Hermosa Beach, CA, January 22, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Leading US tri-athlete Chris Foster (chrisfosterracing.com) was one of the first people to go though the program and he has been blown away by the results and boost to his training from using the io altitude training system. Chris undertook io during a down time in his training and at the end of his io program, competed in the XTERRA Topanga Turkey Trot 15k on 11/29/08.
“I ran the same exact race (and course) two years ago when I was in pretty good running shape--it's a really tough course that is like 5k uphill, 2k down, 2k up, 5k down. I have not been running at all* in the past month and thought I'd just show up for fun. I pulled away from the entire field at 2k and never saw anyone for the rest of the day. I set a course record by 3 minutes and a PR for that course by 4 minutes! And it felt like I was going for a walk! I probably could have gone another 8k if I needed to. It was one of the best races I've had in years! I honestly cannot think of any other reason that I ran so well other than the io training.”
Since opening just over 2 months ago, at its initial location in Manhattan Beach inside Velocity Sports Performance (velocitysp.com/southbay) , the io Altitude training technology has been used by a broad cross section of people including: top athletes, personal trainers, people off to altitude and even school children all looking for an edge.
“The success of the people who have used the program so far is what we would expect but people often are amazed by the boost they get from doing the program “ says Edward Lodge, CEO of io usa.
io altitude training is a leader in the industry, has launched their state of the art and world leading altitude training program looking to offer an edge to people from all walks of life. The io altitude program is built and backed by decades of research and operation.
“the program is easy to do and involves sitting down and breathing high altitude air while the simulator controls the altitude and oxygen delivered to deliver a tailored program to each user, there is no exercise carried out while doing the io program making it something that anyone can do no matter what their fitness level or background and easy to fit into their daily lives”, said Lodge.
Other people have used io for a variety of different reasons, from preparing for a trip to climb Kilimanjaro so they can climb the mountain and limit the effects of altitude.
Another satisfied client is Vladamir Matyushenko (vladthejanitor.com) MMA fighter and Light Heavy Weight International Fight League World Champion who has completed an initial io program and 2 boosters in preparation for his upcoming Affliction event on 24th January 2009 . Vladamir says that “io altitude training has helped him with his training in particular he is able to spar for much longer, when his hands are starting to tire he can still move and fight and his lungs are strong”.
Lori Christenson (vixentraining.com) and Eric Skelley(rockhardrunners.com) who are half way through the initial io base program and just finished respectively. Lori who is a women's triathlon coach for entry and intermediate levels said "io altitude training as an ideal tool for all my clients no matter their fitness level. It will help them achieve their goals no matter what they are. I at day 7 of the program feel as strong as i did after a month long trek through Zanskar without the burden of acclimating to 17,500 feet ”.
Eric, who is an ultra marathon runner, has noticed that he is able to push himself a lot harder and recover a lot quicker. On a recent run Eric had to leave his running partners and pick up the pace, feeling so good he could not hold back.
io has also been used by people going to altitude to pre acclimatize, people with exercise asthma and high school athletes all looking for a boost to help them achieve their goals.
io altitude training is simple to use and is looking to grow the network not only in California but across the country. The program is for anyone and the technology can easily be located in any like minded business from gyms and personal training studios to Chiropractors or even bike shops.