Be one of (at least) 600 people to smash the Swiss ball exercise class world record on Saturday 11 October.
Excalibur Communications & IT for Business are organising an attempt to claim the record for Swindon as part of their huge fundraising challenge to raise £50,000 for the RUH Bath Teenage Cancer ward.
Launching the world record bid on 7 June, from left, Adrian Wheeler, James Phipps, Liz Ledger, Emma Phipps, Kiz Davis. Photo: Richard Wintle of Calyx
The David Lloyd Gym in North Swindon will play host to the Excalibur challenge for the largest Swiss ball exercise class in one place.
Anyone from the age of 14 upwards* can join in the fun in a low impact 40 minute class. Registration to take part costs £25 but you get to keep your record breaking ball after the attempt.
Fitness instructor Kiz Davis who will be leading the event said: “The current record stands at 348 and we are aiming to set the new record at 600 people. The class will be low impact and suitable for all levels of fitness.*
"If all participants look to raise additional sponsorship there’s no reason why we can’t raise in excess of £15,000 from the event. We can’t wait to welcome our future world record holders through the doors at David Lloyd this October.”
Each year RUH Bath treats over 2000 new cancer cases from the hospitals extensive catchment area. Every day this disease forever alters the future of peoples’ lives.
The new centre will cover Bath, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bristol and surrounding areas and offer the very best and technologically advanced care for cancer patients. They aim to provide a nurturing and therapeutic environment that is centred on patient care and experience, promoting health and a ‘holistic’ approach for patients and their families.
Excalibur’s CEO James Phipps is confident with the backing of the local community they will hit their £50,000 target. He said: “The RUH Teenage Cancer Ward is a much needed facility, helping young people battle through such a terrible disease.
"Currently teenagers are treated in the children’s ward before moving to adult care at the age of 18. Our teenage years are so important and it’s essential we provide these young patients with the ability to stay in contact with their friends and keep up with their studies.
"The money we raise will help Bath RUH create a start of the art facility providing a more holistic and complete approach to care that covers much of the South West.”
* Participants must complete and pass pre-exercise medical clearance for the event.