What is Simulated Altitude Training (SAT)?
The goal of altitude training is to elicit a change in your blood oxygen saturation (SaO2) levels. This will lead to certain physiological responses. Normally, we all have a SaO2 of between 96%-100% when we are at sea level (the O2 concentration of sea-level air is about 20.9%). However, when you breathe low-oxygen air your blood oxygen saturation levels drop which causes the body to cope with reduced oxygen availability. These adaptations are the goals of altitude training.
Types of altitude training:
Passive intermittent hypoxic training (IHT) involves sitting and breathing reduced oxygen air.
Active training in simulated altitude requires equipment that can generate enough airflow of reduced O2 air to enable a person to breathe properly while exercising. Mask or chamber based systems are the two main ways of doing this.
Benefits of Simulated Altitude Training:
What type of simulated altitude training do I use?
I use a Gym Chamber System at Snap Fitness Camberwell.
Gym Chamber System
Simulated altitude gym chambers are an active low oxygenated (hypoxic) training room converted to a simulated altitude environment. Low oxygen air to the chamber is supplied by hypoxic unit and generator combinations. The gym chamber l use will be operated at altitudes equivalent to 3400m or 14% oxygen.
Each client who wants to start altitude training with me must go through a medical screening process. If the client is suitable the client will then be base-line tested to determine how they respond to low oxygen environments. The base-line test is used to plan the starting oxygen percentages and exercise intensity for training with the mask based system.
I am a qualified Level 2 ATS (Altitude Technology Solutions) Simulated Altitude Instructor.
Altitude Packages (Gym Chamber System)
Sample: ‘8 Week Pre-Trek Training Package’
Price: $1200.00 Complete Trek Package
Price: $1000.00 Non-Trek Package (excludes group trek training)
* Individually tailored altitude packages are also available in 4,6, 10 & 12 week programs specifically designed for your needs.
Individual Simulated Altitude Training Sessions
*Please talk to me about specific Snap Fitness Altitude membership packages that would be more economical & beneficial than casual simulated altitude training prices.
Chamber Based Altitude Training
Snap Fitness, Camberwell
1st Floor, 6-8 Prospect Hill Road,
If you would like more information regarding Simulated Altitude Training please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call my mobile: 0407362598