Posted: Mon 20th Jun 2016

600+ Needed For Hula Hooping World Record Attempt At Wrexham Fitness Festival

This article is old - Published: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016

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A celebration of health, fitness and wellbeing returns to North Wales with another attempt to smash a hula hooping world record later this year.

Following on from the success of the inaugural Wrexham Fitness Festival in 2015, organiser Sasha Kenney is bringing the popular event back to the town on Saturday October 1st.

Last year’s programme took place at Wrexham Glyndwr University and was a huge hit with visitors, who also participated in a bid to break the world record for the largest ever hula hoop workout.

This year there are plans to ‘smash’ that effort with up to 600 people taking part, as well as doubling the number of overall attendees to 1,000.

Fitness instructor Sasha Kenney said: “Our debut event was such a success that we can’t wait to bring it back to Wrexham. We want to more than double the number of people attending and really smash that hula hoop world record, so I hope the community gets behind us.”


She added: “We want it to be bigger and better and that means we need more support and sponsors, so I’m asking for businesses who would like to help us to please get in touch and help promote fitness, health and wellbeing in North Wales and beyond.”

Wrexham Fitness Festival will feature different areas appealing to people of all ages and backgrounds.

There will be an active zone with classes including body-balancing and fit steps, a chill-out zone, kids’ zone, family zone and a new mind and body zone.

More than 30 exhibitors at the festival showcasing the great wellness and fitness services on offer in Wrexham. Throughout the day there will also be lectures and fitness workshops.

Sasha has worked with many sports organisations and instructors during her time in Wrexham and thought it would be a good idea to celebrate what the town has to offer.


She said: “I thought Wrexham Glyndwr University would be the perfect place to host the festival because of its sporting tradition and facilities. We already have a great partnership and I can see this event growing year on year.”

Professor Maria Hinfelaar, Vice Chancellor of Wrexham Glyndŵr University, echoed Sasha’s words and encouraged students, businesses and residents to show their support.

“We’re delighted that Sasha has chosen to again hold the festival and world record attempt here at the University and wish her every success,” said Professor Hinfelaar.

Email [email protected] or visit the Wrexham Fitness Festival website for further information.

More information on Sport and Exercise Sciences at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, can be found here.

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