Pinoys eye world record for largest aerobics class

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 08 2012 02:16 PM | Updated as of Feb 09 2012 01:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- A non-government organization aims to gather 50,000 children for what may be the world's largest single aerobics class.

The Ang Batang Pinoy Movement will hold its "Jam Step" aerobic dance session on Sunday, February 12, at the Old Bacolod Airport in Bacolod City.

Former beauty queen Jewel May Lobaton-Pimentel, chairperson of the Ang Batang Pinoy Movement, said they are expecting to beat the current Guinness World Record which stands at 13,000 participants.

"More or less 50,000 children will dance a single aerobic exercise. We are trying to beat the 13,000 record," Lobaton-Pimentel said in an interview on "[email protected]" on Wednesday.

"I hope that everyone will come to Bacolod and be with us in the history that we are making," she added.

Lobaton-Pimentel said the Ang Batang Pinoy Movement aims to promote a fit and healthy lifestyle among Filipino children, primarily through feeding programs and aerobics classes such as the Jam Step.

This as more children have poor dietary habits and lead a sedentary lifestyle.

"We have to go back to the basics," she explained, noting that today's kids are more interested to play with gadgets than to go outdoors.

"We want our children to go out, to keep them fit through a fun exercise," she added.

For more details about the event, visit www.angbatangpinoy.com.