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Published on : Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Talise Fitness, the luxury wellness brand of Jumeirah Group, has put a new spin on indoor cycling classes and launched the ‘group cycling altitude studio’ at the Madinat Jumeirah gym. Talise Fitness is the only fitness facility in the Middle East with a high altitude training studio.
Cedric Betis, Group Director of Talise Wellness, said the benefits of training at a high altitude are far greater than normal training. “Not only does it elevate the level of innovation and quality in our industry but allows our members to push the boundaries of their training and achieve the very best results possible. We are delighted to be the first to bring this standard of training to the Middle East.”
Former pro-cyclist David Millar, one of Britain’s most successful professional cyclists who’s set to hold an ‘Ultimate Cycling Weekend’ for guests at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa in Mallorca this October, says training at high altitude offers ‘more bang for your buck.’ “High altitude training is back in fashion, it’s what all the best endurance athletes in the world are relying upon to ready themselves for their big objectives, from Chris Froome to Mo Farah. Why are they using it? Well, to put it simply, because it works. By training at altitude you put your body under more stress because of the lack of oxygen and force it to work harder, do a one hour training session at sea level, then replicate exactly the same session at altitude and you’ll feel how much harder your body has to work. It’s not fun, but as they say, no pain, no gain.”
Within the state-of-the-art studio, the amount of oxygen in the room is reduced to stimulate the same environment as being at high altitude. Training at high altitude is proven to be ideal preparation for increasing personal performance through increasing endurance, speed and recovery time. Each 45 minute cycling class in the altitude studio works the cardiovascular system in the same way as a 90 minute class with no altitude, providing increased benefits in weight loss, overall fitness, blood circulation and energy levels.
The group altitude cycling classes at Talise Fitness will be open to both members and non-members, with up to 13 classes a week to ensure the programme is accessible to all. The class is suitable for those of all fitness levels and goals, from seasoned cyclists preparing for a race to those new to sport seeking to add an edge to their training programme.
David Millar will hold an ‘Ultimate Cycling Weekend’ at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa from 20-24 October 2016, priced at £3,500 per person.