Record of support
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 doitforcancer.com.au/fundraisers/burpeesforcancer or get involved with Daffodil Day by visiting daffodilday.com.au or calling 1300 65 65 85.