Red H.E.A.R.R.T and 414 participants break Guinness record for largest group doing sit-ups

Red H.E.A.R.R.T and 414 participants break Guinness record for largest group doing sit-ups
March 12
00:00 2015

Cheryl Lindsay, founder of Red H.E.A.R.R.T (Help Educate And Reduce Risk Today), says that she has been notified that the Guinness World Record for the largest group doing sit-ups simultaneously for one minute was officially set on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Gateway YWCA in Winston-Salem.

The official record announcement can be found here:

Red H.E.A.R.R.T organized the record-breaking event, which included a total of 414 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community participants as well as Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines completing the attempt successfully.

“This was an incredible event, and it underscores what the community can do together to educate all about heart health initiatives,” Lindsay said.

“The student support from Winston-Salem State University and Salem College helped make this a possibility, and the passion of our sponsors and local residents ensured this was a success! Allen Joines, Winston-Salem State University and Salem College are named within the Guinness World Record Description for their tremendous participation.

“The support of the volunteers from nonprofit service organizations such as The Links Inc. and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was invaluable,” Lindsay said.

“And, the community that came out to support this fifth-year anniversary event by participating in the health fair, the zumbathon and the Guinness World Record attempt was amazing! I can’t thank everyone enough for their continuous and generous support!

If we saved one person’s life by making them aware of their heart health through heart medical assessments, education and/or helping them to realize that ‘Going Red & Get Moving’ can be fun and may save your life, our efforts will be worthwhile!”

During the main event, the Guinness World Record Sit-Up attempt, participants started doing sit-ups when Chris Mack, Community Services Project Supervisor for the city of Winston Salem, blew the opening whistle, and volunteers, including fitness instructor Chris Robinson, who instructed the groups while doing the sit-ups, community zumba instructors, lead fitness instructors and service organization attendees, watched over the event to ensure total participation.

“None of this would be possible without the collaborative support of the community, (Red HEARRT’s sponsors, volunteers and community partners).”

Platinum Sponsors of Red H.E.A.R.R.T. and the Go Red & Get Moving Initiative include Harmony Ridge Farm, Randolph Childress and The Tuttle Foundation.

Other sponsors include Gateway YWCA, HanesBrands Inc., Studio ZT, Women’s Wellness & Fitness and the Office of the Mayor. Sponsors/Partners of this Initiative include the Gateway YWCA, Novant, Go Red Council/American Heart Association, Women’s Wellness & Fitness, Fleet Feet Sports, The Portrait Gallery, Forsyth Woman’s Magazine, Forsyth Family Magazine , Union Baptist Church, The Links Inc. and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

For more information about Red H.E.A.R.R.T, please visit or call (336) 655.5101.

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