Many people took part in the world's largest simultaneous group workout at Chestnut Ridge Church in Morgantown on Saturday.
For this event, more than 100 participants did Zumba as their workout. It was one of more than 2,000 workouts that were held at the exact time of day on Jan. 3, all around the world. This world record attempt was being set by the company, Visalus.
"We are a health challenge company that challenges people to lose ten pounds at a time. Every time they lose ten pounds, it is documented and that is sent into the company and the company will donate a bag of shake for each ten pounds that are lost. Today, everybody just had to sign up, be here and we are able to donate one bag per person," said Dirk Mercer, Visalus representative.
At the event they were able to donate bags of the shake consisting of 4,140 meals to kids in the area. The meals are donated to help kids overcome diabetes and obesity. Nearly 1,000 meals have been donated in the past year by Brian Colebank and his team since he took on his journey on Feb 7. To this date, he has lost a total of 164 pounds and has made a remarkable transformation.
"The owners of the company did a video and he says the reason a lot of people have success is because they find their reason why they do what they're doing and they think of that every time they want to quit," said Brian Colebank, Visalus Representative.
Colebank said his inspiration is his family.
"I had my beautiful wife Misty, my two sons, that are now, six and one. Those are the reasons I keep going with this. I want to be around for them, I want to be a grandfather one day. If I don't lose the weight, I wasn't going to be around for them. Any time I think about alright I don't want to go work out, or I want to eat that McDonald's Big Mac, I think about them and it stops me in my tracks," Colebank said
To find out more about Visalus you can contact Brian Colebank through Facebook.