While flipping channels last weekend, I stopped on a previously aired episode of Shark Tank. Turns out the entrepreneurs talking to the Sharks had just emailed me and invited me to experience Glace Cryotherapy of Mountain View. It was so fun to see them on TV before I got to meet them in person. Here’s a short clip of the Shark Tank episode that I watched.
I did it, I went to Glace Cryotherapy yesterday. They’re inside City Sport Club on Grant. No, you don’t have to be a member of the gym to go in. Just walk right in and tell them you want to try it out for free. You don’t need an appointment, and they can fit you in because it only takes 3 minutes. Even if you have to wait, it’ll just be a few minutes.
I filled out their questionnaire, so they would know who I was and that I’m in good health. Skyler and Britteny are the owners and they’ll be the ones helping you. You’ll step into a fitting room and change into a robe, socks and gloves. Then you step into the cryogenics tank and they close the door. You take the robe off and hand it over to the person helping you. Skyler was there to take my robe and start the session. The temperature will go down below -200 degrees. Think of it as the modern day version of an ice bath for athletes.
No, you don’t have to be an athlete to do it. They have lots of members who just like how it makes them feel, but not necessarily to recover from muscle soreness due to a hard workout.
It was simply chilly at first, then it got very cold and by 1 minute and 15 seconds, my teeth were chattering. The maximum amount of time that you can stay in is three minutes. I stayed in for two and hope to soon work my way up to three.
As soon as the session ends, it’s a relief to get back in the fitting room and get dressed. I felt invigorated and proud that I could handle it for 2 minutes. According to their website, the health benefits include reducing inflammation, faster recovery from workouts, and reduced muscle soreness. I felt great, very energetic for the next 4 or 5 hours and went to my boxing class at Title Boxing across the street and kicked ass.
After the cryo session, I tried out the Normatec Recovery System, compression therapy. Omg, it felt fabulous. Owners, Brittany and Skyler, had no idea how popular the compression therapy would be, and it turns out, Mountain View loves it just as much as they like getting in the cryosauna. It felt great and I could have easily stayed there for an hour.
Glace Cryotherapy is independently owned and operated and is not affiliated in any way with City Sports Club. Cryotherapy services are open to non members of City Sports Club. Glace is located at the front of the club, just inside the front door.
The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful. I particularly liked that they had the goal of opening their business in Mountain View. They knew that the demographics of our area would be a perfect fit for their company because we’re interested in health and well-being and we like tech gadgets. That’s true—we do. I love Mountain View.