Harlow Star | Harlow woman who founded ((BOUNCE)) organises trampoline world record

The founder of a Harlow fitness group was behind a world record breaking event for the number of people simultaneously bouncing on mini trampolines.

Kimberlee Perry, 33, of Church Langley, Harlow, organised 405 people to take part in a ((BOUNCE)) class at the Fitness Fiesta in Camber Sands on the Sussex Coast earlier this month.

The event smashed the previous record of 324 people using the mini-trampolines, which are called trampettes.

The event was not verified as an official Guinness World Record but stands as the largest event of its kind ever held.

Mrs Perry said: "Aiming to beat the world record initially meant we'd get the opportunity to showcase on a large scale how at ((BOUNCE)) we make fitness fun, which is our primary goal.

"However on the day, it became evident the event was more about the spirit of teamwork, because working together to break a world record on that kind of scale meant we needed every single person fully invested in helping each other."

Mrs Perry founded the Harlow group at Paringdon Sports Centre, where it still meets, with just eight trampettes before ((BOUNCE)) expanded to more than 70 venues nationwide.

She continued: "From the amazing crew that got our 420 trampolines there, to our instructors who came from all over the UK to help, plus every single person bouncing around.

"There is nothing more rewarding than knowing that to achieve great things, you just have to support each other. I'm most proud of ((BOUNCE)) for that."

Read more at The Harlow Star.