Department of Recreation and Wellness
Personal Training - Body Composition
Body composition refers to the types and amounts of tissues that make up the body. The most widely accepted body composition analysis is a two-part scale which divides the body weight into fat weight and lean weight.
Fat weight or adipose tissue is considered essential for normal functioning and is stored in the body to protect, insulate and be used for energy.
Lean Body Mass is comprised of 40-50% muscle, 16-18% bone, and 26%-35% organ mass (liver, kidneys, heart, etc.).
Recommended Body Fat Percentages:
Health Risks Associated with Excess Body Fat include Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Joint Discomfort.
Body composition assessments are available to patrons of the BGSU Student Recreation Center free of charge and are administered by certified personal trainers. These assessments can be repeated as often as preferred with a recommendation of at least once a month.
Free Body Fat Testing will resume in the fall.