Fit 3D scanner is changing how fitness gains are measured

Posted at 2:47 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 20:55:16-05

BOISE, Idaho — As gyms fill with people looking to make good on their new year's resolutions, new technology is helping people reach their goals by accurately measuring their fitness gains.

The machine uses an image sensor to take a three-dimensional scan, in under a minute, that provides a lot of different measurements to help people improve their level of fitness.

"It is going to collect a lot of data. And from that data, I'm going to know what your metabolism is, what your metabolic rate is, I'm going to know your body weight percentage and your lean mass. It is also going to do measurements on twelve parts of your muscles so that way you want to make sure you are progressing. It is a really cool little program," said Sean Festag, a manager at Crunch Fitness.

The Fit 3D machine helps trainers monitor whether or not people need to change their routine or their diet to get the most out of going to the gym.