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Palmetto Health Heart Hospital Hosts Second World Record Zumbathon®
Event is part of 29HeartDays Heart Month Celebration

After successfully breaking the world record in 2011, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital will attempt to break the world record a second time for the most people doing Zumba®. The event will be held, in celebration of Heart Month, and in partnership with the University of South Carolina, 8:30–11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 at Carolina Coliseum, corner of Blossom and Assembly Streets.

The event is free. The only requirement will be that participants sign an event waiver and wear a red shirt —one of their own or buy a T-shirt for $10. T-shirts will be available in advance. As a proud supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands, donations of physical activity items are appreciated.

In 2011, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital successfully broke the world record with 1,135 people doing Zumba®. This year they plan on breaking the current record of 2,012 people. The goal is to get 2,100 people to simultaneously participate in Zumba® for 30 minutes.

The event schedule:
8:30 a.m. Doors Open
8:30–10 a.m. Zumba® Demos
10–10:30 a.m. World Record Session (no late admittance to session)
10:30–11:30 a.m. Extra Zumba® Session

Zumba® is a Latin-influenced aerobic fitness program. Its addictive choreography is inspired by various dance styles including salsa, belly dancing, hip-hop and tango. Originally created by Colombian choreographer Alberto Perez, Zumba® started in the hope of taking the stress out of exercising and making it fun. Its appealing combination of international music and contagious dance moves has attracted a following of more than 10 million people.

There is no age limit to participate; however, childcare will not be provided and all attendees must be able to participate. The suggested age is middle school and older.

For more information or for a copy of the event waiver, visit or call 803-296-CARE (2273).

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