“Walking into Max Muscle as a client for the first time in Fairfax, Virginia, Kristin weighed me in using an infrared Futrex machine. I was surprised by how a relatively public weigh-in at the front of a busy retail store, could be so non-invasive and allow for a confidential consultation. The Futrex analysis gave me a glimpse into the real potential for my own Max Muscle store as I could envision working with people from all walks of life using a highly accurate tool that would offer clients something other than a weight scale, BMI, and a pinch test. I made a decision that day that I wanted to buy a Max Muscle franchise and have my own Futrex!
Even before I had found store space, I leased my first Futrex machine. Have Futrex, will travel! I spent months going from gym to yoga studio to school to workplace promoting Max Muscle by providing accurate body composition readings and talking about protein and calorie needs with anyone who would listen. As our FUTREX-6100A/ZL is portable and works with everyone over age five, we use it throughout the community at health fairs, workplaces and high schools. We advertise each free analysis as having a $99 value.
At Max Muscle Arlington/Falls Church, we offer every single person who walks through the door a free Futrex body composition analysis and we encourage them to return to weigh in at least every two weeks as they change up their food or workout routines. It only takes about three minutes to weigh in a client and, as the results are printing out, we have a captive audience to discuss their fitness goals and how Max Muscle can support their journey. These analyses inform all of our nutrition consultations, meal plans, local Maxformation contests, and almost always lead directly to protein sales. Personal trainers in the area have been known to drive their own clients to our store for baseline weigh-ins and nutrition consultations!
Our FUTREX-6100A/ZL has proven to be basically maintenance free. We have experienced consistent, accurate readings by ‘zeroing’ out and swabbing it with alcohol each morning. Futrex’s technical team has been accessible, responsive and excellent. I would highly recommend Futrex to all fellow franchisees!”
Michele Cato, Owner
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Max Muscle Arlington/Falls Church
“We, the Wellness Coordinators at Lockheed Martin Wellness Center, purchased a FUTREX-6100 body composition analyzer last year and it has been one of the most valuable investments we have made. The Futrex has been an invaluable resource for us since its arrival, making assessments in the Wellness Center much easier and facilitating greater number of participants during our screenings and health fairs. We and those being assessed have been very pleased in every usage situation.
Before we invested in this unit, we conducted extensive research to ensure the validity of the unit. We were confident that the FUTREX-6100 would eliminate inter-tester variability, but wanted to ensure that each reading would be valid. After a personal demonstration, and more importantly, after thorough evaluation of the research conducted by various universities and institutions, we were confident that the near-infrared analysis of this machine would give readings on par with the “gold standard” hydrostatic body composition testing.
Besides the body composition evaluations (as part of regular fitness assessments) our FUTREX-6100 has seen in our Wellness Center, it was used to screen over 500 individuals during our annual Wellness Fair. In all situations, it performed flawlessly. The employees were particularly pleased with the ease of examination (no disrobing required) and quick results. We were delighted because we could screen such a large number of employees and because no special arrangements (curtain, private rooms, etc.) were needed for the analysis.
The Futrex itself is a very convenient device and the basic body composition analysis function would make it a worthwhile investment, yet it has many other great features. The optional printer and included Physical Assessment Rating Reports are excellent options that we will make great use of. Also, the unit comes with software that facilitates an easy interface with a computer to track results and populations – another highly valuable feature for most any corporate wellness, health care, or fitness facility.
Futrex has been a pleasure to work with. They have always comprehensively answered all our queries and are prompt in delivery of any products we need. Once again, the Futrex has been a great boon to our Wellness program will soon recoup its cost. We would recommend this device to any facility seeking a valid, reliable, and easy-to-use body composition analyzer.”
Lockheed Martin Wellness Program
“Can I get my body fat percentage checked?” is a popular question at our worksite. Our employees here at LCA Body Plant (General Motors) want to know their percentage of body fat. This is a more important indiactor of health than just how much a person weighs.
The ease and convenience of the FUTREX-6100 near-infrared technology has me sold. It is quick, non-invasive, accurate, and gives the client immediate results with printed information to take with them to review. Due to the results many people have set goals to reduce their body fat percentage.
At one clinic, 62 people were checked in 3 hours! I am very pleased with the amount of interest and participation. Any time I get the FUTREX-6100 out it draws a crowd. In fact, it’s so popular I saw a need to acquire another 6100!
I also purchased the PAR (Physical Analysis Rating) Package and used it to do Fit Checks for employees before they get involved in any aerobics classes offered. It takes about 15 minutes and if the values are out of range, I recommend that they see their doctor.
I now use the FUTREX-6100 as a station (actually 2) at my cholesterol screenings. In February I screened 401 employees for cholesterol in 2 days. Of those 401, 278 opted to have their body fat percentage analyzed. Most people never have had this opportunity and were intrigued by it.
Due to the interest and reliability the FUTREX-6100 generates, I would recommend this body fat percentage analyzer to anyone who monitors body fat percentage.”