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22 Apr 2013
Record-breaking Loughborough graduate celebrates success
Loughborough University graduate, Becky White, has bounced her way into the Guinness Book of World Records.
As part of the celebrations to mark the Olympic Torch’s journey through the University campus last summer, Becky – founder of onesixeight:fitness – masterminded an attempt on the world record for the most people bouncing simultaneously on mini trampolines.
On 3 July 2012, 302 University staff and students joined Becky to bounce for six minutes – and are now world record holders.
Becky says: “I am so proud that we set a world record. It was a fun event to manage and I was really pleased that so many people came along to take part. The sight of more than 300 people bouncing in the centre of campus was amazing. A big thank you – and congratulations – to everyone!”
Becky has much to be proud of.
By the start of the London 2012 Olympics, she had exceeded the target she had set herself two years earlier – when launching onesixeitght:fitness – of helping over 10,000 people improve their health and well-being through exercise and healthy eating.
Her success was recognised in November 2012, when onesixeight:fitness was named Small Business of the Year by Oak FM’s Pride of Loughborough Awards sponsored by East Midlands Airport in 2012.
Becky is also one of eight Loughborough graduates to feature in a multimedia campaign, celebrating graduate enterprise. These Inspiring Graduates have all established thriving businesses despite the continued economic downturn.
Her hard work and achievements have also secured her a place amongst the finalists of the University’s annual Enterprise Awards – the winners of which will be announced on 24 April.
Professor Steve Rothberg, Pro Vice Chancellor for Enterprise at Loughborough University says: “We are very proud of all our graduate entrepreneurs and delighted for Becky on securing a place in the Guinness Book of Records. We watch her progress eagerly and wish her every success for the future.”
Notes for editors
Article reference number: PR 13/62
- Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.
It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the Best Student Experience in England every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.
It is a member of the 1994 Group of 11 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.
- onesixeight: fitness offers personal training – both one-to-one and online – nutrition advice, health and fitness MOTs, and exercise classes as well as beginners’ running sessions.
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