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Guinness World Record holder to visit border city

A world-renowned athlete and Guinness World Record holder is coming to Lloydminster.

31-year-old, Ryan Moody holds 6 world records, including the highest standing box jump and the highest leap onto a platform, both of which were over 6-feet. He’s also the only documented human to jump more than their height.

Moody will be in the border city at the beginning of September for 2 training sessions at a local gym, what he calls “explosive seminars.” Part-owner at Progressive Fitness where the sessions will be held, Audrey Hockley, says the announcement has already attracted a number of people, even participants willing to travel for Moody’s seminars.

“He’s kind of a famous guy in some way, and for us to get him in the community, it’s pretty good. He’s such a well-known person in the sports world and he’s so beneficial to so many sports people. We’ve put it out to Chris King at the College, and all the different gyms here in the area, and we’ve got guys coming from Saskatoon, and some from Martinsville, and Edmonton.”

Approximately 14 people have already registered. Hockley says 20 is ideal, per session, and 25-30 participants is the maximum per session.

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Hockley says that General Manager and Head Coach for the Lloydminster Bobcats, Travis Clayton, also expressed interesting the programs for the players. So participants may be joined by some of the ‘Cats.

Moody runs a gym in Arizona where Hockley and her husband spend the winter. He runs a gym there that the Hockleys attend and through that connection, they were able to bring him into Lloydminster, which will be Moody’s first ever trip to the Great White North, though he’s traveled to 19 other countries for his seminars.

“I guess anybody to do with fitness… It’s all to do with explosiveness, you know, how to get more out of your body… the course, it’ll be good for coaches, it’ll be good for athletes, and just people in general, just to kind of take your body to that next step or overcome something… I know two weeks ago, he was at a conference. He was giving a speech to breast cancer people. So it’s all about just positive thoughts, and sports-related mostly, but he also kind of puts a kick into it like positive energy type things too,” says Hockley, encouraging anybody and everybody to sign up and try it out, as it’s about more than just training and sport.

The sessions will take place September 9 and 10, and then Moody will do a single session in Grande Prairie on September 17. The sessions are $40.00 each, for 3 hours. Contact Audrey Hockley at Progressive Fitness for more details or to sign up.

Click the following link to Ryan Moody’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thexwod/?ref=hl

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