Altitude Training

An innovative way to peak performance and well-being.

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:

  • Pre-Acclimatisation for trekkers/mountaineers
  • Improved Body Composition
  • Enhanced Physical Performance
  • Physiological Adaptations
  • Weight Loss
  • Psychological Benefits
  • Time Efficient 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.

Gym Chamber System

Assessment Protocols
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’


  • 8 weeks of 24/7 Snap Fitness Gym membership at any Snap Fitness Centre in Melbourne.
  • 8 weeks of High Performance Coaching & mentoring by Cherie.
  • 8 week training program.
  • Initial Baseline Assessment prior to the beginning of the altitude program.
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Unlimited Simulated Altitude Training at Snap Fitness Camberwell (during altitude chamber operating times).
  • 16 x 60min Group Simulated Altitude Training coaching sessions conducted by Cherie (2 x 60min session per week)
  • 8 x 3-5 hr group trek training sessions (Saturday mornings).
  • Corporate discounts on trek clothing and equipment with Kathmandu

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 

  • Individual 60min Comprehensive Altitude Assessment: Baseline evaluation & Body Composition Analysis conducted by Cherie (includes Snap Fitness casual pass)
  • Individual 60min Casual Simulated Altitude Coaching Session conducted by Cherie (includes Snap Fitness casual pass)
    Price: $100.00

*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,

Victoria, 3124

If you would like more information regarding Simulated Altitude Training please email me at: or call my mobile: 0407362598