Frequently Asked Questions
Why train at altitude?
Who is altitude training for?
Is high altitude training safe?
How long before I feel the effects of training at altitude?
What results can I expect to achieve? For example, can altitude training help me lose weight?
About the Facility
What kind of exercise equipment will I be using in the altitude room?
The facility will be equipped with endurance equipment that is leading the field. From treadmills that double as sled-push tools and can achieve 25% grade, to spin bikes that have 8 gears and up to 15% grade simulation, our facility is designed to cater to high level and elite athletes as well as beginners. Kettlebells, dumbbells, and other load modalities will be available for strength and power development (we do not have barbells in the facility), with a broad enough range in load to accommodate most athletes or recreational fitness goals. For more information on our endurance equipment, please see Technogym’s product specifications.
Where are you located and when are you opening?
We are located at 56 Colborne Street in downtown Toronto, southeast of King and Yonge and just steps away from King Subway Station. We are excited to open our doors January 2020.
Will you offer a trial class or session?
We invite you to be our guest on your first day. We’ll show you the facility and how it works, what general amenities are available, and have a brief talk about your goals and how we can help you reach success as you’ve defined it. We welcome you to try a class and meet our coaches to see if the facility is a good fit for your needs!
How can I sign up?
You can reserve your spot on our Founding Member’s Program here. All you need to do is create an account and pay a $100 reservation fee. Once you have reserved your spot, you will be able to enroll in the full Founding Member’s Package when it becomes available prior to program start date in November. Learn more about our Founding Member’s Program here.
What level of oxygen will the room be set to? Do you accommodate special elevation requests?
At sea level, there is approximately 20.9% oxygen in the air. In our altitude room, we can reduce this amount to as low as 9.7%, which simulates an elevation of 20,000 ft. Throughout the week we modify our oxygen levels based on a weekly elevation schedule. Generally, the room will remain in a band of elevation that research has shown to be effective in training. This is typically between 2000-3000m above sea level, or 14%-15% oxygen content.
Given the nature of the chamber and how long it can take to adjust the oxygen content, special requests can only be accommodated if the facility is booked for an extended period of time. Accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Have a specific question or general inquiry about our facility?
Let us know and we’ll promptly reply via email.
Also take at look at our FAQ section for answers to questions we commonly receive.