Oxford gym crowned UK's toughest after gruelling competition

Competitor Nick Brown in action   Picture: OX65435 Antony Moore

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MEMBERS of Oxford gym The Athlete Centre proved a force to be reckoned with after walking away with top honours in a gruelling competition.

Tucked away in the Osney Mead Industrial Estate, the gym aims to allow people to train like professional athletes.

To prove their prowess, members held a competition against other clubs to be crowned the UK’s Toughest Gym.

Teams had to run, lift weights and use a range of gym equipment against the clock.

The Athlete Centre came top of the table in three out of four challenges.

Fitness fanatic and competitor Nick Brown, said: “You get hooked on things like this – you start to get itchy if you don’t do it.”

Mr Brown, from Wallingford, said it can take up to an hour to get to the centre.

He said: “It takes me ages, but it’s worth it because it’s such a good gym.

“Not only are the facilities absolutely excellent, but the people are experts – they really know what they’re talking about. They’re so driven and push you to train harder.”

The 26-year-old has been going to the gym for eight years. He said: “Out of all the gyms in Oxfordshire this is the best one I’ve been to by far.”

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9:11am Wed 26 Feb 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

The local Green "Activists" will be absolutely livid when they read this...

Unless the chap cycles from Wallingford of course...
The local Green "Activists" will be absolutely livid when they read this... Unless the chap cycles from Wallingford of course... Andrew:Oxford
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