Melbourne to host Bupa’s Largest Circuit Training World Record attempt


This Friday 23 March, Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square will be the scene of a momentous occasion in fitness history. Bupa will host an official Guinness World Record Attempt  for the highest number of people participating in a full body work out simultaneously, to be led by ironman legend and Bupa health ambassador Guy Leech.  


The current record of 317 people exercising simultaneously was set in Ellicott City, Maryland, USA on 18 June 2011. Bupa anticipates more than 1000 participants will fill Federation Square on Friday, well and truly smashing that record.


“Participants will be divided into groups and will move around a circuit of five work-out stations, completing each exercise after three minutes,” said Guy Leech.


“I’ve designed the program as a full body work-out including skipping, lunges and sit-ups. It’s going to be familiar to most people, suitable for all fitness levels, and most importantly, fun.”


One lucky participant will win a CardioTech GLT-3 treadmill simply for sharing in 25 words or less why they have the goal of finding a healthier version of themself this year.


The world record attempt is supporting Bupa’s partnership with Channel Ten’s 1 Million Kilo Challenge, an initiative which has seen thousands of Australians pledge to lose weight and create a healthier Australia.


Dr Paul Bates, Bupa’s Chief Medical Officer, said: “Recent research has named Australia as the fourth fattest country in the world and it’s a ranking we’re not proud of.


“We know that being overweight or obese can lead to the development of chronic health issues in the long-term. And we appreciate that sometimes it can be difficult to find the time and motivation to fit in regular exercise in our daily lives.


“This exciting event will solve that problem by allowing participants to exercise in a fun environment in the world’s biggest group, all before their morning coffee.”


Registrations for this event are still open with numbers steadily increasing. Participants are encouraged to check-in to Federation Square on Foursquare and tweet about the event using the hashtag #CircuitWorldRecord.


To register and find out more, visit the Million Kilo Challenge website:

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