Would you like to be a record breaker? Why don’t you join the Guinness World Record Attempt for a Fitter Fylde Coast on 21 July 2018 at Lytham Green
Join Dancing on Ice star Daniel Whiston to break a Guinness World Record, currently set in China, which stands at 4,814 people.
Everyone is invited – simply bring your children and families to Lytham Festivals main arena on Lytham Green on the morning of Saturday 21 July to help break the record for the most people exercising to a fitness video. And here’s the routine…
Guinness World Record Attempt for a Fitter Fylde Coast
Local health care professionals decided to hold the fun event to help celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS, which was on 5 July 2018.
Lytham Festival organisers Cuffe & Taylor agreed to hold the record attempt in the middle of the music festival. Local councils and other organisations including the Blue Skies Foundation have also played a part in organising it.
To register to take part in the world record attempt, go to www.fitterfyldecoast.nhs.uk
Three-times Dancing on Ice champion and fitness instructor Daniel, who lives in Blackpool and launched his career in the town when he was just seven years old, will be leading the world record attempt from the main stage at Lytham Festival.
Daniel has choreographed and filmed a special six-minute exercise video at locations across the Fylde coast. Go to www.fitterfyldecoast.nhs.uk to watch the video and sign up to take part.
Daniel said: “We had a great time filming the video. It’s all disco music in celebration of the fact Nile Rodgers and CHIC are playing at Lytham Festival on the night of the record attempt and, regardless of how fit you are, the routine is suitable for all, so sign up and give it a go.”
NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has led on organising the initiative, which is also aimed at bringing local communities together to improve health and wellbeing.
CCG clinical chief officer Dr Tony Naughton, a Thornton GP, said: “Across the country, 40 per cent of children start secondary school overweight and 20 per cent are obese. What we are really keen to do is promote a healthier lifestyle across the Fylde coast so people can start looking after themselves and their loved ones.
“We need to get more than 5,000 people dancing to the video if we are to break the world record so it would be great to see lots of people coming out to support this event. It should be a lot of fun and a great way to celebrate our 70th birthday.
“We want lots of people to come down with their families and children for what will be a great day out. This is an opportunity for your children to be part of a Guinness World Record and to receive a certificate as a special memento.”
This event is not organised by Visit Fylde Coast, please contact the organisers for more information. All details correct at time of publication.
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