Health & Wellbeing Suite (Body Composition)
Body Composition with Juan Jasso
Body Composition Assessment
WHAT IS IT? Body composition is the proportion of fat and fat-free mass in your body. A healthy body composition is one that includes a lower percentage of body fat and a higher percentage of fat-free mass, which includes muscle, bones, and organs. Body composition is measured to assess your health and fitness level. Research has shown that a higher percentage of lean muscle mass can improve calories burned at rest, make day-to-day activity easier, increase athletic performance and minimise risk of certain health issues.
WHAT IS IT FOR? Understanding your body’s composition of lean muscle mass can help when planning fitness activity or manage your nutrition to change the balance of your body’s composition. Use of the skinfold measurement method to determine body composition is more accurate than using bioelectrical impedance. Which is the most commonly used method in health and fitness clubs.
WHO IS IT USEFUL FOR? This service is for anyone wishing to get a detailed report of their body’s composition and make up of lean muscle tissue versus body fat and be recommended calorie intake. This service includes taking skinfold measurements at 4 or 7 different sites and 6 or 9 measurements of circumference, as well as height and weight. Finally calculating recommended nutritional intake per day based on your measurements.
ABOUT OUR SPECIALIST – JUAN JASSO: Juan currently delivers on our university sports degree courses, having taught on anatomy and physiology, sports nutrition, analysing and improving performance and strength & conditioning. He is currently working towards his Master’s degree in strength and conditioning as well as holding coaching qualifications in for sports. He has recently been accepted on his high-performance coaching award through the Rugby football league. Most recently Juan has been involved with development work establishing rugby league in Latin American countries. Previously he has worked for the London Broncos RLFC and the New York Red Bulls.
WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE –
PREMIUM – 45 minutes
4 Site Skinfold Measurements with Harpenden Skinfold Calipers, Height and Weight, 4 body site measurements - £65.00 per person
GOLD - 1 hour 15 minutes.
7 Site Skinfold Measurements, Height & Weight, 8 Body site Measurements
- £115.00 per person
Further services available soon
Please note: Where you require additional support and the event is less than a week away, we ask that you contact our Additional Learning Support team using 01254 292411 or by emailing ALSInformation@blackburn.ac.uk
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