Vancouver-based gym Studeo55 is the worlds first fitness club to offer its members hand-held oxygen canisters, called Oxia, which contains 90 percent pure oxygen and 10 percent nitrogen.
The canisters are about the size of a 500ml bottle of water, and contain 20 uses of six to 10 puffs per use.
A spokeswoman for the gym says pure oxygen increases the lactic acid threshold in muscle tissue which allows a person to train harder and longer before the acid burn forces them to stop.
It also shortens recovery breaks which allows a person to start pumping iron quicker.
Each canister sells for $14.95 and is refillable.
The spokeswoman says while Studeo55 is the worlds first gym to offer Oxia, she figures it will likely catch on with other trend-setting gyms around the world.
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