WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO?
We are a brand-new facility, featuring top-of -the-market equipment in a simulated altitude training studio reaching altitude of up to 5000m.
O2 Advantage Training was originally created at our sister club in Warrnambool, regional Victoria. With the success of this exploding, we wanted to share the love to Melbourne and opened a brand new studio in Richmond.
Traditionally it was only elite athletes who were able to access altitude training and the benefits of it. O2 Advantage Training was created to allow people of all skill levels from performance athletes to weekend warriors to beginners to get access to the amazing benefits of high altitude training. Our training methods are backed by science and combined with our unique conditional classes, your experience at O2 Advantage Training will improve your performance, health and well-being like no other form of training.
We offer a variety of training options including high altitude group circuit classes, 1-on1 and semi-private personal training with a certified coach. Our classes have a focus on functional movement, mobility, strength and improving performance. Classes operate continuously during our studio hours, no bookings are required. Every class is different but you'll walk away with he same great experience. You'll feel a fantastic high through the release of endorphins and sense of achievement.
Q. HOW MUCH OXYGEN IS IN THE CHAMBER DURING TRAINING?
A. We conduct most of our training between 12.5-13% oxygen, outside is 20.9% oxygen.
Q. WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING
A. Wear appropriate gym clothing, bring along a water bottle and a towel.
Q. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
A. It does depend on how many session per week but even with one per week you will gain a noticeable result. We recommend at least 2 sessions per week to gain the optimum effect of altitude training. You will start to see and feel a difference in your performance, energy levels and recovery within 4-6 sessions.
Q. I'M NOT FIT ENOUGH TO DO ALTITUDE TRAINING?
A. Training at altitude is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to conduct a workout, the level of effort during a standard workout is 20-30% lower compared to the same workout at sea level. Everyone is continuously monitored by our coaches to maximise results, our specialised training protocols are based around a less is more method where we aim to have you feeling fresh and exhilarated not destroyed to oblivion.
Q. I'M WORRIED I WONT BE ABLE TO BREATH PROPERLY
A. During a workout you may notice a shortness of breath in periods of effort the same as you would at sea level. The difference is that your body won't be able to work as hard due to the reduced oxygen to support all out effort levels. After a period of 4-6 sessions you will notice your ability to push hard will return as your body has had time to adjust
Q. ISN'T ALTITUDE TRAINING JUST FOR ELITE ATHLETES?
A. This is a common misconception. We have achieved some of our best results with overweight and exercise challenged clients. Until recently altitude training has only been used by Olympic and elite athletes due to the cost associated with a standard altitude training program. As the cost of the technology has lowered, this style of training has become more accessible to the everyday person. Research shows that an Olympic athlete may gain 1-1.5% in performance, however for those whose fitness and overall health levels are not of an elite athlete the gains and benefits only grow. For example at AFL level a player could expect to see gains of 10-15% in performance and the average weekend athlete could expect to see 20-25% gains in performance as well as increase in energy and a dramatic reduction in recovery times. The less fit you are the greater the percentage of benefits.
Q. IS ALTITUDE TRAINING SAFE FOR EVERYONE?
A. People all around the world live at high altitudes without issue. However, if you suffer from any of the conditions listed below, it is advised you do not undertake altitude training unless cleared by your doctor...
If you are pregnant
Immune suppression issues
Q. WHAT DIFFERENCE IS THERE BETWEEN REAL AND SIMULATED ALTITUDE TRAINING WHEN USING YOUR UNIT
A. Using our simulated high altitude training studio you get all the benefits of altitude training without time away from work and the added expenses of travel.
Simulated altitude only changes the oxygen percentage, not the actual pressure of the atmosphere