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Blueprint To Create Better You: Thanyapura Pioneers Bespoke Performance with ‘Fit Gene’

August 9, 2014 Spa & Wellness No Comments Email Email

unnamed (23)Thanyapura Phuket’s reputation for innovation has been underlined with the launch of Fit Gene – a cutting-edge scientific endeavour that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of someone’s genetic makeup to enhance sporting performance. 

The award-winning sports training and educational facility’s medical team at Thanyapura Health produce a personalised genetic report that determines whether a person is best suited to an endurance or power-based physical activity or a mixture of both. Knowing this means a more effective training programme can be devised and participants can pursue sports that best match their ability.

Thanyapura Chief Medical and Scientific Officer Prof. Dr. Michael Klentze said Fit Gene allowed people to pinpoint sports that promoted faster success with greatly reduced health risks. 

“Understanding your body’s strengths and weakness – your ability, in essence – is key to improving performance,” the world-renowned medical pioneer said. “A number of factors influence physical performance and are instrumental in fostering physical potential including training and diet. 

“Genes can define up to 80% of trait variations like strength, oxygen intake, cardiac performance, muscle size and muscle fibre composition. Knowing your genes means you know your body better and you will be a better athlete.” unnamed (24)

Prof. Dr. Klentze said Fit Gene allowed his medical team to identify the ideal physical activities for people because they looked at specific genetic variations associated with endurance and power-based activities. If required, the team would create a treatment plan based on the report’s findings, and that could include more supplements or designing a diet. 

He added: “Genetic risk factors can elevate the risk of injury and prolong the injury recovery time. The Fit Gene report shines a light on an increased susceptibility of developing certain health conditions. Understanding all these factors means a training programme designed around your unique genetic profile can be constructed, resulting in a dramatically reduced risk of injury and faster, more targeted results.” 

Prof. Dr. Klentze is a sought-after lecturer and a celebrated author, whose vast experience across a number of medical fields, including cardiology, oncology and immunology, means he is excellently positioned to manage the first-class sports medical facilities available at Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Centre. 

Fully committed to sports medicine and sports science, he has held distinguished international medical positions and directorships such as Senior Professor at Mae Fa Luang University, Bangkok, and Scientific Advisor for clinical applications in anti-ageing medicine at Pfizer in Germany. He co-founded the European Society for Preventive, Regenerative and Anti-Ageing Medicine as well as the European Council of Aging Research and Education. 

Set on 23 hectares of pristine land close to Phuket International Airport but in a tranquil pocket at the base of a tropical forest mountain range, Thanyapura attracts elite professional athletes from around the globe and weekend warrior’s looking to improve their performance. Since being launched in 2012, it has established a reputation as Asia’s leading sports training and education facility, and recently was named Asia’s Best Tennis School and one of the top 50 tennis resorts in the world in an international global poll. 

The price of the FITGen is THB 17,000 (from retail price of THB 24,280) from now to December 2014. 

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