A Forest Town gym organised a successful competition at Berry Hill Park when 120 athletes limbered up to take part.
The Crossfit 17 ‘Throwdown’ saw fitness fanatics descend on the track to take part in a series of challenges, including weight lifting, rowing and sprinting.
Crossfit 17, which is based on Crown Farm Industrial Estate, is part of a popular new fitness craze - Crossfit- a strength and conditioning programme aimed at increasing fitness.
And its growing popularity was emphasised when around 500 people, including spectators, made their way to the track at Berry Hill recently for the day-long event , travelling from as far away as Lincoln, Doncaster and Sheffield.
Julia Crone, who runs Crossfit 17, said: “The event was a complete success with everyone having an absolutely fantastic day.
“The sun was shining for us and coupled with the venue, made for a fantastic community event.
“Many of the athletes and spectators have requested it to be a yearly event saying it was an amazing atmosphere.”
Crossfit, which originated and has been patented in America, has proved so popular at the Forest Town gym that they are looking to move to new, bigger premises to keep up with the growing demand of people wanting to sign up.
Berry Hill Park, Mansfield
Summer Competition for local Crossfit gym draws in a Midlands crowd
A worldwide fitness trend that has expanded over the last 10 years has firmly set its roots in Mansfield. Not your typical gym, Crossfit 17 is located on Crown Farm Industrial estate and has been training members from all across Nottinghamshire since early 2013. It held a Midlands wide competition at Berry Hill Athletics track on Sunday 31st August, with over 300 athletes and spectators from afar as Lincoln, Doncaster, Sheffield and Nottingham travelling to ‘Throw down’ against each other. ‘
Thousands of Crossfit affiliates exist around the world; each must sign up to Crossfit HQ in the USA with their owners and coaches undergoing specific training in order to provide highly varied, functional movements that are performed at high intensity. This unique blend of training methods has seen fantastic results for its members, each with their own athletic background and circumstances.