Fitness Enthusiasts Attempt World Record

Fitness enthusiasts in 11 countries, an estimated 10-thousand participants, attempted the largest simultaneous group workout today at noon.

Roughly 50 participated at the Carl Junction Intermediate School — doing yoga, Zumba, and other activities.

But the event wasn’t just about fitness.

Every participant triggered a 30-meal donation to children’s charities — which includes 6 different area groups.

Organizers say the meals are meant to promote nutrition, while the workout itself is to push people towards a more active lifestyle.

Officials say there were about 10 different locations in the four states that participated — including workouts in Joplin and Carthage.

Local recipients for kids meals here include:

Joplin Family Y

Joplin Boys and Girls Club

Carthage Crisis Center

Oswego Food Bank

Watered Gardens and the

Carl Junction Backpack Program