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Snap Fitness introduces altitude training at Morningside gym
The Snap Fitness gym in the Brisbane suburb of Morningside has opened up a new Altitude Training space to give members access to effective and unusual weight loss and fitness training.
The 'Altitude Room' features spin bikes, treadmills, cross trainer, ski-ergo and a reACT Trainer a state-of-the-art strength training system which are used by members to benefit from the effects of exercising at a high altitude.
Snap Fitness Morningside Club Manager Brett Sterren explains "altitude training is so effective for both weight loss and fitness training as it causes your body to burn fat and become more efficient at producing energy.
"Our members have been able to transform their fitness and their physiques using this amazing style of training it's simple, it's fun and it works!"
The benefits of altitude training include a reduced stress load on the body, time-efficient training, improved oxygen utilisation, lowering of blood pressure, and a decreased resting heart rate.
Training at a higher altitude leads to an increase in red blood cells, which increases the muscle's metabolic efficiency.
Snap Morningside recently added the reACT Trainer to the Altitude Room to place emphasis on strength training within a higher altitude environment.
Sterren welcomed the addition, stating "the reACT Trainer is loads of fun for all fitness levels from those looking to rehabilitate an injury right through to elite athletes looking for an extra edge on their training.
"Because the reACT Trainer works your muscles eccentrically it places different demands on your muscles that regular training can't provide. Our members enjoy their time on the machine so much they can't wait to get back on!"
The reACT Trainer is a uniquely designed fitness machine, focused on eccentric muscle conditioning of the lower body. It is the one and only machine in the fitness world designed to focus on your muscles' shock absorption function, rapid strength gain and anaerobic exercise.
David Norman from EYE Fitness, distributor of the reACT Trainer in Australia and New Zealand, adds "training with the reACT ensures that your lower body muscle-tendon relationships are strong and healthy," says David Norman from EYE Fitness, distributor of the reACT Trainer in Australia and New Zealand.
"The reACT Trainer conditions the body being able to smoothly absorb the impact of gravity and velocity which comes in handy in your favourite everyday activities from hiking to surfing."
Proven benefits of the reACT include:
• Rapid increases in muscle mass, strength, and power compared to other training methods;
• Improved balance, coordination, and kinesthetic awareness;
• Improved core strength and stability;
• Injury prevention by improving the muscles ability to absorb force.
For further information on the reACT Trainer click here to view the EYE Fitness entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.
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