In the January 2011 issue of IDEA Fitness Journal, it was reported that the Washington Redskins football team set a record for the largest virtual exercise lesson for kids. That record was recently shattered by the Atlanta Falcons, who hosted a morning exercise class for 2,288 children at the Georgia Dome. According to the Falcons’ website, the event was also streamed live on the Internet so children throughout the state could participate in the half-hour workout.
“It was fun to see the kids smiling, and it’s a good thing to teach the kids that working out can be fun and it makes you feel better as a person,” said Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas. “It was a good experience.”