SHOW LOW — Local life coach and personal trainer Ezra Borrego is looking to break a world record during the Show Low Fourth of July parade this year.
And he wants to do it on his one-of-a-kind float.
Armed with his ab-wheel device, Borrego will try to complete 1,000 reps on the moving float to raise money for his C.O.R.E Values Club (Concentrating on Eternal Values), a group for all ages that perform various recreational activities while implementing and demonstrating Christian values in its members, much like the YMCA.
“Working in hospice, a lot of people have regrets about not upholding their body,” said Borrego, a part-time chaplain and life coach. “I just want the club to center around having safe activities on the mountain and drawing people together.”
With Summit Healthcare and Eagledancer Youth and Family Services already on board as sponsors, Borrego will earn one penny per a rep on the ab-wheel. Hoping to raise more than $4,500 for both C.O.R.E and Camp S.O.A.R, a camp for kids experiencing grief, the athlete is encouraging more sponsors to join the cause.
For those who become involved in the camp, they will join others in community events and individual groups led by knowledgeable ambassadors such as pickle ball, corn hole, hiking, racket ball, jogging, kayaking, mountain biking, disc golf and table tennis.
Being a former firefighter, fitness trainer and Autism Foundation board member, among many other titles, Borrego has a history of community involvement and has trained for this record for months on end.
“It’s all about priorities and what we focus on in our lives,” he said. “That’s what I want to share with these kids up here.”
To those who are interested in joining, becoming an ambassador, or sponsoring him, there will be a town meeting at 6 p.m. July 1 at the Hampton Inn.
For more information or to share words of encouragement, contact Ezra at email@example.com.