Guinness World Records® Confirms That Herbalife Sets New Record For Most Participants In A High Intensity Interval Training Workout In 24 Hours
#Worldworkout Showcases Global Workouts In More Than 80 Countries
Kuala Lumpur, 10 March 2015 – Herbalife joined with its members around the world to create a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement for the most participants in a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout in 24-hours.
Malaysia contributed to this achievement through the participation of 2,000 people from more than 15 cities. In Kuala Lumpur, enthusiastic participants of all ages gathered as early as 8 a.m. at Plaza See Hoy Chan for the record attempt. After the number of participants were counted, they started off the workout with a warm-up, following the exercise routine on Herbalife Fit Total Body workout video led by Samantha Clayton.
Tens and 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.
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. 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.
The official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® adjudicator, Mr. Michael Empric confirmed that Herbalife had successfully created a new world record for both the most participants in a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout in 24-hours, and the most participants in a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout in one location. Mr. Empric, who was present at the event in Los Angeles, stated, “It was great to be there in person to see so many excited and enthusiastic people all working out together. I was delighted to be able to confirm the record had been set and personally present the certificate to the company.”
“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. To see how the day unfolded around the world in pictures and video on social media, search for #WorldWorkout or visit WorldRecordWorkout.com.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 90 countries to and through a network of independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains a significant amount of information about Herbalife, including financial and other information for investors at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.
About Herbalife Family Foundation
Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to improving children's lives by helping organizations provide healthy nutrition to vulnerable children. HFF supports 97 Casa Herbalife programs globally and serves the nutritional needs of thousands of children around the world through annual grants to NGOs and charities that cater to vulnerable children. Additionally, HFF often supports relief efforts in response to natural disasters. For more information, visit www.herbalifefamilyfoundation.org.
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