Gym for the Brain

This article talks about a new high-altitude / low-oxygen training facility created by Asics Corporation in Osaka, Japan.

According to Kazushige Goto, a professor at Ritsumeikan University’s Department of Sport and Health Science, the body uses energy-providing glycogen and increases blood flow when exercising in such an environment.

“I’m so exhausted. It’s difficult just to talk,” Mizuki Noguchi, the women’s marathon gold medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics, said after training at the facility during a media preview on April 26.

“I trained at an altitude of 1,900 meters during my active years, but I never knew the training load would be this different at an altitude of 2,500 meters,” she said.

Boulder in the U.S. state of Colorado, the Chinese city of Kunming and St. Moritz in Switzerland are among the mountainous places well-known as high-altitude training venues.

But it costs time and money to visit those places.

For those in South Florida who would like to experience high-altitude / low-oxygen training, Gym For The Brain offers the training in an environmentally certified sustainable facility on Indiantown Road, in Jupiter, FL.

If you are looking for high intensity workouts or increasing blood flow to reduce a variety of ailments, visit Gym For The Brain.