What is body fat? 

Most of Dieters wants to get rid of body fat to slim down. But some body fat is important for your body to function properly that’s what you need to know before jumping into slimming down, Body fat is a fat stored in the body, especially in adipose tissue. It divided into two sides, the essential body fat and storage body fat.

TPTS Fitness Club can help you target your body fat percentage and work to reduce it safely.

What is essential body fat?

Essential Body Fat is important and responsible to maintain life and reproductive functions, it is stored in your Bones, organs, central nervous system and in your muscles. The amount of essential body fat for women is greater than men because of childbearing and other hormonal functions. The percentage of essential body fat is 2-5% in men and 10-13% in women, this is the right total amount of essential body fat.

What is storage body fat?

Storage body fat consists of fat accumulation in adipose tissue, this is where excess energy is stored, part of protecting the internal organs in the chest and abdomen. Body fats developed because of what we eat, mostly we get it from unhealthy foods like foods that contains protein, fat or carbohydrate that turns into amino acids, fatty acids or glucose, depending on how much we eat this kinds of food daily. Once fat is converted into fatty acids and if there are more of fatty acids around than what we currently needed which is the excess, all of them are sent off to be stored as body fat. Having an excess of body fat leads to the condition of obesity, and that can be unhealthy. Some people are more genetically predisposed to excess body fat, and others build it up from lack of exercise and bad diets. That’s why proper diet is very important.

How to check your body fat? 

It is also important to know that not just how much weight you are losing but how much of your body is muscle and how much is fat. You want to lose fat while maintaining or even building muscle. So, you need some way to keep track of your body fat percentage. There is a minimum percentage of body fat which is stated below, for this you can use a Body fat calculator to estimate your body fat according to your size, Use a body tape measure to determine your waist, hips and neck circumference. You also need to know your weight and calculate it to a Body fat calculator after you can see the percentage of your body fat which is stated below.


The body fat Percentage Categories.

Classification Women (% Fat) Men (% Fat)
Essential Fat 10-12% 2-4%
Athletes 14-20% 6-13%
Fitness 21-24% 14-17%
Acceptable 25-31% 18-25%
Obese 32% + 25% +

If you want to maintain healthy living and proper diet you need to have daily exercises that can help your body get fit, TPTS fitness club can help you to maintain healthy living because we are not just a fitness club that helps you to lose and gain but also help you to motivate and enjoy every session, We offer the best personal training in Swansea, they have a variety of training packages that can be catered around your needs from weight loss to muscle gain and goal expectations, we have gained a great range of equipment and a first class knowledge base to achieve exactly what your body needs. They also have the best techniques to help drop your weight as quickly and safely as possible with a range sessions to help you lose your desired weight and the best personal trainer to help you start you on the path to success, guaranteed!