Most participants in a High Intensity Interval Training workout: Herbalife breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA -- Herbalife, (NYSE: HLF), a global nutrition company, joined with its members around the world to create a new world record achievement for most participants in a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout in 24-hours; as part of the event, Herbalife and its members also created a new world record for number of people in a High Intensity Interval Training Workout in one location, with nearly 4,000 people filling the LA Live Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Nearly 4,000 people filled the Nokia Plaza in downtown Los Angeles as they secured a World Record.
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest high-intensity interval training class (multiple venues) involved 1,045 participants and was achieved by Glow (UK), across multiple venues in the UK, on 11 September 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest circuit training at multiple venues; it involved 2,780 participants at an event organised by Cowichan Sportsplex (Canada) at 10 venues across the province British Columbia, Canada, on 20 April 2012. The events took place at noon, Pacific Time. Tens of thousands of independent Herbalife members—along with their customers, friends and family—hosted workouts at local Herbalife nutrition clubs, parks and public meeting spaces across more than 80 countries.
The workout began on Saturday, March 7, at 9:00 a.m. local time in Auckland, New Zealand.
Throughout the next 24 hours, workout events were being held in towns and cities in every region of the globe, including in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Romania, Spain, Italy, U.K., Russia, Ukraine, Africa, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.
In North America, more than 150 U.S. locations hosted workouts, with the largest workouts happening in Chicago, New York, El Paso, Miami and Los Angeles.
The flagship workout took place at Herbalife's LA Live office location in downtown Los Angeles. Herbalife director of fitness education, Samantha Clayton, lead a workout at Nokia Plaza, LA Live at 9 a.m. local time, with nearly 4,000 participants taking part.
"This is an incredible achievement for everyone at Herbalife and a lot of people had a lot of fun," said Michael Johnson, Herbalife chairman and CEO.
"People from every corner of the globe gathered together in their communities with one goal – to show the world the importance of exercise as part of a healthy life."
The event also served as a global fundraiser for the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife Program, which supports and funds more than 100 health and nutrition programs around the world for at-risk and low-income children in underserved areas around the world.