By Sam McManis
Led by First Lady Michelle Obama, a group of national fitness organizations will attend to a set a world record for "most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period" to promote National Child Heath Day on Oct. 11-12.
Sacramento will be one of the regional sites where jumping jackers will gather and perform the exercise. People are encouraged to convene at the State Capitol steps at noon on Oct. 11 for Sacramento's effort, sponsored by California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Other jumping-jack venues in California will be Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, at the Hollywood sign, Universal City in Los Angeles and the Jamba Juice corporate headquarters in Emeryville.
Organizers are soliciting requests from schools and organizations throughout California to assemble additional groups of jumping jacks participants on Oct. 11. To register, email email@example.com.
The effort also will go international, via satellite. Organizers says they've set up events in every state as well as in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Trinidad, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.
Call The Bee's Sam McManis, (916) 321-1145.