The countdown starts to Guinness World Record push-up challenge with Fitness Evolution and Burnley College

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The countdown has started to a push-up challenge which could see Burnley in the record books – but your help is still needed.

Whether you’re a fitness fan,  enjoy a challenge or just want to be part of an amazing experience, you are invited to head to Burnley College at noon on Thursday 22 March when there will be an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the most people completing push-ups for 60 seconds simultaneously.

The challenge is being led by determined fitness instructors and members of Burnley’s high-tech gym, Fitness Evolution, along with staff and students at Burnley College but your help is needed to smash the current record, held by the United Arab Emirates, which saw 1,645 individuals doing push-ups in February 2017.

Ashley Alderson, Manager of Fitness Evolution, said:

“We’d love to see as many people as possible head to Burnley College to take part in this Guinness World Record Attempt – you don’t need to be ultra fit, but you do need to be able to keep going with your push-ups for a minute or hold the plank position between push-ups.

“It’s going to be a great experience for everyone involved and we’ve got lots planned to make it a fun break for you in the middle of the day with motivational music, a free lunch, plus a certificate and free tshirt and yoga mat for everyone who take part, too.


“We’re determined to bring the Guinness World Record for the number of people simultaneously doing push-ups in one place to Burnley, where it belongs! But we need YOUR help to make this happen.”

Students and staff from Burnley College Sixth Form Centre, Apprentices and their Trainers from Themis at Burnley College, students and lecturers from the Burnley UCLan Campus and Adult Learners on a variety of courses both during the day and evening have already pledged their support.

Ashley Alderson said:

“We’re on the official countdown to our record attempt now and are putting a final shout out for everyone who has a little spare time over lunch to head down and support us. You could come on your own, with friends or work colleagues – everyone will be welcome to take part and put Burnley on the map!”

Independent observers will ensure that the record attempt is completed successfully.

Are you up for the challenge? Make sure you secure your place on the Guinness World Record attempt by visiting our Fitness Evolution Facebook page or search for ‘Guinness World Record Attempt on our Eventbrite page. Visit the Fitness Evolution YouTube channel for top tips on your perfect push-up technique.



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