Five Seasons group exercise director breaks own Guinness World Record

BURR RIDGE — George Hood of Aurora shattered his previous abdominal plank record Saturday in Newport, Ky., by more than double his previous mark.

The old Guinness World Record – which he established in December 2011 at 1 hour, 20 minutes, 5.01 seconds – was more than doubled Saturday when Hood set a new record at 3 hours, 7 minutes and 15 seconds.

A Guinness World Record official was on hand to observe the attempt and certified the new record.

The 55-year-old group exercise director at Five Seasons Family Sports Club in Burr Ridge set the record as part of an American Heart Association fundraiser called HeartChase.