In a global event held Saturday, nutrition company Herbalife Ltd. nabbed a Guinness World Record for most participants in a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout in 24 hours. Thousands of Herbalife members across more than 80 countries participated in the bid, which kicked off at 9 a.m. local time in Auckland, New Zealand.
In the U.S., more than 150 locations hosted workout sessions throughout the day. At the largest event, held in Herbalife’s hometown of Los Angeles, the company put an additional record on the books. Herbalife’s Director of Worldwide Fitness Education, Samantha Clayton, led a workout at the Nokia Plaza at L.A. LIVE, where a crowd of nearly 4,000 filled the space with Herbalife’s signature green. The live-streamed session set a world record for number of people in a High Intensity Interval Training Workout in one location.
“It was great to be there in person to see so many excited and enthusiastic people all working out together,” said Guinness World Records Adjudicator Michael Empric, who was on hand at Herbalife’s Los Angeles event. “I was delighted to be able to confirm the record had been set and personally present the certificate to the company.”
The event doubled as a fundraiser benefiting the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife Program, which partners with existing charities to bring proper nutrition to children in underserved areas of the world. HFF currently serves more than 120,000 children daily through Casa Herbalife.