To kick off National Boys & Girls Club Week , The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta joined thousands of Club members from across the country in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.
At 6:30pm on March 22, over 200 members from our Fuqua, Bellwood and Peachcrest Boys & Girls Clubs attempted to beat the Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously performing star jumps (jumping jacks) for two consecutive minutes in multiple venues!
The purpose of this experience was to bring attention to the importance of young people living healthy, active lifestyles and how The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs are helping fill this need on a daily basis.
Jumping Jacks were the ideal exercise to select since they are an excellent way to get in shape while working your shoulders, back, thighs, calves and heart.
According to Guinness Officials, jumping jacks are called star jumps in some countries, because the arms, legs and head form a five-pointed star.
“We decided to participate in the Triple Play Guinness World Record Attempt in an effort to show club support,” explains Andre London, Unit Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs-Fuqua Unit.
“We are all working together to encourage the personal growth and development of our members while highlighting our awesome health and wellness programs.”
The current record for Star Jumps is 278 people. “The official verdict will come in a couple of weeks,” said London. “But I truly believe the record has been broken.”