What is Altitude Training?
Altitude Training is training at high altitude or in a simulated high altitude environment. At higher altitude the air we breathe contains less oxygen, so by training our bodies to adjust to these lower levels of oxygen, our body is fired to adapt and stimulate metabolic, hormonal and physiological responses, and these responses improve our overall health and fitness.
New research indicates significant metabolic changes that can burn 25-30% more calories than training at sea level, making it not only a bonus for weight loss but for time management.
What is Peak Fitness Altitude Training?
At Peak Fitness Altitude Training our gym studio is setup to simulate a high altitude environment of approximately 3,500m, or 14% oxygen. So all of your workouts
To compare, the air we breathe at sea level consists of approximately 78% nitrogen, 20.9% oxygen with the remaining 2% consisting of carbon dioxide, argon and other gases.
- Improved aerobic performance and V02 capacity
- Increased metabolic rate and calorie burn
- Improved oxygen utilisation
- Time efficient training
- Improved physiological function
General Health and Wellbeing
- Burn more calories
- Improved efficiency of aerobic training
- Less stress on your joints for a greater aerobic benefit
- Improved resting metabolic rate
Your first step – Baseline Assessment
Altitude Training can affect each person differently, so to ensure our members safety and best training adaptation we recommend you complete a Baseline Assessment prior to starting any training in the altitude room.
The Assessment is conducted by a qualified altitude coach inside the altitude room which will be set to simulate 14.0% oxygen, 3400m altitude. Throughout the assessment you will be required to walk at different gradients and speeds on a treadmill, and your coach will record your bodies oxygen level responses with a pulse oximeter.
The goal of the Baseline Assessment is to ensure safe levels of oxygen readings have been recorded so you can safely start training at altitude. After the assessment, your coach will discuss your results and offer our training recommendations to you.
To book your Baseline Assessment please fill out the form below.