance
Why use DEXA?
Your total body weight is a combination of different components:
Total body weight =
Fat mass + Fat free mass*
*muscles, water, bones & blood
How can you tell the difference between the different components when looking at the scale?
Just stepping on the scales will not provide you with the differentiation between your fat mass and fat free mass.
If your goal is to lose weight (lose fat mass), increase muscle (lean mass) or both, then it is extremely important that you are aware if you are reaching your goals and accurately benchmark and track changes in your muscle and fat tissue. By measuring your body’s muscle mass, fat mass, and bone mineral density, MeasureUp can determine your total body fat percentage, and changes in regional body composition and show you clearly what is really going on inside your body.
Why use MeasureUp for your DEXA?
MeasureUp has pioneered the use of DEXA in the field of body composition measurement in Australia since 2006. We are the most experienced private organisation in the country in the interpretation of your DEXA scan results. Our Sydney CBD based staff include accredited exercise physiologists and dietitians dedicated to delivering individual health assessments and customised advice.
Some of our Clients include, the Wallabies (Australian Rugby Union Squad), Samantha Stosur (Winner US Women’s Open), Cas and Jonesy (Polar Adventurers), Hugh Jackman, NRL Teams (Roosters, Eels, Wests Tigers, Manly, Bulldogs, Panthers) AFL Teams (St Kilda, Swans, Hawthorn) , just to name a few.