Global’s Leslie Roberts took part in the Toronto Fitness Challenge Saturday to raise money for Sick Kids Hospital. The event sought to break four Guinness world records, including world’s largest bootcamp class, as well as raise awareness of childhood obesity.
And while the gathered crowd failed to secure any world records, they did raise over $15,000 for a worthy cause – as well as get a fun workout in on a Saturday morning!
The Toronto Fitness Challenge was born out of another charity event from Fit Factory Fitness and The O Course – Pink O Course. The event, which took place in September 2012, raised over $42,000 in less than four weeks for Rethink Breast Cancer Foundation. A representative from SickKids attended, and asked if Fit Factory would partner with SickKids on an even bigger event.
Two years prior, Suresh Joachim, Canada’s number one Guinness World Record holder had asked Fit Factory to join him in setting a group fitness record. Fit Factory brought the two together, and the Toronto Fitness Challenge was the result! The first of its kind, the TFC could evolve into an annual event and even travel to other cities throughout Canada to raise nationwide awareness for childhood obesity.