DNA testing is just one of the revolutionary services on offer at 3 St James’s Square – a private members’ wellness club. On behalf of i the stylist, I arrived at the historical glass building with an intrigue to discover the world of technology that lay ahead.
Picture 3D body scanners and meditation domes – the first in the UK. Speaking with the CEO Mark Chambers, it’s clear that his vision is to transcend the word ‘bespoke’ and make all other members clubs seem as though they are public attractions.
With health and fitness at the forefront, their goal is to make goals themselves as achievable as possible. All the issues you encounter; a lack of motivation due to no plausible results, a lack of understanding at what’s right for you; imagine a training plan so personalised that there’s no question unanswerable.
This is the future of fitness. Beginning my encounter, I headed down to the gym for a full body composition. I discovered that my body is uneven, with one side building more muscle than the other. I relaxed however, on finding that my visceral fat levels are at 1%.
Next was the 3dYu bodyscan. 100 SLR cameras capture a 360 degree image. Using my email address, securely these photos were sent to my device and I could receive an exact representation of how my body appears.
Not just for vanity or intrigue. The scanner provides exact measurements – forget worrying about measuring tapes and weighing on the scales. You’ll be able to find out specifically what improvements you’ve attained.
Because we all know that staring in the mirror and trying to guess abs definition is not the best method.
Glancing upon my scans, it felt as though the real me had jumped out of a photo. Admittedly scary; I’m not sure whether I was prepared to see myself in such definition. Nevertheless I needed that truth and it has impacted me since.
While at 3 St James’s, I visited the Somadome – the only meditation dome in the UK. Facilitating meditation, it combines “traditional colour theory with scientifically tested binaural beat technology and proprietary energy-healing microcrystalline tiles”.
Once sat inside, I understood what the spa expert Selena meant by ‘infinite space’. It felt as though I was in an open white room that expanded for miles on end. There are options on what my preference is for the day. For example, I wanted to charge my creativity; lighting and music came on which suited.
Above all the advances mentioned – scanning to avoid measuring, domes to train meditation, the significance to me was receiving my DNA results.
I couldn’t fathom that a swab circling my mouth for less than a minute, had the power to unlock my genes.
Ten documents outlining my unique genetic makeup. Here are a couple of wisdoms gained:
- A higher than average risk of a sports related soft tissue injury
- Slower free radical clearance
- Raised requirement for dietary antioxidants and omega 3
- Consistently include both endurance and power in workouts
In addition, there is a breakdown of the exact recommended micro-nutrient doses, I have scales detailing the levels of sensitivity for food items and groups; I know the types of vegetables to add, the proportions of fats and carbohydrates I require.
I know that I am not lactose intolerant and that my genes are ok for gluten. I’m aware of the diet best tailored and the percentage of my genetic endurance and power, even my aerobic potential.
There is nowhere else in the world that can personalise your health and fitness as 3 St James’s Square can. These technologies prove where fitness is heading; individual catering, intelligence of what our bodies necessitate and easy relaxation.
The future of fitness is advancing into unprecedented territories.
What do you think to these technologies? How interested are you in trying?
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