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June 25, 2015

Australia sets new Guinness World Record for the largest ever spin class

Australia’s largest private health insurer, Medibank, has today helped over 270 Aussies set a brand new Guinness World Record for the largest ever spin class at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, making fitness history.

Cadel Evans, Tour de France winner and Medibank Ambassador, kicked off the event live from Europe and rode along with participants from across the world in Milan. Fitness duo Base Body Babes led the high energy 45 minute class, with people of every fitness level taking part.

The energy was high as the participants enjoyed themselves, cycling to upbeat music and breaking into a sweat. The backdrop of the spectacular Sydney harbour, combined with an electric atmosphere, proved that small steps can lead to great things, and in this case, led to participants helping create a world record simply by completing a spin class.  An Official Guinness World Record adjudicator attended and confirmed the event set a record.

Commenting on the event, Cadel Evans said, “This has been an amazing achievement. Spin cycling is a great way to keep fit, active and look after your body joints. One of the fantastic things about spin cycling is the fact you can do it as a group and support each other in your workout. I’m really proud to see so many people pushing the pedals and taking part in this world first. I hope this will inspire Australians to take their first step, or pedal stroke, to better health.”

George Savvides, Medibank’s Managing Director and CEO, said, “At Medibank, we’re on a mission to help Australians to take their first step to better health and today was a fantastic testament to that. I am so proud of the achievements of all those who participated -  so many everyday Australians working together, having fun and proving that simple small steps can be taken to achieve better health.”

Base Body Babes, Felicia Oreb and Diana Johnson, worked hard to make sure everyone was motivated and having a fantastic time at the event. Felicia said, "It was great to see hundreds of people cycling in unison and having fun exercising. We had lots of experienced spinners but just as many first timers. It was definitely an experience to remember and we've made fitness history!"

Medibank’s General Manager of  Marketing & Brand, Tamalin Morton, who took part in the event, said: “It doesn’t matter what your fitness level is, all that matters is having a go at your own pace and achieving your personal health goals.  It was fantastic to see hundreds of smiling faces today, all exercising together to achieve a World Record – it really shows just how much fun being healthy can be.”

Those unable to attend the spin class could still take part, as the event was live streamed across the world via Medibank’s YouTube channel with Australians and people around the globe joining in to ride from their home, work or local gym.

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