Hello hello hello! Sorry I haven’t blogged in almost a week (so unlike me!), but I have been very busy with appearances, volunteering, and photo shoots which I will blog about ASAP 🙂 But first, let me just rewind to over a week ago.
On Saturday, June 15th I participated in the Toronto Fitness Challenge which was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Thanks to Fit Factory Fitness for putting on this once in a lifetime event! The purpose of the challenge was to raise money for SickKids Foundation and to break Guinness World Records! I had the amazing honour to be one of the ambassadors for the big day. As an ambassador I promoted the Toronto Fitness Challenge on all of my social media outlets to spread the word; the more the merrier!
When the fitness challenge arrived, it was an action packed day where we all came together and attempted to break Guinness World Records to raise $100,000 for the SickKids Foundation. However, the Toronto fitness challenge wasn’t all about breaking records, they wanted to highlight the importance of fitness as well. The money raised went to the Healthy Active Kids program at the Hospital for Sick Children. There were celebrity guests and first-class fitness, relationship and social media experts that kept us entertained all day live on the main stage and in exhibitor
booths. There was the latest products and services to improve your overall health for people of all ages and levels of fitness. I learned a lot about the latest fitness, beauty and wellness products. It was a day all about living your best, healthiest life (which goes right along with my platform of promoting health and fitness)!
The four Guinness World Record attempts were:
- Largest Boot Camp Class – goal of 2,500 people
- Largest Yoga Class – goal of 5,000 people
- Largest Salsa Dance – goal of 2,000 people
- Largest Harlem Shake – goal of 10,000 people
Although we didn’t break the records listed above, we still raised money for a great cause which is the most important part.
But wait… other records were broken…
Ryan Lapadat successfully broke the Guinness World Record for squatting the most number of people in under 1 minute. There were 12 participants which equalled over 1300 pounds. I saw this go down with my own eyes! Also, Suresh Joachim broke the Guinness World Record for the longest moonwalk. He moonwalked in a circle for over 3 hours…YES 3 HOURS!
That concluded an amazing event! Together as one big fitness family, we raised over $13,000 in support of SickKids Foundation! Not to mention I met so many great people and potential sponsors for my pageant! Thank you Fit Factory for including me in this unforgettable day, I had so much fun (and I was so sore after that boot camp)!
On a side note: I am sending prayers and positive energy to those affected by the flooding in Calgary. If you would like to donate to the Canadian Red Cross please call 1-800-418-1111 or go online to www.redcross.ca. Text 30333 to automatically donate $5 to flood relief.