Friday, February 26, 2010

25 Hours of Awareness, The Longest Workout Ever!

This weekend, a few brave men and women will attempt to do the unthinkable for a great cause. Five top fitness athletes will attempt to break the record for the longest weight training workout ever. They will attempt to train continually for a unheard of 25 HOURS STRAIGHT!!!!! WOWZA!! But it's for a good cause, as all money raised will go toward local and global charities. Below is the press release for the historical and inspirational event:

25 Hours of Awareness, The Longest Workout Ever! Will be held from 4:00 p.m. February 26th to 5:00 p.m. February 27th

The event is a public awareness campaign and fundraiser for Red Cross-Haiti Relief Florida Blood Services, LifeLink Foundation, and Orphanage Relief

Five elite athletes (four elite NPC athletes and one IFFB Professional) will attempt to break the world record for the longest weight training workout ever by training continually for over 25 hours. The current world record is held by a group of athletes from the Netherlands who on May 6th through May 7th, 2006 weight trained for 24 hours and 55 minutes.

The five athletes are: Brandie Gardner, International Federation of Bodybuilding Professional Figure champion and model. Dominic D’Agostino, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Assistant Professor, and Mr. Team Universe competitor, Elaine Feldman, Certified Personal Trainer, multi-title bodybuilding/figure champion and Guinness Book of World Record Holder for the longest jump rope workout ever, Andrea Irick, Certified Personal Trainer, Ms. Tampa Bay Figure Champion, and Tom Toy, National Physique Committee State Judge and former Mr. Florida.

This goes to show you the dedication and drive some people will go to help their fellow man. The workout begins today at 4PM Eastern Time and will go on until 5PM tomorrow. If you are near the Florida area, come by the Anytime Fitness gym and cheer them on. Let them know that you support their cause. Also, donate to the cause as well with whatever you have. 

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On behalf of FitGems Nation, good luck to all of you!!! :)

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