This program will be available as a full training plan or an altitude “booster.” Both will include two coached sessions per week in Well-Fit’s brand new altitude room!
This ride is one of the toughest ride in the nation and takes you through the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. 120 miles, three big climbs and an altitude of nearly 12,000 ft. We can help you buzz through it!
Well-Fit’s Altitude Room
1700 W. Hubbard, Chicago
Tuesday/Thursdays at 6pm
Our personalized program will help you get your legs and lungs ready for this legendary ride. The program will focus on building three major abilities:
This program is periodized for peak performance on race day and include the following:
COST: $500 (non-members), $400 (members)
Join the coached altitude sessions two times per week and BOOST your performance in the Rockies with increased endurance power and sprinting ability. Designed for those who already have a training plan or coach.
COST: $350 (non-members), $250 members
Simulated altitude, not actual altitude
In real altitude the atmospheric pressure is decreased and the air molecules are further apart making the air thinner. The percentage of oxygen in the air is the same as at sea level but there is just less air. If you need more oxygen you need to get it from a tank or wait for a few hours. In simulated altitude there is no change in atmospheric pressure and to achieve the same effect, the oxygen molecules are filtered out. The air stays at the same density but with lower percentage. If you need more oxygen you just open the door and leave the room and you are in normal oxygen conditions.
Why does it work?
The mechanism by which altitude training works is very simple – since oxygen is the primary source of energy production for the human cell, it is the key limiting factor to success and athletic ability. Exposure to altitude or reduced oxygen levels introduces a new challenge that the body must confront and adapt to maintain balance. This balance is your new level of fitness.
There are two major altitude models that are used by athletes and everyday people:
** Class cost will be refunded 50% if canceled no later than 2 weeks prior to the start date. After 2 weeks there will be NO REFUNDS. Injuries will be dealt with on a case to case basis.