Dagenham Zumba dancers in Guinness world record attempt

A Zumba class in action last year at the Gascoigne Youth and Community Centre, Gascoigne Estate. Tod

A Zumba class in action last year at the Gascoigne Youth and Community Centre, Gascoigne Estate. Today's record attempt will take place at Concord House in Kemp Road, Dagenham - Credit: Archant

A Zumba class in Dagenham is joining an attempt to set the world record for the largest simultaneous work-out.

Fitness group ViSalus is attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous group workout.

The workout will take place on Saturday, January 3 from 12pm to 1pm across thousands of locations – including a Dagenham Zumba class.

Britain is one of 11 countries taking part including Germany, Spain and the US.

The campaign aims to raise awareness for children suffering from obesity and malnourishment and to promote a healthy lifestyle.

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Oluwaseun Oke, ViSalus’ Essex coordinator, is heading up the Dagenham effort.

She explained: “We’re working with local schools to help children get healthy.”

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The class, to be held at Concord House on Kemp Road in Dagenham, is free to join and participants can sample ViSalus nutrition products.

Registration will take place at 11:30am and Coordinator Oke wants as many people as possible involved.

Her message to Dagenham residents was: “Just turn up – because we need to help the children.”

For every person attending, ViSalus promises to donate 30 meals to Project 10 Kids, an initiative to malnourished children.

For more information on the project, visit worldslargestchallengeparty.com

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