Aerobics record attempt with Mr Motivator

Richie Clifford pictured with his daughter
Richie Clifford pictured with his daughter
Richie Clifford pictured with his daughter

LIMERICK’S ‘Mr Motivator’ Richie Clifford will attempt a new record later this month for the most amount of people doing aerobics class at one time.

Up to 1000 people, including  breakfast radio presenter Hector Ó hEochagáin, are expected to sign up for an early morning hour-long fitness class at the UL Arena, which will be broadcast live on air between 8 and 9am on RTE 2FM on May 23.

The show will link up with gyms and across the country, including the Google gym in Dublin, which will simultaneously do the aerobics workout.

Richie, a grand-father of one and father of four, who teaches step classes in the arena will be joined by his wife Carmel and daughters and his 82-year-old dad Phonsie who is due to run his sixth Dublin Marathon this year.

Richie, from Garryowen, is encouraging members of the public to come on the day in a bid to smash the record.

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“It’s a unique event. Hector will be doing the show with me. We’ll be linked up with gyms all over the country but Limerick is the mothership. The event is free to anyone interested in taking part and we’ll have some Munster players there too,”he said

Hector contacted Richie after his appearance in the RTE documentary The Gym, as part of the Reality Bites series.

The fitness instructor will appear on The Tonight Show with Miriam O’Callaghan on June 22 where he will discuss motivation and fitness.

Gyms wishing to get involved can email [email protected]