Cebu City breaks record for the largest Zumba class

November 18, 2014

Cebu City broke the Guinness Record for the largest Zumba class on October 18, 2014 with 8,232 participants engaging in 30 minutes of non-stop basic Zumba. It overtook a two-year world record set in India by 6,671 Zumba participants.

The city failed to break the record for the largest human pink ribbon formation with 6,671 participants, a couple of hundred short of India’s 6,847 participants.

According to a report published in The FREEMAN, a member of the Philippine STAR Media Group, “the pink formation record attempt fell short because many who went for both attempts did not know they had to wear a pink shirt and a pink headscarf to join the pink ribbon attempt.” The report was written by Caecent No-ot Magsumbol.

The attempt to break two world records in one day brought the entire city together with the local government, business and civic groups like Rotary Cebu Fuente, and non-government organizations lending a hand.

The ICANSERVE Foundation Cebu Chapter, led by coordinator Me’Anne Solomon, promoted the event, recruited volunteers and helped prepare pink bandannas to be worn by participants.

6,671 participants form a pink ribbon, the international symbol for breast cancer awareness (Facebook grab from Veronica Israel Enriquez

6,671 participants form a pink ribbon, the international symbol for breast cancer awareness (Facebook grab from Veronica Israel Enriquez)