Help Warwick break a world record

WIRAC staff Sam Scotney, Brooke Price and Deanna Kelly are ready for the challenge. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

By Jess Baker

The Warwick Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Centre has announced an exciting new event for this year’s Jumpers and Jazz in July festival.

For the first time ever, Warwick will attempt to break the world record for the most people participating in a ‘jazzercise’ class.

Southern Downs councillor Andrew Gale, the brains behind the challenge, said it would be a great opportunity for the community to come together.

“Just when you thought the festival that yarn bombs trees (and) ‘jazzes up’ Warwick couldn’t get any quirkier,” he said.

“We’ve added another event to (the) award-winning festival to celebrate breaking free from the grip of Covid and give anyone who attends the opportunity to be a world record holder.”

To beat the current world record, Jumpers and Jazz in July’s Bette Bonney said Warwick will need more than 528 people to participate in a low-intensity, 30-minute jazzercise class.

Cr Gale said any person who can walk – or who can stand in the mosh pit of an Ed Sheeran concert – for half an hour would “well and truly” be able to participate in the challenge.

“Many of us can only ever dream of being champions, let alone record holders,” Cr Gale said.

“But when we join together, as a group, as a community, we can achieve anything.

“Together, we can be record holders.”

The event is free, but bookings are essential. Register online at to participate in the ‘Jazz n Champions in the Park Spectacular’ on Saturday 17 July at 9am in Leslie Park.