Kayla Itsines Led the Largest Group of Squatters to a Guinness World Record

Devon Kelley
Assistant Beauty Editor
Yahoo Beauty
Photo: Instagram/Kayla Itsines
Photo: Instagram/Kayla Itsines

Kayla Itsines is the world’s most popular personal trainer, and now she can add another world record to her résumé — five more, actually. On Thursday, the Bikini Body Guide creator invited her squad, also known as #KaylasArmy, to join her in Melbourne, Australia, for a free mass training session, Sweat With Kayla Bootcamp. Of Kayla’s 5.8 million Instagram followers, 2,217 women took part in a grand-scale fitness class with the goal of earning a Guinness world record.


Itsines and her army of women won individual world records for five group feats: most people performing squats, star jumps, lunges, sit-ups, and running in place.


Kayla was on a mission to make these world records happen. The Guinness team receives over 1,000 applications for world record attempts weekly, but only 5 to 8 percent are recognized by the organization, CNN reports.


The record attempt was performed on the official Guinness World Records Day, an annual event that guarantees winners’ placement in the following year’s world record book. Other records awarded on Thursday thus far include the world’s shortest married couple (standing at a collective 71.42 inches), most chest-to-ground burpees (920) by a woman in one hour, and youngest female with a full beard, awarded to Harnaam Kaur.

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