You might not have heard of them yet, but German born event concept HYROX are upping the ante on the competitive fitness scene.
They are the first premium functional fitness competition series designed for EVERYBODY, not just elite athletes or those who receive an invitation.
The first of this nature, HYROX is an attractive event concept for 10 million gym members globally and counting. Competitors around the world, all compete in the same race, on the same course. A HYROX event hosts up to 3,000 participants per day, with fitness enthusiasts leaving their best efforts on the floors of arenas all over the globe, in a given season.
The challenge is always the same format; competitors are faced with a 1km run, followed by one functional workout, which is repeated 8 times.
Now set to expand across Europe and globally, you may want to learn a little bit more about them…
Not unlike a triathlon or marathon, participants across various divisions and age groups compete, finish, and are timed (via chips) on the same course that always follows the 1km run and functional workout challenge arrangement. Thus, being a test of endurance, strength and mental stamina. Each season culminates with the HYROX World Championship event, which is due to take place in the United States later this year.
According to Upsolut Sports Co-founder Moritz Fürste, who has two Olympic gold Field Hockey medals under his belt, HYROX is doing for fitness, what Marathon races did for running, attracting people to really engage in the sport and test their performance.
“The fitness industry is still growing, especially on a global scale. Plenty of new products are entering the market, ranging from new boutique studio concepts, to training apps and equipment. But every new innovation is focused on enhancing training. So how do you attract more people to fitness and even more importantly how do you attract people to get more engaged in the way they train? Through competitive events, similar to what marathons did for running. HYROX is filling this large gap in the world of fitness and will change the perception of many gym members. Now their training has a new, ongoing goal! No matter what happens.”
Are you ready to test yourself? Find your nearest HYROX event by clicking the link below.