About Elemental Altitude

Elemental Altitude Training Center was founded in 2019 by Chuck Sims and Susie & Patrick Lane following research on hypoxic training methodology used in both Europe and Australia.

Chuck is a certified USAT Level 2 Endurance Coach, USAC Level 3 Cycling Coach, and Licensed Hypoxico Altitude Trainer. A strong background in coaching and racing in long and short course triathlon after taking up the sport in the 1994, Chuck continues to train and compete. He is a 4 time Ironman finisher, as well as numerous Ironman 70.3 finishes world-wide. 

Chuck Sims

Founder and owner

Susie Lane

Founder and owner

Susie Lane Susie’s career spans 20+ years in the finance industry. The majority spent in the NBA where she worked as Director of Budget and Finance for the Atlanta Hawks. She also took on that role for the Atlanta Thrashers, Philips Arena and the Atlanta Spirit companies before she retired in 2006. She is a huge advocate for animal rescue and serves as a global ambassador for Rescue Project where she brings awareness to local shelters through triathlon, cycling and running. She also serves on fundraising and event committees for Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue. Susie is an Ironman and multi Ironman 70.3 finisher.
Patrick Lane Patrick has an extensive background in facility management. His tenure spans over 33 years working at the Omni Coliseum and Philips Arena in Atlanta where he served 13 years as Vice President of Operations. The 1988 Democratic National Convention, 1996 Summer Olympic Volleyball Tournament and the 2003 NBA All-Star Game were highlights in the thousands of concerts and events he was a part of hosting. He was a member of the transition team closing the Omni Coliseum in 1997 and opening Philips Arena in 1999. Patrick is an avid triathlete, multi Ironman 70.3 finisher and accomplished scuba diver.

Patrick Lane

Founder and owner

Our High Altitude Facility

Elemental Altitude is a state of the art indoor training center capable of simulating elevation of up to 15,000 feet. Training is conducted in an oxygen deficient (hypoxic) environment and is pursued for many reasons. It is utilized as a tool to trigger physiological changes in the body to improve performance. The body’s physiological response to a lack of oxygen is an increase in EPO (erythropoietin) which results in an increase in red blood cells. Red blood cells deliver oxygen to the body, thus the increased number of red blood cells leads to improved oxygen delivery. Some of the most noteworthy scientifically backed research indicates:

  • Improved performance
  • Improved aerobic fitness
  • Increased strength
  • Pre-acclimation to high altitude locations
  • Accelerated recovery and return from injuries
  • Maintenance of fitness while injured
  • Increased fat metabolism
  • Increased mitochondria production
  • Increased energy production
  • Increased capillary density
  • Increased oxygen delivery

Elemental Altitude Location & Hours

  • Monday – Saturday: 
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Check available classes and times here
  • Email: info@elementalaltitude.com
  • Address: 8601 Dunwoody place #420, Sandy Springs, GA 30350