As the sun was rising over Sydney’s iconic Manly Beach on Saturday morning, over 1,300 Sydneysiders flocked to the sand to be a part of setting the new World Record for the biggest fitness circuit ever held.
One of Australia’s fitness gurus, Guy Leech, with leading healthcare organisation Bupa, was joined on the beach by 1,335 Australian participants, plus many celebrity faces who showed their support, including: Surfing legend, Layne Beachley, Master Chef finalist Hayden Quinn, and 10’s Biggest Loser contestants, Brenda Hunt, Rebekah Gilchrist Margie Cummins (2012 Winner). The previous record of 1,165, was held in Melbourne earlier this year.
10 stations were set up along the beach, with two personal trainers at each station motivating and pushing all participants within a 30 minute timeframe, giving them a total body workout.
Bupa’s Media and Communications Manager, Matt Allison, said it was fantastic to see the local community break the world record.
“Bupa is committed to helping improve the health of all Australians and we’re really hopeful that today’s achievement will inspire more people to increase their level of activity,” he said.
“We’re really proud to have partnered with Guy to help make this event possible and establish ourselves as part of Australian fitness history.”
Over $3,000 was raised on Saturday, with all funds donated to local charity, Bear Cottage. Bear Cottage is the only children's hospice in NSW and provides support, respite and end of life care for terminally ill children and their families.
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