Looking good and feeling good doesn't come easily to most people - and finding the time to exercise can be a challenge in itself.
thinAir sport offers an effective and convenient approach to weightloss to suit you. Our interactive exercise programs are tailored to meet your needs so just sit back and relax and let thinAir sport do the work.
Improves your body's ability to burn fat rather than carbohydrate and sugars for energy. This helps burn the fat in those difficult and stubborn areas.
Encourages your cells to flush out toxins enabling your cells to regain elasticity and get rid of excess fluid.
Changes the way your body uses energy - helps you to burn more fat.
One of the hardest obstacles to overcome when suffering an injury is maintaining your core fitness whilst out of action. Not being able to perform your usual training routine can impact upon your fitness and weight, often making your return a frustrating proces
thinAir sport enables you to maintain, and in some cases, improve your cardiovascular fitness whilst injured. Our programme provides one of the hardest cardiovascular workouts available enabling you to keep your fitness - so when your physio gives you the all clear, you know you will be fit to last the distance.
Our unique adaptive programmes provide a tailored workout for you. thinAir sport monitors your body’s vital signs and stimulates blood flow and oxygen circulation to your injured area speeding up your recovery.
Anybody who has been injured knows how hard it is to keep yourself going when you are sidelined. thinAir sport allows you to maintain cardio training and keep your head in the game when your body isn't. Keeping focused and upbeat during an injury can be difficult, thinAir sport releases the feel good endorphins (serotonin and dopamine) which not only aids your recovery but helps you to stay mentally focused.
Being able to cope with altitude can make or break your holiday experience. Altitude sickness is your body struggling to cope with lower levels of oxygen found at high elevations found in mountainous areas. The extreme form of altitude sickness is Acute Mountain Syndrome (AMS) which can prove fatal if not recognised and treated.
thinAir sport enables you to prepare for your experience at altitude. Our unique simulators are fully adaptive to your body providing a tailored programme just for you. Altitude affects everybody differently which is why we offer a specialist programme that trains your body to cope with altitude at its own pace to get the best possible result for you. There is no outwardly visible sign of your ability to cope with high altitude but the good news is that you can easily train your body to cope with lower levels of oxygen using thinAir sport.
Safe, easy and convenient to use, you can now give yourself the best chance of success and enjoyment on your holiday by booking in for one of courses.
Altitude sickness is a well known and common phenomenon, affecting people of all fitness levels and ages.
Proper preparation before going to altitude significantly increases your chance of success, aswell as giving you peace of mind that you are prepared to cope with the altitude, leaving you free to enjoy the challenge and take in the view.
For individuals with limited holiday time, or more experienced trekkers, thinAri sport provides the option to assist with the acclimation of altitude before you leave.
Soccer players need a combination of technical, tactical and physical skills in order to succeed. It is odd, therefore, that Soccer research has tended to focus on technique and tactics, with little emphasis on how to develop the endurance and speed needed to become a better player.
In one of the few studies which has explored the link between endurance capacity and Soccer performance, Hungarian researchers showed that the ranking among the four best teams in the Hungarian top division was reflected by their players' average maximal oxygen-uptake (VO2max) values1. Another investigation found a significant correlation between VO2max and the distance covered by players during matches, the number of sprints per match and the frequency of participation in 'decisive situations'2.
Some studies have also shown that players tend to cover less distance and work at lower intensities during the second half of games than during the first half. The logical interpretation of these findings is that fatigue is limiting the players and that if they were fitter they would perform more effectively in the latter stages of their matches. None the less, until now no investigation has clearly shown that improving aerobic capacity and overall fitness boosts performance on the Soccer field.
Fortunately, that deficiency has now been remedied, thanks to the work of Jan Helgerud and his colleagues at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim3. Their new study involved 19 male players from two Norwegian junior lite teams - 'Nardo' and 'Strindheim' - all of whom had been playing Soccer for at least eight years. Both teams had been among the most successful in Norway over the past five years and six of the participants were members of the Norwegian national junior team. The players had an average age of 18 and mean mass of 72kg (158lb).
Aerobic interval training v extra technical training
Players within each team were randomly assigned to either a training group or a control group, so that each team had members in both groups. In addition to their regular Soccer training and play (four 90-minute practices and one game per week), members of the training group performed aerobic interval training twice a week for eight weeks. Each interval workout consisted of four discrete four-minute work intervals at 90-95% of maximal heart rate, with three-minute recoveries at 50-60% of max heart rate. Technical and tactical skills, strength and sprint training were emphasised in most practice sessions, and about one hour of each practice was devoted to mock Soccer games. While the training group members carried out their four-minute intervals, control soccer players engaged in extra technical training, including heading drills, free kicks and drills related to receiving the ball and changing direction.
Marc Laithwaite BSc(Hons)
I'm sitting at a large conference table with a collection of guys twice as large as I am. They are all rugby players, engaging in the usual changing room banter, if I remember correctly, 'desperate housewives' are the subject of conversation.
Matt and myself daren't try to make conversation; we are 2 tiny, skinny bodies amongst prop forwards. So we sit, silently, and watch 'deal or no deal' whilst keeping one eye on our blood oxygen levels. Everyone is wearing a mask, the kind that falls from the ceiling when the air stewardess does her routine. The masks are connected to a computerised machine, which regulates the percentage of oxygen we receive.
My blood oxygen drops below 80% and as instructed, I remove the mask and wait for it to rise before continuing. Matt notices, gives me a nudge and grins from behind his mask, his message is clear, "not very fit then Mr Laithwaite?"
In January, both Matt and myself went to Bury to use the just sport pod. We both volunteered to test the system to examine the effects upon triathlon competitors. The process involved attending the centre for 15 days, spending 45mins each day breathing hypoxic air. As the 15 days progressed, our simulated altitude gradually increased, until 'topping out' at Everest Camp 2 for the last few days.
It generally takes about 12 days to produce new red blood cells, so we didn't expect to feel any benefits until 10-12 days after completion of the programme. As the centre is based at a gym, we took the opportunity to swim each day during our visit. By day 12 of the programme, we both commented on how our breathing somehow felt easier in the pool. Specifically, we were able to hold our breath for longer.
During the final week, I noticed how my body had adapted. The blood oxygen levels were not falling to the same extent, I was breathing air relative to Everest Camp 2 and my body seemed quite happy about the whole thing. An unplanned appendix operation on New Year's Day had set the training back a little, yet I was performing well over cross country and throughout January and February, had one of the most consistent training blocks ever.
I was a little disappointed that I didn't test my haematocrit level prior to the test, it would have been very interesting to compare before and after. I did test Matt just prior to starting the programme and again ten days after completion. On his bike, he showed improvements in maximum aerobic power and a hefty drop in blood lactate readings.