We have an altitude chamber which can mimic altitudes up to 4000m.
Training at altitude has been shown to have the potential to provide benefits such as increased haemoglobin mass, allowing for increased oxygen delivery and VO2max, which potentially improves endurance performance. There is also evidence emerging that training at altitude can have benefits for high-intensity intermittent sports.
We recommend a minimum of 5 x 1 hour sessions in the chamber. You can choose your mode of exercise (running, cycling, X-trainer), and we will discuss the appropriate exercise intensity and altitude and adjust this as we go, to allow you to complete an hour in the chamber at increasing altitudes.
During the session we will take regular measurements of your heart rate, perception of effort, and your oxygen saturation (using a fingertip pulse oximeter).
Who is it for?
Anyone who is preparing for an event at altitude, or preparing to climb a mountain such as Kilimanjaro or Everest, can access our service. Exercise mode and intensity is adapted to suit the individual’s requirements.
How much does it cost?
Please contact us directly to discuss your needs and the event you are preparing for, as this service is usually bespoke depending on numbers of people and the event for which you are preparing. We would usually recommend a minimum of 5 sessions in the heat. As a rough guide:
- 5 Sessions – £225 + VAT
- 10 Sessions - £400 + VAT
- Includes Hydration Strategy Booklet