Hard-hare gym junkies tested their might and muscle in support of a Yorkshire children’s charity.

Around fifty competitors were put through their paces to raise cash for The Principle Trust which provides free respite holidays for needy children across Yorkshire.

Aged between sixteen and sixty, the fearless fitness fans are all members of CrossFit Skipton, where the competition was held.

The hardcore display of strength, stamina and gymnastic ability will help to fund respite breaks for families with children who are underprivileged, disadvantaged, disabled, have life-limiting conditions, or who have experienced poverty, trauma or abuse.

Leading the challenge was CrossFit Skipton owner Chris Cummins and fitness coach Harry Morse who both competed in the HYROX World Fitness Championships in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Taking a break from training Harry said, ‘Keeping fit is hugely beneficial for both physical and mental health, as well as boosting confidence. We’re looking forward to working up a sweat and raising money to help needy children across Yorkshire.’

Founder of The Principle Trust, Mike Davies, MBE, added, "We are indebted to the members of CrossFit Skipton; their continued support allows some of the region’s most disadvantaged, disabled and poorly children to escape their everyday troubles and create valuable, happy memories.”

The CrossFit competitors are regular supporters of the Trust; previous fundraising exploits include Ilkley Half Marathon, Coniston Trail Marathon and in-house fitness competitions.