Stevenson University Sets Guinness World Record for Largest Exercise Ball Class

May 7, 2015 7 AM

With approximately 390 participants, Stevenson University set the Guinness World Record for the largest exercise ball class Wednesday, May 6, at Mustang Stadium. The class—led by M.C. McFadden, Athletics Administrative Coordinator—spanned a little more than 30 minutes and took up nearly the entire football field.

Proceeds from the event, which totaled nearly $2,400 will be split between the Wounded Warrior Project and Wishes for Warriors.

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

“This achievement is a perfect example of the sense of community at Stevenson—students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University came together for a common goal,” said Morgan Somerville, Director of Student Engagement and one of the event’s organizers. “Together we not only etched our spot in history, but we also had a lot of fun and supported veterans. It was a beautiful day to have fun, workout, and share our Mustang pride.”

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.

Topics: Community Wellness