Italian TV show, ‘Lo Show dei Record’ is becoming a regular resting place for Bedford’s world record breaker extraordinaire, Alex Goulding as the exercise and mental health campaigner gained his twelfth Guinness World Record on the show in February.
Alex has earnt a plethora of world records in the past 18 months; all twelve coming in the field of fitness and exercise but not everyone gets the opportunity to do it on live TV, where Goulding managed to break the record for, ‘Most consecutive double high five push ups’.
This was completed alongside American, Jimmy Choi on ‘Lo Show dei Record’ after just two days of practice time between the pair but they have both set the new world record, which stands at 50.
Other world records that Alex hold include, ‘The quickest time to climb ten levels via plyometric push-up’ and ‘The most side jump push ups in one minute’, which currently stands at 61.
Alex has become a staple in the Bedford community for promoting his activities that have included free public workouts to mark World Mental Health Day in October and posted one of his world records in aid of Bedford Hospital Charity and Friends.
Goulding also hosted an event at his old school, Mark Rutherford Upper, to help spread the message of exercise amongst current pupils, and is right in saying that exercise and mental health are inextricably linked.
With the help of TEN Fitness and Samson’s Academy, Alex has captured the imagination of many of his peers; one of whom is world-renowned music star, Tom Grennan who is a regular partner at the gym with Alex.
“I’m very very proud of Alex and his achievements, the boy doesn’t stop working on himself and helping others achieve what they set out to do”, said Tom.
“I’m loving seeing his success with good people winning! Love the boy and lucky to call him a friend”.
What does the future hold?
Hopefully, more world records!
Alex is attempting to beat one of his own world records at the Guinness World Records headquarters in London and a trip to Iceland is also on the cards to help the company with their new studio.
Closer to home, Goulding also hopes to work with local schools to help with behaviour intervention and how exercise can help change lives for the better alongside his work for one of Bedford’s mental health charities.
There are also upcoming suicide awareness workouts with Ten Fitness and Samson’s Academy so life is very much in the fast lane for Goulding who is of course eyeing up more Guinness World Records in the future.