INDEPENDENT NEWS

World’s Biggest Boot Camp

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 11:49 AM
Thousands of Aucklanders are set to flock to Eden Park on Sunday morning for the World's Biggest Bootcamp - an event raising awareness about New Zealand's obesity epidemic.
Held on Eden Park's famous playing surface, the event will feature a world record attempt for the most people simultaneously performing a squat exercise.
Host David Letele - aka the Brown Buttabean - said interest in the bootcamp had been high and he was expecting a large turnout.
"Everyone is taking about it - we've had 30 groups of 20 people enter the competition to win a corporate box at Blues alone - so that's a pretty good indication we're going to get a really good turnout," Letele said.
The stadium will be open from 10.00am on Sunday, with entrance via Gate E.
"We've got a great band playing on the concourse, a DJ on the pitch, coffee carts and Mai FM's road crew are coming along, so there'll be heaps going on," Letele said.
"It's going to be epic."
Following a Konga warmup on the pitch, the bootcamp itself begins at 11.00am, with the world record attempt set for 11.30am.
A non-profit event delivered by the Just Move Charitable Trust, the World’s Biggest Boot Camp is supported by Nutribullet, SKYCITY, thl, DSM and Eden Park.
Notes for media: media wishing to cover the event should contact Steve Deane to arrange access via the event staff entrance.
Steve@smashnz.com
Ph: +64 21 975 150
About David Letele
David Letele is living, breathing proof that obesity can be overcome – and an inspiration to thousands of Kiwis.
Once weighing in at 210 kilograms, Letele now weighs less than half of that. He achieved his transformation purely through hard work and dedication to his goal of turning his life around. He now works tirelessly to motivate others dealing with the challenges of obesity. His private facebook group has over 11,000 members, many of whom have achieved life-changing levels of weight loss and improved cardiovascular fitness.
David is currently working with social service providers and funders across Auckland to deliver his highly effective pilot programme to improve the health outcomes for morbidly obese people in South Auckland.
BBM’s leadership team deliver free bootcamps across Auckland almost every day of the week, providing inspiration and support to thousands of Kiwis.
Support for the World’s Biggest Boot Camp
Keven Mealamu, Former Blues and All Blacks hooker
Dave has been such an inspiration to our wider community, leading not only through his personal experience but also his help and energy to help others through their journeys and making positive impacts to people from all walks of life.
Duncan Garner, broadcaster
Don't miss the biggest boot camp on earth. Honestly, once you've been to see Dave at one of his bootcamps you'll struggle to stay away... full throttle energy, no one is left behind; your mind, body and soul will be turned upside down, in the best way possible. See you there.'
Ruben Wiki, former Kiwis captain
I have followed Dave for a while now and what his journey has entailed from Rock Bottom to one of the Most influential people in our community. What he has done for our everyday people has been amazing, whether it be advice on health and well-being, nutritional tips and someone to listen to. The initiative he is putting forward is amazing and I support this awesome concept.
Monty Betham, former Warriors captain and pro boxer
The most impressive thing about Dave is his consistency. He stays consistent in himself and provides a truly impressive example for others. The World’s Biggest Boot Camp is a great way for Dave to reach people who will benefit from hearing inspiring and uplifting message.
About the World’s Biggest Boot Camp
Where: Eden Park
When: Sunday, February 24, gates open at 10.00am for an 11.00am start
Who: Up to 20,000 Kiwis on the Eden Park pitch
What: A free ‘boot camp’ exercise set feature a world record attempt for most people performing a simultaneous frog squat.
How to be a part of it: Visit www.facebook.com/brownbuttabean/ click on the event page and confirm your attendance - or simply turn up on the day. It’s as easy as that.
Be in to win: register a group of 20 or more and be in to win a corporate box at a Blues game hosted by Keven Mealamu. Email worldsbiggestbootcamp@gmail.com with your team’s details to go into the draw.
ends

Next in Lifestyle

The 10th annual Taite Music Prize announced
By: Taite Music Prize
Gifted editor and publisher to receive honorary doctorate
By: University of Canterbury
'Charlie Parker With Strings' - Live!
By: Howard Davis
Canterbury earthquakes and mental health – Expert Reaction
By: Science Media Centre
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media