Bronwyn Jones of Inside Out (io) provides an overview of this new programme available in six locations in New Zealand
The summer athletics season is nearly upon us – are you prepared?
It has been an unpredictable winter all over the country and now it is time to break out the track shoes and pole vaults to start training for the upcoming athletics meets. To help you jump start your training we have discovered io altitude simulation. Now, altitude simulation is not a new phenomenon but making its benefits available to the general public is. Through technological innovation, io have developed a sophisticated altitude simulator proven to improve athletic performance and general health.
The io programme is passive and drug free, so no worries about drug testing or overtraining. io improves your endurance and stamina naturally and without stress on your muscles and joints. With io you will enhance your recovery throughout training sessions and between events so that you maintain your initial intensity longer, achieving your goals faster. If asthma is holding you back from your full potential, io offers greater breathing control and assistance with asthma. Hana Wolzak from Wellington had a peak flow measurement of 500 which has jumped to 560 as a result of the io programme. ‘Any asthmatic will know that’s a huge, huge step up. Normally, overtime, asthmatics’ peak flow can worsen, but instead mine is getting better’ says Hana Wolzak.
Whether your goal is to beat a previous PB, come first in your event or even just to finish a longer distance race, io will help you achieve it.
The io programme involves alternating the intake of oxygen reduced air with normal air every five minutes whilst you relax in one of the io centres reading, watching movies, surfing the internet or working in peace. By allowing your body to acclimatise to heights such as 7000m, your body produces more red blood cells, making your body stronger and more efficient at transporting oxygen, improving your performance.
Mention Athletics in Action and receive a free consultation valued at $40 and 10% discount when you join io before 30 November.
io has centres throughout New Zealand simply call 0800 inside out for your nearest centre to find out how io can help you be the best you can be this season.
io is available in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wanaka and Dunedin.