World Record attempt at St Mary's
On Monday 15th April from 11.30am-12pm, at St Mary’s Stadium, our Health & Wellbeing team will be hosting a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest seated exercise and we need your help to smash it.
The current record stands at 731, which was set in Hong Kong in 2016, and we are hoping to set the bar higher than ever before.
The record attempt is available to all ages and abilities and is free to enter.
Feel free to invite your friends and family along for the attempt. The more the merrier.
Our seated exercises are used in our Generation Gains project to help older adults remain independent, socialise and reduce the risk of falls by maintaining their core strength.
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Frequently asked questions
What is chair-based exercise and who can participate?
Chair-based exercise is gentle and suitable for all ages (2+), levels and abilities. No specialist equipment necessary, just comfortable clothing and a chair. Getting the benefits of being active from the safety of your seat, with no previous experience necessary we will tell you everything you need to do.
What time should I arrive?
Doors will open approximately 60 minutes before the start of the World Record Attempt. We would recommend arriving with plenty of time to spare to prevent last-minute queues!
What can I bring to the ground?
• Phones and small personal cameras are permitted. We don’t allow cameras with detachable lenses or detachable flashes which resemble ‘professional’ equipment. Professional cameras and recording devices (This applies to cameras that have interchangeable lenses) are not permitted.
• The following articles must not be brought within the Ground - knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety and anything that we deem will ruin the enjoyment or viewing experience of others.
• Laptops will not be permitted. iPads and similar devices at the discretion of the safety team on the day so we would recommend leaving these at home unless absolutely necessary.
• Small personal umbrellas will be allowed, but these may not be used once inside the stadium. Strictly no large or golf type umbrellas.
• We do not have storage facilities at the stadium. Suitcases, large bags and other large equipment is not permitted in the stadium so please ensure you have made arrangements prior to arrival.
• Fireworks and pyrotechnics are STRICTLY forbidden in and around the stadium and anyone attempting to enter with such items will have their ticket confiscated, entry will be refused, and they will be arrested.
• Banners will not be accepted within the stadium during the World Record Attempt.
Will I receive a ticket for my booking?
No tickets will be issued to take part in the World Record Attempt, registered participants will be listed on arrival to the Stadium.
Where will the World Record Attempt take place?
The Kingsland Stand at the back of the Stadium will be used. Saints Foundation staff will be on hand to direct you where to go when you arrive.
Is there somewhere I can store my suitcase/helmet/rucksack at the stadium while I take part in the World Record Attempt?
We are not able to store personal items on the day, so we would recommend making alternative arrangements prior to your arrival. Small bags can be brought in, subject to a security search, and stored under your seat providing they do not cause an obstruction or trip hazard.
Can I bring a camera/take pictures during the World Record Attempt?
The general rule is that small personal cameras are allowed, but anything with an additional lens such as a DSLR is prohibited. Photographs taken are for personal use only and should be taken before or after the attempt.
Is parking available?
Car parking will be available for blue badge holders who have booked and notified us in advance only, no other car parking will be available.
Will refreshments be available?
No refreshments will be available for sale during the event, however you are permitted to bring in a small non-glass bottle with you.
Any participants are encouraged to contact our Health & Wellbeing Team with any questions, requests or feedback. Our team are on hand to assist with all enquiries and to ensure participants are fully supported. You can contact our team by phone +44 (0) 2380 718605 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org