The women broke the world record for the largest pilates demonstration/class, previously held by 862 women in Madrid in 2009.
The record was broken at the Denizli Municipality’s Traditional Sports Games Complex.Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Denizli deputies Nihat Zeybekçi and Nurcan Dalbudak and Denizli Mayor Osman Zolan were among those who witnessed the women breaking the world record.
Following the required verification by Guinness official Annabel Lawday and her team, the women did pilates for 45 minutes under the leadership of practitioner Aysel Akman.
Mayor Zolan said Denizli had witnessed a historic day, adding that he doesn’t think the record broken by the Denizli women will be challenged in the next 50 years.
“For women who would like to lose weight by doing exercise, we have opened pilates and aerobics courses in different parts of the province. Eight thousand women are doing pilates. … The women of Denizli are writing history today. Our goal is to integrate sports into our lives,” he said.
Following the activity, Guinness’ Lawday submitted a document to Zolan that shows that the women had set a new world record.