The Use of the SECA Scale in a Medical Fitness Center

The Healthplex (HPA) at SBH plays an instrumental role in the development and successful completion of grant-funded programs that have helped adolescents; adults; and geriatric populations struggling to control severe diseases by facilitating healthier lifestyle-choices through individualized and medically-based fitness programming.

Various sets of data are needed to support grant-funded initiatives. Typically, the medically pertinent data is first collected and tracked by a team of doctors our staff works closely with. Our staff of trainers then use our EMR-compatible SECA impedance machine to collect the other set of data used to develop our unique programs.

Our SECA scale has been instrumental in the development of unique programming to serve our patient populations. It provides 20 critical data points used by the staff to tailor the programming that has helped the patients to achieve improvements in BMI. When decoded properly and used in conjunction with the client’s/members’ individual medical history, these data provide our staff with the information needed to program and target the needs of the individual and the chronic conditions they face. The SECA Scale even allows for some real-time modifications – as these data changes occur- which has greatly benefitted our clients. The ability to track trend lines with our secured (and EMR-friendly) data storage system, and the updated analytics that are provided by doctors allows our team of dedicated professionals to create the most impactful and beneficial fitness programming for those served by the Healthplex.

Another set of data collected by HPA includes performance-based metrics. These data are collected through a battery of tests that are performed 3 times during the duration (Pre, Mid, and Post) of programs. This empowers our staff and the SBH doctors to achieve, predict and track impressive results such as those found on the charts below:

As an example, a 55-year-old was plagued with a variety of health issues related to lung, heart, and metabolic ailments. After completing the 5 week program, she was able for the first time in a decade pass all of her pulmonary function tests. After finishing the program, she continued working out and after just 12 weeks of consistent training, her health prognosis continues to drastically improve. She is even in discussions with her PCP as they are considering taking her off some of her blood pressure and diabetes medication. Stories like this are what make the Healthplex at SBH one of a kind.

-Andrew Flores, Fitness Director SBH Healthplex

SECA Scale