Community invited to come break Guinness fitness record this Saturday

By J.J. Smith. Fitness enthusiasts are invited to come try to break a Guinness Book of World Records record this Saturday morning in Rockwall for the most people in one community involved in a fitness program at one time.

The current record is 2,700 people.

According to A.M. Boot Camps owner Tony Woods, who came up with the idea, they hope that 4-5,000 people will attend the free “Get Fit Rockwall” event.

Beginning with an interactive health fair at 8 am at Eclipse Fitness – located in the big office building on Lake Ray Hubbard just north of The Harbor – the community fitness event will take place at 10:15 am on the grass between the fitness club and the lake.

Woods said it will be a 30-minute workout but “modified to be fun for all ages.” He said participants should bring a workout mat or large towel to use on grass.

“We hope to educate our community on fitness and health by gathering the world’s largest fitness boot camp at one single event,” he wrote on the event website at

“We will set the Guiness Book of World Record as well as have a fun day of activities and vendors for the entire family.”

Primary co-sponsors of the event are Eclipse Fitness Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Carter Blood Care, plus the City of Rockwall – which  agreed to donate $2,500 matching dollars if the event organizers can raise the first $2,500 on their own.

Rockwall City Council members Mark Russo and Margo Nielsen said the City Council agreed to co-sponsor the event and they have been working to help Woods organize it to help Rockwall develop a statewide reputation as one of the fittest cities in Texas.

In lieu of a fee to participate, participants are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to the Rockwall Helping Hands food pantry.

For more info, visit or call Woods at 972-864-1800.

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