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Palmetto Health, USC to attempt World Record Zumbathon

In celebration of Heart Month, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital, in partnership with the University of South Carolina, is hosting a Zumbathon to break the record for the world’s largest Zumba demonstration class.

The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., at the Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center, 1000 Blossom Street. The goal is to get 1,200 people to simultaneously participate in Zumba, a popular Latin-inspired, dance-fitness program, for 30 minutes.

The event is free. The only requirements are that participants sign an event waiver and wear a red shirt; for those that don’t have one or don’t bring one to the event, red T-shirts will be on sale for $10. Donations will be accepted for patient services at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital.

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

For more information or to request an event waiver, visit or call 803-296-2273.

Posted: 02/15/11 @ 12:25 PM | Updated: 02/15/11 @ 12:34 PM | Permalink


  • What: Attempt to break world record for largest Zumba demonstration class
  • Who: Palmetto Health Heart Hospital and USC, partners
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 19, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center



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