Team Uniplay and PJ Performance and Fitness take on ultimate Hyrox fitness challenge!
Paul Riley and Mike Jarvie of Uniplay and Paul Johnson of PJ Performance and Fitness have begun training to take on the ultimate fitness challenge. All three are familiar with stepping out of their comfort zone and exerting themselves, and are once again taking on a new challenge, all in the name of charity.
Paul and Paul currently train together at Total Fitness in Wigan, with Paul J, a former professional Rugby League footballer for Widnes Vikings, St Helens and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Putting Paul R through his paces with personal training sessions, the two Paul’s are ready to take on the functional fitness challenge of Hyrox. Paul R has previously taken on the National 3 Peaks and Tough Mudder but is preparing himself for the ultimate in challenges, Hyrox. Having recently completed the event in Glasgow, Paul Johnson is hoping the training pays off and the trio can complete the circuit in a great time.
Mike Jarvie, due to location, is training independently, although if rumours are to be believed, he’s yet to start his reigime! Mike too is familiar with high intensity events having previously completed Tough Mudder, National 3 Peaks and Golf endurance to name a few, but Hyrox presents a whole new challenge for Uniplay’s Operations Director.
Hyrox is taking the fitness world by storm. The race was inspired by millions of athletes around the world who consider functional fitness as their sport of choice. Until now there was no measurable fitness race for everybody. Hyrox is the ultimate challenge, a perfect combination between strength, endurance and determination. Hyrox sees participants take on 8x 1km runs and 8 functional workouts, testing both strength and endurance.
Hyrox takes place on 1st May at Olympia on the Hammersmith Road in London, a brand-new venue for 2023. Paul, Mike and Paul are all competing individually in the Mens event starting at 11.40, all aiming to out do the other and get the best time of the day. It really will be a battle of wills as they all compete to finish fastest.
As with all challenges, there has to be a cause, and the three are fundraising in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.
Right now, more than 3 million people are living with cancer in the UK, Macmillan aims to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, by providing physical, financial and emotional support. With each of us knowing someone touched by cancer at some point, it’s a charity very close to everyone of us.
To show your support and spur Paul, Mike and Paul to complete one of the most physical challenges they’ve encountered, you can donate to the fantastic Macmillan Cancer Support via their Just Giving page; Just Giving
We’d really appreciate every bit of support you can offer and look forward to keeping you updated with their training progress in preparation for the big event.