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Body Composition Testing

Body composition testing – using BodPod, the gold standard for testing.


The BodPod is the gold standard for body composition testing. It is one of the best ways to accurately measure your lean mass and fat mass, and also provides resting metabolic rate (the number of calories your body needs to support its basic functions) and Total Energy Expenditure (the number of calories you need to make it through your day).

Price: Member – $60 I Non-Member – $80 I Student $40 (Cal 1 Card required)

Preparation and Expectations

You will need to fill out our health history questionnaire – you can pick up the questionnaire at the RSF Customer Service Center or download a PDF version here. Please print and bring this questionnaire to your session.

  • Please refrain from large meals or vigorous exercise TWO hours prior to testing.
  • Wear appropriate attire, either: (a) Form-fitting Speedo-style or other Lycra/spandex-type swim suit; OR (b) Single-layer compression shorts (bike-style shorts WITHOUT padding) and a single-layer (not padded) sports bra.
  • You’ll be asked to remove all other articles of clothing as well as jewelry, socks, eyeglasses, etc. And, because we are measuring total body volume, you’ll also be asked to wear a swim cap which we provide.
  • Have an accurate measurement of your height.

Non-Member Facility Access:

Meet your trainer at the Front Desk before entering through the turnstiles. Access to Berkeley Rec Sports program areas will only be available during scheduled personal training or BodPod sessions. Non-members are not permitted general RSF gym access, locker room access, day passes, or drop-in Group Fitness classes. 

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