Record of sup­port

Canning Times - - NEWS - D484825

A GOS­NELLS per­sonal trainer is the new Guin­ness World Record holder for do­ing the ex­er­cise gym­go­ers love to hate. Levi Kis­sick Ponga last month smashed the record for the most chest-to-ground burpees in one minute to raise money for can­cer re­search ahead of Daf­fodil Day this Fri­day.

Mr Ponga said it was a cause close to his heart af­ter watch­ing his older brother Cory go through prostate can­cer treat­ment and los­ing fam­ily mem­bers to the dis­ease, in­clud­ing his grand­fa­ther.

“As I was do­ing it, I was telling my­self that the pain is noth­ing like what can­cer pa­tients go through,” he said.

The fa­ther-of-two man­aged 34 chest-to-ground burpees in just 60 sec­onds – beat­ing the pre­vi­ous record by four – in front of a crowd of more than 70 sup­port­ers at Plus Fit­ness Wat­tle Grove.

To do­nate, visit doit­for­­ers/burpeesfor­cancer or get in­volved with Daf­fodil Day by vis­it­ing daf­fodil­ or call­ing 1300 65 65 85.

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