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Toronto Fitness Challenge Set to Break Guiness World Records

Are you up for the challenge?

On Saturday, June 15 beginning at 9:30 am, an estimated 10,000 fitness enthusiasts will attempt to break Guinnes World Records for the World's Largest Boot Camp Class, World's Largest Salsa Dance Class, and the World's Largest Harlem Shake. Participants will also be invited to come together to set Canada's Largest Yoga Class record.

It's called the Toronto Fitness Challenge. Powered by Fit Factory Fitness and Buytopia, the inaugral Toronto Fitness Challenge aims to raise $100,000 for the SickKids Foundation.

Organizer and Fit Factory Fitness owner Tony Austin found just the right instructor to lead the World's Largest Salsa Dance Class. While she has never attempted to break a Guiness World Record, City Dance Corps' Tina Nicolaidis has taught many Salsa classes where the numbers were in the hundreds.

"I’m so excited to be part of such an amazing event!" she says. "It's not only a great way to get Torontonians united on one crazy day, it’s for such an amazing cause with SickKids as our main charity. How could you say no?!" 

Salsa is a fun, great workout for everyone and it's a dance that can easily be picked up no matter what the age or dance experience, she says. So how many participants will they need to break the record?

"The current record is held by a university in Mexico City at approximately 1,650 dancers," she says. "We are aiming for 2,000 dancers and more, so we really need everyone’s support."

The salsa challenge runs from 2 pm to 3 pm with the Harlem Shake challenge commencing at 4pm. Hyping up the participants throughout the day will be DJ Starting from Scratch spinning the hottest tracks for every class. 

Visit www.torontofitnesschallenge.com for details.

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