Tag Archives: altitude

Altitude Training Helps Top Athlete Get Even Better

Boston Marathon, 2019 If you’ve worked out at Well-Fit anytime within the, oh, last year or so, odds are you’ve met or seen Paul Gavin.  Like all our athletes, he is dedicated to his training.  He puts in the time, and he realizes great results—on both a personal level and for the charity he supports. …  Read more »

2019 Arc’teryx Altitude Challenge

May 1- 31, 2019 Well-Fit Performance is teaming up with Arc’teryx to bring you the first ever Altitude Challenge to help you “reach new heights” in your training and level of fitness this spring. Altitude training has been proven to show incredible results in a short period of time and offer a significant edge in…  Read more »

Marathon Training at High Altitude- As Seen on NBC

In preparation for the Chicago Marathon, our Well-Fit athletes are turning to Altitude Training as a “boost” to their current program. Well-Fit is home to the first and only altitude training room in the Midwest and athletes are coming from all over Chicago to get an edge. The room is set at 10,500 feet during…  Read more »

Altitude Booster – Beta Program

Altitude Booster – The game changer in dramatically improving your performance If you care about your results and are looking to significantly improve your performance this year, this program is for you. We are looking for 10 individuals of varying levels and abilities to participate in our Altitude Booster program for free.  All cyclists, runners…  Read more »

Altitude Training Case Study 1: Lisa Plumley

Lisa Plumley came to Well-Fit for the 6 week Altitude Booster program leading up to the Toledo Marathon. She has been racing since 2007 and has completed 9 marathons. Her best marathon prior to Well-Fit was in 2010 in Grand Rapids where she ran a 3:45.  She has used the Hal Higdon marathon training plan in…  Read more »

Making Sense of Altitude Training

-Sharone Aharon Altitude training caught my attention around 2006 when I was working with USA Triathlon Team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Eight months ago, I decided to revisit the concept of this form of training and how it could benefit athletes. I had two questions that I needed to answer: How…  Read more »

How High Can You Go? The Power of Altitude Training

-Sharone Aharon My first encounter with the concept of altitude training was in the mid-2000s while working with the USA Triathlon resident team in Colorado Springs. These athletes were spending 2-3 of their workouts per week in altitude chambers, exercising in a low-oxygen environment and the results were unmistakable. The concept is not a new…  Read more »

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