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Altitude Operating Hours:

Mon - Fri: 5.00am to 9.00pm
 Sat & Sun: 7.00am to 7.00pm
  *24/7 Access Token required *

 

Staffed Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 7.00am to 11.00am 
 
 3.30pm to 7.30pm

 Fri & Sat: 7.00am to 11.00am
 
 

Altitude 12 Week Challenge

$45 Per week includes First Consult and Access Token.

 

Perfect for Acclimatising for your overseas Trek, or for a Performance gain before your next big sporting event.

 

TAKE THE CHALLENGE NOW

 

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Reaching New Heights in Health and Fitness

The future of Health & Fitness training is here… ALTITUDE TRAINING

Now you can utilize this proven training method in the same way the world’s best athletes have for decades, at an affordable price.

Most of us have heard of Altitude training and often associate it as being an expensive training method for elite athletes, who travel overseas to regions of High Altitude.  That is, however, until now. Instead of travelling to the mountains to train, let the mountains come to you. Ontic Health & Fitness is home to a 10 person Altitude chamber, one of only three in Queensland.

Ontic Health & Fitness specialise in high altitude training for anyone looking to improve their sports performance and rehabilitation, pre-acclimatisation to altitude environments and achieve weight loss goals.

How does Altitude Training work?

The purpose of Altitude training is to enhance the internal and external functioning of the body to achieve a more active and healthier lifestyle.  When exposed to hypoxia (decreased oxygen saturation levels in blood), the body struggles to produce the required amount of energy. Therefore, your body is encouraged to respond with physiological adaptations. These adaptations may include an increase in the body’s respiratory, cardiovascular and oxygen utilization systems.

Who can benefit from Altitude training?

  • Athletes

  • Fitness Enthusiasts

  • Mountaineers

  • Health Conscious Individuals

Altitude Chamber at Ontic Health & Fitness

Ontic Health & Fitness is located in the heart of Wellington Point and is home to a 10 person altitude chamber, one of only a handful of facilities in Brisbane.  The chamber currently consists of a range of cardio equipment including; 5x Stationary Watt Bikes, 2x Treadmills, 1x Cross Trainer, 1x Rower and 1x Ski Machine.

Generally, our altitude chamber is set to 14%, approximately 3,400m above sea level (MASL); however, on specific nights of the week, the altitude chamber is decreased to 11.5% (approx.  5,000 MASL). The altitude chamber at Ontic Health & Fitness is restricted to go no higher than 5,000 MASL, as this is when the body starts to consume muscle for energy.

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A hypoxic unit and generator combination is used to supply low O2air to our altitude chamber. Essentially, you will be breathing oxygen reduced air. These levels are controlled by internal sensors which monitor the O2 levels and provide feedback to our CPU that then adjusts output to maintain our pre-set levels.

Our altitude chamber is suitable for anyone and we can recommend training plans based on your own individual goals and timeframes. In order to gain the benefits from Altitude training we recommend a minimum of two, 45mins sessions a week for a minimum period of 3-4 weeks. Slowly the number of sessions and duration of sessions should be increased to enable increased power and endurance.

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Advantages of an Altitude Chamber

  • Comfortable and safe

  • Levels are pre-set and controlled

  • No masks required

     

     

     

     

     

     

Athletes taking advantage of Ontic's Altitude Chamber

Larissa Miller

(Olympic Gymnast)

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Barbara Vali-Skelton

(Commonwealth Games Swimmer)

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Nelson Turner

(Amateur Golfer)

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