Hyrox: the new fitness trend taking over gyms

More than 175,000 people will take part in the competition this year

Hyrox
Hyrox is the talk of gyms across the UK among those who want more than a Parkrun but have had enough of hardcore obstacle courses like Tough Mudder
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A competition described as a "global fitness race" is building up a mass following among UK gym-goers. 

Hyrox, which combines running with a full-body workout, is the latest fitness craze among those who want to "go one better" than a Parkrun but have had enough of "hardcore obstacle courses" like Tough Mudder, said health writer Peta Bee in The Times. And the hype about the exercise challenge is "huge", in part because the target market isn't triathlon or marathon types, but rather "regular gym-goers seeking an outlet for a previously untapped competitive streak". 

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