There is no denying the Aquis Gold Coast Titans players are doing it tough during their 2017 pre-season campaign.
Training under a blistering sun, albeit on a lush green training surface and just metres from the club's new TFH High Performance Centre at Parkwood Village, your Titans are pushing themselves harder than ever as they prepare for the 2017 premiership season.
When they aren't running laps and conducting drills on field, or lifting weights in the team's state of the art gymnasium, chances are you'll find the squad being put through their paces in the clubs new Altitude Chamber.
With an array of amazing facilities now at the disposal of Neil Henry's charges, the Altitude Chamber arguably provides the biggest advantage over their National Rugby League rivals.
From the moment you step foot inside the Altitude Chamber you can see written across the wall "You don't rise to the occasion on the field... You sink to the level of your training!"
Once inside, the players are put to work in an oxygen reduced environment, where every breath and every exercise becomes increasingly harder as the oxygen levels are adjusted to replicate a high altitude environment.
Containing rowing machines, treadmills, bikes and elliptical trainers among other important gym equipment, the players have everything they need inside the Altitude Chamber to prepare for the gruelling NRL season.
Each torturous chamber session is actually preparing the players for the toughest conditions and most intense situations on field with the added stress endured whilst training at altitude, assisting with response times and mental coping mechanisms.
The Titans Altitude Chamber allows players to train at up to 5000m which is higher than most recognised training camps around the world and is almost double the size of the next biggest altitude facility in Australia.