HYPOXI began with a revolutionary idea by Dr. Norbert Egger, an Austrian sports scientist. With his invention of the HYPOXI-Method, Dr. Norbert Egger laid the foundations for an entirely new category of body sculpting. After graduating from the University of Salzburg, he rounded off his competencies with extensive advanced training in the areas of rehabilitation and health training. In 1983, he founded Austria’s first fitness and health studio for women in Salzburg. Over the course of the years, however, he noticed that many women were unable to shift their problem areas through healthy nutrition and regular weight loss exercise.
A New Discovery
As a sports scientist, Egger knew that fat is burned primarily in regions where the tissue is best supplied with blood and above all, fat is burned by movement. That’s why he was focused on developing weight loss machines which would combine circulation-enhancing methods with movement. With this knowledge in mind, he set out with a team of scientists and mechanical engineers to develop a revolutionary training device. This was the first time in history pressure therapy was used simultaneously with weight loss exercise.
In 1997, eager to test their theories through empirical investigation Dr Egger and his team undertook a landmark study testing HYPOXI with 530 women. The results were so profound that HYPOXI was launched into production that same year. HYPOXI products have proven so effective that the company now distributes to more than 50 countries across the globe – making it the world’s leading supplier of vacuum technology-based weight loss machines.
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HYPOXI Australia, est. 2005
HYPOXI Australia Pty Limited was established in 2005 after one of the original founders lost 18Kg in a small HYPOXI studio in London. Disappointed that HYPOXI cellulite treatments were not available in Australia the founders swiftly set up Australian operations so that they could distribute the revolutionary weight loss machine across the country. 100% Australian owned and managed, HYPOXI Australia has grown from a single body sculpting clinic to a network of over 80 HYPOXI locations throughout the nation.
In 2009, HYPOXI Australia was awarded the Westpac Smart Company Award for its innovative range and smart business practices. In 2014, Ardent Leisure Group acquired HYPOXI Australia Pty Ltd.