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Carrington College attempts to break world record

In observance of National High Blood Pressure Education Month in May, Carrington College’s 18 campuses nationwide are attempting to earn the Guinness World Record title for the mostgiven in an eight-hour period. On Thursday, May 21, Carrington College’s four Arizona campuses encourage members of the community to get their blood pressure taken by Medical Assisting program students. Testing will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and no appointments are necessary for this complimentary test.

Carrington College campuses are located at:

Carrington College Mesa Campus

1001 W. Southern Ave, Suite 130

Mesa, AZ 85210

480-586-2787

Carrington College Phoenix North Campus

8503 N. 27th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85051

602-427-0722

Carrington College Phoenix West Campus

2701 W. Bethany Home Road

Phoenix, AZ 85017

Carrington College Tucson Campus

201 N. Bonita Ave., Suite 101

Tucson, AZ 85745

520-368-3028

To break the current Guinness World Record, Carrington students will have to take more than 26,449 blood pressures nationwide in an eight-hour period.

“The American Heart Association estimates that more than 78 million people in the United States have high blood pressure, but because it is symptom-free, half don’t even know it,” said Dr. Danika Bowen, Carrington College provost/vice president of academic affairs and accreditation liaison officer. “Knowledge is power. The goal of Carrington’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt is to increase our local communities’ knowledge about their blood pressure and educate them about health risks associated with both prehypertension and hypertension.”

 

Medical Assisting students will be on hand providing blood pressure checks to all members of the community. And Carrington College staff will be available to provide information on the risks of developing high blood pressure, its associated dangers and methods to combat high blood pressure.

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CityScape Phoenix Attempts Pilates World Record

CityScape Phoenix will attempt to break the world record for biggest Pilates class with 863 participants in celebration of International Pilates Day on Saturday, May 4 with participants lining Central Avenue in Downtown Phoenix.

CityScape Phoenix, in partnership with Gold’s Gym, IMX Pilates Studio, Pilates by Fitness Solutions and Remedy, a Pilates & Massage Studio, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record. Currently standing at 862 people, CityScape plans to crush the world record that was achieved in Spain in 2009 by having 1,000 people simultaneously practicing Pilates at Patriots Square at CityScape and along Central Avenue. The class will be led by IM=X Pilates Master Trainer, Chanda Fetter, who has personally led more than 4,000 mat Pilates classes.

Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome to bring their mats and water and join in this exciting event. Arrival is encouraged at 8am with the hour class beginning at 9:30am. There will be live music, food and vendors in the park following the class from 10:30am to noon.

“It’s going to be an exciting morning in Downtown Phoenix and the record will be measured at a point during the class when everyone is participating,” said Celine Hacche, marketing director of CityScape Phoenix. “Health, wellness and bringing the community together are big priorities for us at CityScape and we’ve had great success in our free fitness classes that change on a seasonal basis.”

During the class, guests will learn proper technique, tone, strengthen and improve their body and working abs, buns and thighs. This event is free and open to the public.

Every Saturday morning since March 16, CityScape has been hosting “Pilates in the Park”, offering free Pilates classes at Patriots Square Park leading up to this world record attempt.

After participating in the world record attempt, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Hotel Palomar Phoenix is offering participants a special offer during its Punch Brunch where you will receive half off your entrée with the purchase of any breakfast cocktail.

For more information, visit www.cityscapephoenix.com/pilates or call 602-772-3900.