HYROX Pensacola

Mako Athletics

Are you ready to take your fitness routine to the next level?

At Mako Athletics, we offer HYROX in Pensacola. HYROX offers a unique and exciting fitness experience that combines running with functional workout stations. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness journey, HYROX is designed to challenge and inspire you.

By incorporating a unique format where participants run 1km and then tackle a functional workout station, repeated eight times, HYROX offers a fresh and exciting approach to fitness. In this program, we explore how HYROX makes running fun and adds strength training to your exercise regimen, creating the perfect synergy for those who enjoy running.

what is hyrox?

HYROX is a fitness race that tests your endurance, strength, and mental fortitude! The competition combines 1km runs with challenging functional workout stations, repeated eight times for an exhilarating test of endurance and strength.

Hosted in spacious exhibition halls, each race offers a thrilling and immersive atmosphere where spectators can cheer you on from start to finish.

Consistency is key, with the same race format upheld globally, paving the way for global leaderboards and an epic World Championships at the close of each season.

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a fitness enthusiast seeking a new challenge, HYROX welcomes participants of all levels. Join us and elevate your fitness journey with Mako Athletics.


The race format is simple yet effective: participants run 1km, followed by 1 functional workout station, and repeat this cycle eight times. This combination of running and functional exercises ensures a full-body workout that will push your limits and help you achieve new levels of fitness.

The first HYROX workout station is 1000m on the Ski Erg. This erg predominantly targets the arm, shoulder & core muscles, however when done efficiently, it also involves muscles in the lower body – making the Ski Erg a full body workout.
The second workout station is 50m of Sled Push. This is one station you do not want to come unprepared for… so make sure you try it out at least once before your race and invest in some grippy shoes! This movement targets the lower body muscles, including the entire posterior chain, core & anterior thigh muscles in particular.
Get ready to use your glutes, back, biceps & the entire trunk during workout station three – 50m of Sled Pull.
Born in 1939, the fourth workout station is a full body workout that is both loved and hated at the same time. Trying these for the first time may feel hard, but many of our regular athletes now consider this station to be one of their favourites!
Station number five is the second ergometer in this fitness race. 1000m of rowing marks the beginning of the second half of your HYROX race.
For 200m of Farmers Carry, engagement of your upper back muscles, core & grip strength is required. This workout station is easy to practise on your weekly shop…
10, 20 or 30 kilograms on your back whilst lunging? Welcome to workout station number seven. Primarily targets the thigh and glute muscles, this one is a burner…
The final station… Wall Balls. With the finish line in sight, it’s time to finish your race in style & join the #HYROXFAMILY.

Learn more about the HYROX race format.

what is hyrox At Mako Athletics?

At Mako Athletics, we offer HYROX classes and a HYROX training program geared towards preparing athletes, from beginners to elite athletes, for HYROX competitions. While HYROX is a competition, you do NOT have to compete to participate in our HYROX program! Training for HYROX is fun and it is a great way to improve your health and fitness, even if you have no interested in competing.

Get in touch with us to learn more about HYROX today!

Benefits of HYROX Training

HYROX training journey offers a multitude of advantages that extend beyond just physical fitness. Here are some key benefits:

1. Comprehensive Fitness Improvement

HYROX training encompasses various aspects of fitness, including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, power, agility, and stamina. By engaging in the race format comprising running and functional workout stations, participants undergo a well-rounded fitness regimen that targets multiple fitness components simultaneously.

2. Enhanced Mental Toughness

Enduring through the challenges of HYROX requires mental fortitude and resilience. As athletes push themselves through each kilometer and conquer demanding workout stations, they develop mental toughness, perseverance, and a strong mindset. This mental strength cultivated during HYROX training translates to other areas of life, fostering resilience in the face of adversity.

3. Goal Setting and Achievement

Participating in HYROX events provides individuals with concrete fitness goals to strive for. Whether aiming to complete the race for the first time, achieve a personal best, or qualify for the World Championships, HYROX offers a platform for setting and accomplishing fitness objectives. This goal-oriented approach fosters motivation, dedication, and a sense of accomplishment upon reaching milestones.

4. Community and Camaraderie

HYROX events bring together a diverse community of athletes, ranging from fitness enthusiasts to elite competitors. The supportive atmosphere fosters camaraderie, teamwork, and mutual encouragement among participants. Whether cheering each other on during the race or celebrating accomplishments afterward, the HYROX community offers a sense of belonging and support that enhances the overall experience.

5. Adaptability and Versatility

One of the unique aspects of HYROX is its adaptability to individuals of all fitness levels and backgrounds. Whether a seasoned athlete or a novice fitness enthusiast, HYROX training can be tailored to suit individual capabilities and goals. Participants have the flexibility to adjust the intensity of their workouts and progress at their own pace, making HYROX accessible and inclusive to everyone.

6. Functional Fitness Transferability

The functional exercises incorporated into HYROX workouts mimic real-life movements and activities, making the training highly practical and transferable to daily life and other athletic endeavors. From lifting, pushing, and pulling to jumping, crawling, and carrying, HYROX training enhances functional fitness, improving individuals’ ability to perform everyday tasks with ease and efficiency.

7. Motivation and Inspiration

Engaging in HYROX training and participating in events can serve as a source of motivation and inspiration for individuals striving to lead healthier, more active lifestyles. The challenge of HYROX ignites a passion for fitness and pushes participants to push beyond their limits, inspiring them to pursue continuous improvement and personal growth in their fitness journey.

Incorporating HYROX training into your fitness routine offers benefits that extend beyond physical gains, fostering mental resilience, camaraderie, and personal growth. Whether aiming to conquer new challenges, forge meaningful connections, or elevate overall fitness levels, HYROX provides a dynamic and rewarding training experience for all.

HYROX Training Benefits For Runners

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Build Strength In Running

Running is a fundamental part of HYROX, and the workouts are designed to improve your running performance. By incorporating running intervals into the workout stations, HYROX helps you build endurance, increase speed, and enhance your overall running ability. Whether you’re training for a race or simply want to improve your fitness, HYROX will help you become a stronger runner.

Make Running Fun

At Mako Athletics, we believe that fitness should be enjoyable. That’s why we’ve created a dynamic and engaging environment where you can have fun while pushing your limits. The combination of running and functional exercises keeps the workouts varied and exciting, ensuring that you’ll never get bored. Plus, HYROX events are held in a supportive and energetic atmosphere, with participants cheering each other on and celebrating their achievements together.

Benefits of HYROX Training for CrossFit Athletes

CrossFit athletes integrating HYROX training into their routine benefit from diversified workouts, enhanced endurance, improved mental toughness, and a competitive edge.

HYROX challenges improve endurance capacity significantly. Through a combination of sustained cardiovascular efforts during running segments and demanding functional workout stations, HYROX pushes athletes to elevate their stamina and cardiovascular fitness levels. This enhanced endurance translates directly to improved performance in longer CrossFit workouts and competitions. As athletes adapt to the rigorous demands of HYROX, they develop the cardiovascular resilience necessary to sustain high-intensity efforts over extended periods, ultimately amplifying their overall performance and endurance capabilities in CrossFit settings.

The competitive setting of HYROX provides a familiar ground for the most competitive CrossFitters, who can easily crossover to HYROX since they should have experience with all of the movements.

Additionally, engaging in HYROX events fosters a supportive community atmosphere, where athletes bond over shared challenges and successes, providing motivation and camaraderie throughout their training journey.


Improving Military Fitness Scores through HYROX Training

Training for HYROX can significantly benefit military athletes aiming to improve their performance on required fitness tests such as the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) for the Navy, the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), and the Air Force Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

Navy Physical Readiness Test (PRT)

The Navy’s PRT assesses overall fitness and is crucial for maintaining combat readiness. HYROX training incorporates elements of endurance, strength, and functional fitness, all of which are essential for succeeding in the PRT. By participating in HYROX events, military athletes can enhance their cardiovascular endurance through repeated 1km runs and improve their muscular strength and endurance at functional workout stations. This comprehensive training approach aligns with the goals of the PRT, ensuring sailors are adequately prepared to meet the physical demands of their duties while minimizing the risk of injuries.

Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT)

The ACFT evaluates soldiers’ physical readiness across various domains, including strength, power, agility, and endurance. HYROX training addresses these components through its challenging race format, which requires participants to perform functional exercises under fatigue. By engaging in HYROX workouts, military athletes can enhance their muscular strength, power, and stamina, directly contributing to improved performance on the ACFT. Additionally, the mental toughness developed during HYROX training translates to resilience in overcoming physical challenges, further aligning with the Army’s goal of enhancing mental toughness and stamina among soldiers.

Air Force Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

Maintaining a high level of physical fitness is paramount for airmen, as demonstrated by the Air Force PFT. HYROX training offers a holistic approach to fitness, incorporating running and functional exercises similar to those assessed in the PFT. Military athletes preparing for the PFT can benefit from HYROX’s emphasis on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and overall fitness. By participating in HYROX events and incorporating its training principles into their regimen, airmen can improve their performance on the PFT and ensure they meet the Air Force’s standards for physical readiness.

HYROX training provides military athletes with a comprehensive approach to fitness that aligns with the requirements of various military fitness tests. By incorporating elements of endurance, strength, and functional fitness, HYROX prepares individuals to excel in their respective branches of the military while promoting overall health and readiness.

Join HYROX Pensacola Today

Are you ready to challenge yourself and experience the thrill of HYROX in Pensacola? Don’t miss out on this unique fitness opportunity. Click the link below to learn more about our upcoming events, sign up, and start your HYROX journey today.