Puma makes 1623 women hold the abdominal plank for 60 seconds at event

Puma, along with 1623 women broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of people holding the abdominal plank for 60 seconds attempted by women at the Jio Garden in Mumbai as part of their ‘DoYou’ Campaign.


The event was a culmination of Puma’s Do You campaign which was kick-started by RJ Malishka and VJ Shibani Dandekar, who charged up the participants with their infectious energy and helped them practice the abdominal plank and build their core strength. There was also a fun-filled Zumba session with international Zumba education specialist Sucheta Pal. Popular band The Other People kept the women at the venue grooving to their foot tapping numbers.

The event was led by several women achievers, across various fields including Puma training expert, Jacqueline Fernandez, Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik, actor Kalchi Koechlin, singer Anushka Manchanda and Everest twins Tashi & Nungsi Mallik. There were many other influencers present at the event, who also held the abdominal plank for 60 seconds while attempting the record.

It was definitely a sight to behold as women from different walks of life came together and broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of women to hold the abdominal plank for 60 seconds at Jio Gardens, BKC, as a part of Puma’s India leg of their Do You Campaign!

On 11th October’16, on the occasion of International Girl Child Day, Puma had launched DO YOU – a movement with women at the core of it. Launched internationally last month, the campaign aimed to inspire confidence in women across the Globe to do what they want to do. “#DOYOU” is all about expressing your core strength that stems from your inherent beliefs and individuality. Through this campaign Puma encouraged women to follow their instincts and find their best self, to DO YOU and be who YOU are, unapologetically.

The rebellious model and actress Cara Delevingne helmed the movement globally; Puma India has fitness addict Jacqueline Fernandez, avid marathoner Lisa Haydon, Olympic wrestling maven Sakshi Malik, and a host of other women achievers lending their voices and their stories for the Indian leg of the campaign. Some of the other incredible women involved have been, the Everest sisters Tashi and Nungshi Malik, musician Anushka Manchanda, international Zumba education specialist Sucheta Pal, supermodel Ujwalla Raut, actress Kalki Koechlin, fitness and nutrition specialist Nidhi Kamal Mohan, and professional golfer Sharmila Nicollet.

Talking about Do You, Abhishek Ganguly, MD, Puma India said, “As a brand we have a strong focus in the women's category. With DO YOU we wanted to provide women a platform to express their individuality and demonstrate their inner strength. We are extremely thrilled to see the campaign succeed and snowball into a massive movement. What's extremely encouraging has been that we could bring together women from all walks of life and the girl next door could relate to the movement. Breaking the Guinness World Record has been an icing in the cake by giving women a feeling of community achievement. We hope this inspires women to always believe in themselves, work on their core strength and to live the philosophy of Do You.”

Speaking about the event and Puma’s Do You Campaign, Nisha Narayanan, COO, 93.5 RED said, “At RED FM we have always believed in doing things which are different and have a potential of bringing about a change or creating a movement. At the brand level both PUMA and RED FM see synergies is their approach. We feel privileged to have been part of such a mammoth movement which led to breaking the Guinness Book of World Records! Kudos to PUMA to have initiated an incredible campaign like DO YOU that inspires all women to be fearless, find their core strength and to unabashedly be who they are, to do you!”

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