11/07/05 Exercise at Altitude at the Boulder Rock Club

Training at altitude just got easier thanks to the Boulder Rock Club and Boulder-based Colorado Altitude Training.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Akilah Mondesire Phone: 303.440.4102 ext. 109 E-mail: amondesire@altitudetraining.com

Boulder, CO, December 7, 2005 - Now you can exercise at high altitude (at or above 9,000 feet) just blocks from downtown Boulder. Colorado Altitude Training™ (CAT) and Boulder Rock Club have combined forces to offer the new Colorado Exercise Room™ (CER) at their location between 28th and 30th on Mapleton. The CER is the first publicly-available simulated altitude training environment in the Rocky Mountain Region. Try it for free until January 15, 2006 only at Boulder Rock.

John Bicknell, American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) President had this to say after using the CER: "I live at 8000' and climb and guide regularly in the High Peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park, so I should be pretty acclimated. Even so, after training in the CAT Altitude Chamber, I see a huge difference. Yesterday, I was guiding a multi-pitch ice climb at 12,000' in the Park and was shocked at how fresh I felt. I could have been out for a leisurely stroll at sea level. I have to think the CAT chamber is responsible and I will continue to use it regularly."

Boulder Rock Club is setting appointments now. Start experiencing these benefits today:

  • Increase in lean body mass*
  • Increase in endurance*
  • Increase in power*
  • Increase in speed*

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About Colorado Altitude Training: CAT is the world leader in altitude simulation systems, located in Boulder Colorado with distributors worldwide. CAT has been selected by some of the most influential leaders in sports including: Nike; Olympic Training Centers; and professional sports teams such as the T-Mobile Cycling Team, Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Team and National Triathlon teams. These organizations have chosen CAT because of superior technology, comfort, easy altitude control, dedicated customer service, and an elite scientific advisory board containing renowned experts in altitude physiology. For further information contact: Erin at CAT 303.440.4102 x107, or visit the website at www.altitudetraining.com.

About Boulder Rock Club: BRC is the nation's most progressive climbing gym. We offer the nation's most complete indoor climbing curriculum in our newly remodeled 10,000 sq. ft. building. Our programs include youth and adult instruction, competition teams, weight lifting and cardiovascular equipment, personal training, lectures, films, yoga, Pilates and, our latest addition, a high altitude training room.

*Benefits of training at altitude based on the content of the following studies:

Training in hypoxia: modulation of metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in men. Bailey et al. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2000 Jun;32(6):1058-66

Training-induced increases in sea-level performance are enhanced by acute intermittent hypobaric hypoxia. Meeuwsen et al. Eur J Appl Physiol (2001) 84: 283-290