Stevenson Endeavors to Set Guinness World Record for Largest Exercise Ball Class, May 6

April 20, 2015 7 AM

Stevenson University will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest exercise ball class in history on Wednesday, May 6. The class—led by M.C. McFadden, Athletics Administrative Coordinator—will be held on the Mustang Stadium field turf from 4-5 p.m.

To partake in the event, which is open to Stevenson students, faculty, staff, alumni and the surrounding community, participants are asked to make a donation of just $5 to the Wounded Warrior Project when registering.

“We wanted to give back to the community while putting on an enjoyable event for the school that allows others to have their names become part of a world record,” said senior Dan Waters, one of the organizers for Stevenson’s World Record Challenge. “It will be awesome to see what 1,000-plus exercise balls look like when they are all in one place. It will be a sea of blue. The coolest part will be being able to break a world record and doing so with friends and family at Stevenson.”

Register online by visiting Day-of registration will also be offered beginning at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Morgan Somerville at or check out the event page on Facebook here.

The current Guinness World Record for the largest exercise ball class is 353, set April 10, 2014, on NBC’s Today Show by Biggest Loser trainer Michelle Bridges. Bridges led the participants in a 30-minute class outside the studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.