Guinness World Record hula hoop attempt all in a day’s work for Bree Kirk-Burnnand

Hoop-la: Bree Kirk-Burnnand is attempting to break the Guinness world record for number of hoops spun simultaneously.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d446074
Hoop-la: Bree Kirk-Burnnand is attempting to break the Guinness world record for number of hoops spun simultaneously. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d446074

On Thursday at Central Park in Perth�s CBD, Ms Kirk-Burnnand will attempt to break the current Guinness World Record of spinning more than 162 hula-hoops simultaneously for at least three rotations.

�I think I�m going to be really nervous � I�m going to be petrified,� she said. �It�s always been a record that I have had in the back of my mind, but only in the last six months did I think I could actually do it.�

The Happy Healthy Hoops founder is already no stranger to world records, having already broken the record for most number of hoops spun by a group while touring with 10 fellow hoopers.

For this challenge, Ms Kirk-Burnnand said she was building muscle in the gym to spin at least 20kg of hoops around her body.

�I have blisters on my hands from lifting weights, which are awful,� she said. �Even though 20kg doesn�t sound like much, the way you have to lift and throw them is quite hard.�

After taking a hooping fitness class �on a whim� three years ago, Ms Kirk-Burnnand said it had quickly changed her life.

�It was the most fun I had ever had while keeping fit and I was instantly hooked,� she said.

�People are starting to be more open minded about doing things that are fun and also build fitness. It does burn a huge number of calories, but its not that high intensity, it is more accessible.�

HOOPING RECORD ATTEMPT

WHAT: Bree Kirk-Burnnand will attempt to break the Guinness World Record by hooping more than 162 hoops at once.

WHEN: November 12 from 8am

WHERE: Central Park, Perth CBD

WEB: www.happyhealthyhoops.com