10-Year-Old Who Set A National Record For Sit-Ups Is Our Ultimate Fitness Inspiration

A superhero in the making.

Doing sit-ups can be challenging for those who aren't quite fitness inclined, but in Kansas City, 10-year-old Kyleigh Bass wanted to push herself to the limit. 

On Saturday, the Fox Hill Elementary School student completed a jaw-dropping 2,110 sit-ups, setting a new national record for the charity organization Project Fit America that promotes kids' fitness.


Fox4KC reported that Kyleigh came to school on Saturday determined to do 2002 sit-ups, one more than Project Fit America's previous record. Her P.E. teacher, Bill Lentz, helped her train to reach that goal — but her mom was the one who kept her going when she hit a wall a third of the way through.

"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," Kyleigh said of her mom, Michelle Leer-Bass' experience. "It's a mind thing. If you think about it, you can do it and you'll make it."

Needless to say, even her teacher Lentz was impressed by her performance. He told FOx4KC:

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.