Body Composition Analysis

Body composition analysis can tell us a lot about your body and what makes it tick. By providing insights into your current state of health, body fat sum and hormonal balance.

What is Body Composition Analysis?

Body composition analysis is a way of measuring body fat percentage and your overall health. This helps us determine the right nutrition and supplementation to support your progress. 

The analysis is made up of skin fold analysis (the process of measuring body fat at 14 key parts of the body), continuous glucose monitoring, and the AC1Now self-check. You can learn more about these processes below. 

Body composition analysis comes standard in our face-to-face performance coaching plans and is available for an additional cost for online performance coaching plans

What is Skin Fold Analysis?

Skin fold analysis determines body fat percentage by measuring body fat at 14 key areas across the body. This information provides valuable information about how your body works, how it digests and uses nutrients, and gives insight into what factors influence your body. With this information in mind, we can devise a personalised nutrition plan that supports your goals.

What Can Body Composition Analysis Tell Us?

Whilst it’s never a good idea to get caught up on numbers, the ideal body fat percentage is around 10% for men and 16% for women. That being said, there are various factors that can influence this, which we identify with body composition analysis. We consider 14 key areas for body composition analysis, a few of which can be seen below:


The calfskin fold is a good indicator of how well you recover from training. This site relates to the hormones produced during sleep; a lack of deep sleep may result in a higher skin fold score. This may provide insight into sleep and energy levels and how we can improve them. Both of which are crucial for successful performance.

Shoulder Blade

The shoulder blade is a great indicator of how well your body metabolises carbohydrates; 10mm or lower tells us that your body is insulin sensitive and can handle carbohydrates effectively. This means that carbohydrates would continue to be recommended in nutrition plans.


Skin fold analysis at the quads can provide valuable information about toxins within the body, such as environmental toxins and heavy metals, and your liver’s ability to process toxins. This information can help us to make recommendations to remove toxins from the body, thus improving both performance and overall health.

Under The Armpit

This reflects thyroid function and how fast your metabolism is working. Various factors can impact this, including environmental toxins, stress, and sugar, potentially increasing this skin fold. The insight gained here would allow us to tailor your nutrition and supplementation to reduce skin fold at this point.

What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring and the A1CNow Self Check?

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a process of monitoring blood sugar levels over a period of 14 days, similar to what diabetics do. With a CGM monitor, you can regularly scan the sensor with your smartphone to check your glucose level, helping us to identify which foods and environmental factors impact your glucose and stress levels the most. These are key factors that can severely impact strength and performance progress.

Meanwhile, an A1C haemoglobin test is a finger prick test (only available for in-person consultations) which provides insight into the effects of glucose and stress levels on the body over three months. This information is similarly useful to CGM but is also a valuable marker for those experiencing stress-related disorders, thyroid issues, gut health issues, hormonal dysregulation and weight loss difficulties.

No diet works for everyone, and nutrition needs to be tailored to each individual. However, CGM and A1C monitoring help us understand how your body tolerates sugar and carbohydrates, thus allowing us to tailor a strength training program and nutritional advice that works for your unique body.

Our Packages

We deliver our skin fold analysis service as part of a 360 package which supports you in the areas where you need it the most. Discover more about our packages below and book your initial consultation today.

Face-to-Face Consultation

A 4-month program consisting of monthly check-in consultations, a tailored training program, nutritional and supplementation advice, lifestyle recommendations, and Body Composition Analysis

Online Consultation

Our Online plan consists of bespoke training programs suitable for a wide variety of performance goals, nutritional and supplementation advice, a guide to Periworkout nutrition, and more.

Online Coaching Program

Perfect for those that don’t have the budget to commit to personal coaching. Our Online Coaching Programmes enable you to work directly on your Training, Supplementation and Nutrition with Roan Heming over email.

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My experience with Roan is very positive. His approach is straightforward yet rich in knowledge, with attention to detail and quality, from communication to creating an action plan. You can see that he cares.

Giovanni Billi
Eleiko Strength Equipment Italy Operations Manager

I cannot recommend Roan at Human Health Hub enough. He is the only consultant I have engaged with where I have seen results, and importantly he only recommends the supplements you need for your body or nutrition goals.

In addition, he listens to a client and recommends the right nutrition, supplements and exercise routines – it isn’t one-size-fits-all; it is highly personalised to get the right results.

Kirsten Ward
Chief Marketing Officer at Situ Live

The big difference with Roan is that he completely views your health and well-being.

Fitness and strength training is at the core, but it’s supported by nutrition advice, supplements to address your specific deficiencies and regular measurement to assess progress.  For me, this is essential; diet, sleep, and exercise are all interdependent, and Roan’s education and advice enable you to make real, sustainable changes to your lifestyle.

Paul Abbott
CEO Amex Global Business Travel

Roan has exceptional experience, knowledge and expertise across PT Training, Nutrition & Functional Medicine and Supplements, which makes him UNIQUELY placed to help clients achieve their health goals.

My experience of training and working with Roan across these Specialisms is that he is challenging and unswerving in his passion for acquiring more knowledge and delivering results!.

A. Loftus London, United Kingdom

Roan is one of the most knowledgeable trainers I have ever met, and his passion for the fitness and well-being of his clients is inspiring. 

He has so much knowledge of diet, supplements and sleep. It is very motivating to work with him and accomplish targets you wouldn’t believe possible.

Yvonne Binnington
Mother of two, Buckinghamshire


How are the training programs individualised and adjusted without the in-person HSH Skinfold Measurement Analysis?

The in-person HSH skinfold measurement analysis (SMA) focuses on nutrition and health supplementation but has little influence on training planning. We cover many more critical factors in online coaching, such as muscular balance, training progress and exercise execution.

Can I include the HSH skinfold measurement analysis results in the online coaching?

If you are based in the UK and willing to travel, skinfold measurement analysis can be added as an additional service to your online coaching program. This can be done before each new training block or when it is best suited for your needs.