- Monday, 30 January 2012
Local charities Lewis-Manning Hospice and The Wessex Autistic Society have teamed up for the second time for an even bigger and better attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for largest Zumba class.
October last year saw over 750 charity supporters, Zumba virgins and fitness fanatics dancing to the Latin-inspired calorie burning class, but sadly they didn’t break the record.
So the charities have bounced back with the promise to throw and even bigger and better party - Zumba Smash 2, on Sunday 12th February to break the current record of 2012 participants – and they need your help.
The charities are appealing to the 750 participants of Zumba Smash to return for the second attempt, and bring at least two friends each, which will guarantee a record breaker.
Maria Tidy, Fundraising Manager at Lewis-Manning Hospice said: “Whether you are part of the Zumba craze, or a beginner intrigued to find out what it’s all about, we would love for you to come along. It’s a great opportunity to get fit in time for Valentine’s Day, be part of a Guinness World Record, and raise vital funds for two great local causes.”
Supported by BH Live and Daily Echo Bournemouth, Zumba Smash 2 will be held in Windsor Hall at the Bournemouth International Centre. Doors open at 9.30am and the class starts at 11.30am. Tickets are £5 which includes a 30-minute easy to follow Zumba class and a 45-minute celebratory class led by top local instructors Tanya Bright and Cat Fowler. Participants must be 11 years old or over, and those who attended the first Zumba Smash event in October can enter for free. Participants will also have the opportunity to browse around health and fitness and beauty stands.
To book your spot visit www.eventelephant.com/ZumbaSmash2, you can also make every dance move count by raising sponsorship for the charities. Forms can be downloaded from www.twas.org.uk or www.lewis-manning.co.uk
Peter Gunn, Chief Executive for BH Live, the leisure and cultural trust which manages the Bournemouth International Centre said; “BH Live is delighted to be supporting the second attempt at breaking the Zumba World Record at the Bournemouth International Centre. There are literally thousands of Zumba enthusiasts taking part in this fitness phenomenon in Bournemouth with BH Live providing 18 weekly Zumba classes alone. We are encouraging as many people as possible to take part and I am confident that this time the World Record will be broken.”