The effects of altitude on performance became evident during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico when they found the sea-level endurance athletes were under performing while their opponents from altitude (2400m) were unaffected. However, the sprint distance athletes performance wasn’t affected and their race times improved. Since then altitude training has been researched extensively and still to this day 80% of Olympic athletes incorporate altitude training into their competition training schedule.

Training at altitude stimulates cellular, haematological, metabolic and hormonal responses to increase the bodies oxygen carrying capacity. Training under hypoxic conditions prepares an individual for competition, acclimatise before a trek expedition or just improve their health and wellness.

ATHLETES

Athletes who can gain benefits from altitude training include:

Individual Sports

Road Running Trail Running Ultra-Marathon Athletics
Road Cycling Track Cycling Mountain biking Enduro
Swimming Triathlon Adventure Race  Tennis
 Boxing  Kick Boxing Martial Arts Surf Life Saving

Team Sports

Rugby League Rugby Union AFL Football (Soccer)
Touch Football Basketball Futsal Beach Volleyball
Rowing Dragon Boat 

TREKKERS & SKIING

Holidaymakers and adventurers can pre-acclimatise before heading to high altitude areas such as:

Mt Everest Base Camp Mt Kilimanjaro Machu Picchu Inca Trail
Annapurna Trail Tour du Mont Blanc Kokoda Mt Fuji

WEIGHT LOSS & GENERAL FITNESS CLIENTS

Create effective and time efficient workouts for:

Bariatric patients Diabetes Orthopaedic rehab
Time poor professionals Mums on the go Fitness fanatics

LENGTH OF PROGRAM

The length of your training regime will depend on your goals.This is great for single or multiple events you are preparing for during the year.For those looking for seasonal training we can customise a training regime to incorporate all the benefits  altitude training has to offer during this period.We also cater for people who are time poor and need to maximise results for less time.All programs require a minimum of 4 weeks for improvements to be felt and up to 8 weeks to consolidate specific training adaptations.