BodyGem MedGem Indirect Calorimetry Device Support

This page will help you get ready to start providing RMR measurements and help you market your new service.

BodyGem and MedGem Training Videos:

BodyGem Training Overview

BodyGem Analyzer Overview

MedGem Training Overview

MedGem Analyzer Overview

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Measurement Protocol Checklist

Click here for a printable 1-page measurement protocol checklist in PDF
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Understanding the numbers on the Analyzer software and printout.

RMR accounts for 70-75% of the calories a person burns each day.

The BodyGem Analyzer software determines how active their lifestyle is based on their work activity levels, numbers of hours worked, sleep hours, etc., and then adds those calories to compute their Daily Calorie Expenditure

Their Daily Calorie Expenditure is RMR + Lifestyle.  This how many calories they will burn without exercise.

Their Daily Calorie Budget is RMR + Lifestyle – Weight Goal.

So the difference is based on their weight loss goal.

If someone has an RMR of 1,500 calories + their active lifestyle burns 400 additional calories, their Daily Calorie Expenditure would be 1,900

If their goal is to lose one pound a week, it subtracts 500 calories per day, so their Daily Calorie Budget is 1,400

Then if they exercise that day and burn 200 calories, their Total Calorie Expenditure would be 2,100

They can eat their planned Daily Calorie Budget and let those exercise calories that they burn help them lose weight more quickly.

Or they can add 200 calories to their Daily Calorie Budget to maintain the 500 calorie imbalance.

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Inserting a measured body fat measurement

The Analyzer software estimates the clients body fat percentage, and it’s +/- 2% of DEXA on clients that have a BMI of 28 and higher.

The next release of Analyzer software will allow you to insert your measured body fat percent.

Until then, you can use the Note feature to insert a note on the clients measurement report, such as “Your measured body fat percent is 18%.”

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Computer Adaptor Cable

The serial cable mentioned in the training video is not included in the System Kits, but is available for $50.

Connecting the BodyGem or MedGem to a computer during a test only gives you a few benefits; it allows you to see their tidal flow as their breathing settles in during the test, and it automatically enters the RMR number in the Analyzer software.

The drawback is that you have to test your client near a computer, versus being able to test anywhere.

And some computer USB ports don’t properly sense the device.

bodygem-startTo initialize the BodyGem measurement, simply press the button on the top of the device.

It will do a self-test, and then beep and the light will turn green, when it is ready to start the measurement.

Then in the BodyGem Analyzer software, click on the Enter Measurement for Client box (green box) and simply enter the RMR number into the Analyzer software.

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BodyGem and MedGem Per-Use System Low Measurement Warning

When you per-use device has only 10 measurements left, it will warn you, so that you can get a Reorder Kit before you run out of measurements.

The Start Button on top of the device will flash yellow and green, and the C-## will appear on the LCD panel, showing you how many measurements you have left.

To bypass the warning, press the Start Button twice to start the initialization process. The Start Button will turn solid green when it is ready.

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Using BodyGem and MedGem Analyzer software on an Apple computer

To run BodyGem Analyzer software(or any Windows program) on your Mac, you would need the Boot Camp utility or VMware or Parallels software. You can get more information at

http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is/compatibility.html

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RMR Measurement Marketing:

Website Measurement Provider Listing

To get listed on our corporate website, so that people can locate you for a metabolic rate test, print and complete this locator form

BodyGem And MedGem Assessment Provider

Marketing Posters and Trifold Brochures

The marketing poster and trifold brochures that came with your system kit will help your clients understand the need for RMR testing.

The posters look great with a black frame from your local arts supply store.
Click here for a PDF of the BodyGem RMR Poster

The tri-fold brochures can be placed in a vertical brochure holder on your reception desk.
Click here for a PDF of the BodyGem Trifold Brochure

You can order additional posters and tri-fold brochures. Posters are $5. Tri-fold brochures are $25 for 50.

If your facility has glass at the entrance, you can have “Get Your Metabolism Tested” lettering painted on the glass to attract the attention of walk-by traffic.

People will pay just to know what their metabolic rate is, as many people believe that they have a ‘slow metabolism“.

One Page Marketing Fliers

To help you market your BodyGem and MedGem metabolic rate testing services, I’ve provided some RMR test marketing materials. You can update these Word documents with your contact information.

Metabolism Matters One Page Flier

Metabolism Matters Info Sheet Flier

What’s Your Burn Rate One Page Flier

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MedGem Reimbursement Codes

Click here for a MedGem Reimbursement Codes PDF

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BodyGem and MedGem Customer Support:

Call David first at 720-431-1461

If you need additional help, contact Customer Support at 1-800-968-1378

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To Generate Additional Profits:

You’re in business to help people reach their health goals and to create income, but have you ever considered how you can leverage your time to create even greater results?

To increase your profits, it’s easier and more efficient to provide more services to your current client base, than to find new clients.

Clients come and go, but if there was a way to create a repeating residual income stream where you continue to generate income even after a customer moves on, would you be interested?

If so, click here to watch this video and read an article on maximizing your profits

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