Singapore bounces into Guinness World Records with 375 people on trampolines

For five minutes at a fitness fair held at The Lawn @ Marina Bay on Saturday evening (July 8), 375 participants jumped on their own mini-trampoline.
For five minutes at a fitness fair held at The Lawn @ Marina Bay on Saturday evening (July 8), 375 participants jumped on their own mini-trampoline. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

SINGAPORE - More than 300 participants here bounced their way to a new world record for the most people on trampolines at the Fitness Marathon 2017.

For five minutes at a fitness fair held at The Lawn @ Marina Bay on Saturday evening (July 8), 375 participants jumped on their own mini-trampoline, beating the previous record achieved in London in June 22 this year, which capped off at 343 participants.

To qualify for the Guinness World Records, all participants had to jump on their own mini-trampoline for five minutes.

Marine Parade GRC MP Fatimah Lateef, who was the guest of honour, was also one of the participants there.

Describing the atmosphere there as "electrifying", Dr Fatimah said: "As a community, we've always done our part to get people to stay active, and keep moving.

"Fitness Marathon 2017 is one of the highlights of our calendar, bringing Singaporeans from all walks of life together to celebrate fitness, health and movement."

The Fitness Marathon and trampoline record-breaking session were organised by the Geylang Serai Community Sports Club to encourage healthy living among Singaporeans.

Besides the trampoline session, the event featured five popular workouts - Salsation, Fight Do, Piloxing, Zumba and Boogie Bounce Xtreme - a fitness workout that involves bouncing to dance choreography atop trampolines.