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
"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
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.
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 email@example.com
with your team’s details to go into the draw.