Seniors and Chronic Conditions

Fitness for Seniors and Chronic Conditions: Regular exercise is essential for seniors’ health and those managing chronic conditions. However, the low exercise tolerance that arises from aging or chronic disease can make exercise challenging and slow the realization of positive results. At Altitude, you can train at a lower intensity and not only see better results, but also reduce your symptoms.

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Book a complimentary consult with one of our expert coaches to learn more about how training at Altitude can improve your cardiovascular health, cognitive function, and quality of life.


Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health

Altitude training has been scientifically proven to show the following benefits for seniors and those dealing with chronic conditions. These benefits can be achieved with lower impact training and to a greater degree than the same training at sea-level:

  • Lower Blood Pressure and Resting Heart Rate (1,2,3,4)
  • Lower Incidence of Hypertensive Episodes (3)
  • Increased Aerobic Capacity (5,2,6)
  • Reduced rate pressure product (cardiac stress) (2,4)
  • Improved Glucose Tolerance and Metabolism (7,8,9,10)

Manage Chronic Symptoms

Seniors and people with chronic conditions have seen a greater reduction in symptoms with altitude training than with conventional treatments alone (5,2,3). By improving cardiovascular health and exercise capacity, altitude training can help manage conditions such as:

  • Cardiovascular Disease (1,2,5)
  • Hypertension (3)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (7,10)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (11)

Maintain Muscle Mass

Muscle loss can occur with aging or living a sedentary lifestyle due to chronic disease. In a simulated altitude gym, you can train at a lower impact and see greater improvements to muscle mass compared to training at a regular gym (2,5). Improved muscle strength can help:

  • Maintain Mobility and Independence
  • Reduce Risk of Falls and Fractures

Reduce Wear and Tear on Your Joints

Hypoxic training can provide the same aerobic training effect while, generating less wear and tear on the body. Endurance training in hypoxia requires less physical effort to reach similar relative intensities compared to normoxic training. (2,5)


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Get a Personalized Plan

Your Altitude coach can work with you on a specific program designed to increase your exercise capacity, address your chronic symptoms and overall health. Your program is entirely personalized and designed based on your current level and exercise tolerance.

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Train with an Expert

Work one-on-one with an expert who is knowledgable on the benefits of altitude training for seniors and those with chronic conditions. With careful guidance and smart programming, your coach will help you get in top physical shape. Your first session is always complimentary.

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Assess Your Baseline Fitness and Cardiovascular Function

Get a complete picture of your body composition, cardiovascular and metabolic health. We can help you understand your baseline fitness and show you how you can reach your highest potential.

Client Experiences and Case Studies

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The latest research in simulated altitude training has shown positive outcomes in people with lower exercise tolerance, including older adults and those tackling conditions like cardiovascular disease. Click below to see case studies: 

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