Iconic Health Clubs successfully breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest exercise ball class

Instructors Karolina Gieron,David Hand and Mairead Kieran limber up before PRESS RELEASE

Instructors Karolina Gieron,David Hand and Mairead Kieran limber up before

Dublin Gym, 1escape health club organised an event at Smithfield Market which saw an incredible 433 participants break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, title for the Largest exercise ball demonstration/class in the world. The event was open to the community young and old as 1escape pledge to provide a platform to help get Ireland fitter. Research shows if you exercise in the company of others you are more likely to stick at it. 1escape believe the social atmosphere of such an event will create a positive environment in which to embrace exercise and more importantly to have fun whilst getting active.

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The attempt was hosted by Irish Rugby Legend Alan Quinlan and coach from Ireland’s Fittest Family.

1escape health club set up the mass participation challenge on the eve of National Fitness Day which celebrates the important role that physical activity plays across Ireland and to encourage more people to get more active more often. In addition the event raised funds for MS Ireland, which provides support for Multiple Sclerosis patients.

Ciara Lefroy, Sales and Marketing Director of 1escape said, “We are delighted with the turnout today and even more excited to see so many people getting active and having fun. We really hope that the event has inspired more people to get active and look after their health”.

Guinness World Records Adjudicator, Sofia Greenacre was there to officiate the record. Dublin Gym successfully breaks Guinness World RECORDS™ title for largest exercise ball class in the world Dublin Gym, 1escape health club organised an event at Smithfield Market which saw an incredible 433 participants break the Guinness World Records for the Largest exercise ball demonstration/class in the world. The event was open to the community young and old as 1escape pledge to provide a platform to help get Ireland fitter. Research shows if you exercise in the company of others you are more likely to stick at it. 1escape believe the social atmosphere of such an event will create a positive environment in which to embrace exercise and more importantly to have fun whilst getting active. The attempt was hosted by Irish Rugby Legend Alan Quinlan and Ireland’s Fittest Family coach. 1escape health club set up the mass participation challenge on the eve of National Fitness Day which celebrates the important role that physical activity plays across Ireland and to encourage more people to get more active more often. In addition the event raised funds for MS Ireland, which provides support for Multiple Sclerosis patients. Ciara Lefroy, Sales and Marketing Director of 1escape said, “We are delighted with the turnout today and even more excited to see so many people getting active and having fun. We really hope that the event has inspired more people to get active and look after their health’ Official Guinness World Records judge Sofia Greenacre was there on the day to count and verify the fun fitness record as it was broadcast live on Facebook. This broken record is the first of a series of free activities planned around Ireland for National Fitness Day on 16th September. For full details of all the free activities and participating facilities, visit www.nationalfitnessday.ie Previously the largest exercise ball class was 391 people and was achieved by Müllerlight in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 18th July 2016. About the organisers: Iconic Health Clubs t/a 1escape health club is a company with a respected international reputation, trusted by members across the county to deliver superior health club concepts and facilities of the most exceptional quality. Each of their clubs is unique, yet shares the same basic principle; it’s a place where members of the community can come to pursue healthier bodies, healthier minds and healthier lifestyles in an atmosphere of comfort, fun and betterment. Approaching their 10th birthday, 1escape was formed to offer a higher level of service to those looking for something more than just a basic gym. It was founded on values of constant improvement and built on commitments to its community, team training and crafting long-lasting relationships with members. Notes to editors: For further information, please contact: Ciara Lefroy: Job title: Sales & Marketing Director Company name: Iconic Health Clubs t/a 1escape health club Website: www.oneescape.ie Email address: oneescape@gmail.com Telephone number: 014911675 Facebook/1escapehealthclub Twitter: @1escape - Ends -

Guinness World Records Adjudicator, Sofia Greenacre

Official Guinness World Records judge Sofia Greenacre was there on the day to count and verify the fun fitness record as it was broadcast live on Facebook.

This broken record is the first of a series of free activities planned around Ireland for National Fitness Day on 16th September. For full details of all the free activities and participating facilities, visit www.nationalfitnessday.ie

Previously the record for the largest exercise ball class was 391 people and was achieved by Mullerlight in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 18th July 2016

left to right: Barry Walsh, Ciara Lefroy, Mairead Kieran, Karolina Guerin & David Hand;celebrating the successful Guinness World Record title. Dublin Gym successfully breaks Guinness World RECORDSâ„¢

left to right: Barry Walsh, Ciara Lefroy, Mairead Kieran, Karolina Guerin & David Hand;celebrating the successful Guinness World Record title. Dublin Gym successfully breaks Guinness World RECORDS