KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City teen set out to push herself to her absolute physical limit, and that’s exactly what she did.
2,110 sit-ups. That’s how many Kyleigh Bass did to break the national Project Fit America record.
It was no easy task. A third of the way there, Kyleigh hit a wall and said she nearly threw up. The 10-year-old said it was her mom, Michelle Leer-Bass, who helped her succeed.
“Since she just ran her first half, she was hurting at mile 10 but she pushed through it and she finished. So that inspired me,” she said.
On Saturday, she showed up at Foxhill Elementary with a goal of completing 2002 sit-ups, just on more sit-up than the current record set at Project Fit America. It’s a nonprofit organization that encourages fitness across the states.
“It’s a mind thing. If you think about it, you can do it and you’ll make it,” Kyleigh said.
Kyleigh was already on the board with 800 sit-ups but she wanted to be at the very top. So P.E teacher, Bill Lentz, helped train her to reach that goal.
“I like to think I am an active person, but I’m inspired. She’s my hero and hopefully I can work out half as hard as she does,” said Lentz.
One and a half hours later, Kyleigh set a new national record of 2,110 sit ups.