Oswego, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2013
Two minutes is all it took Bob Natoli to step up and crush two Guinness Strength and Fitness World Records during his quest to raise awareness of, and to help stamp out, childhood cancer.
Inspired by Julian Ross, a seven year-old fighting Stage IV Neuroblastoma, Bob Natoli an entrepreneur, author, and fitness enthusiast, broke his 7th and 8th Guinness World Records dedicated to helping the Ross’s and other families ravaged by childhood cancer and a bad economy.
“I know kids like Julian are fighting hard every day trying to beat their cancer,” said Bob adding,” Breaking records is an example of what can be done when someone has a True Vision for Success (which is the title of his book).”
Bob’s latest Guinness World Records are; “The Most Step-ups in One Minute with a 40-lb Pack (52),” and “The Most Step-ups in One Minute with a 60-lb Pack (47),” consecutively crushing both previous records held by the UK’s Paddy Doyle (by 11 and 12 steps respectively).
After already breaking the 40-lb Pack World Record and while waiting to catch his breath during the brief intermission, Bob personally opened a number of fresh, refrigerated coconuts, joking with attendees as he personally poured them each fresh coconut water.
Watching on the video feed from his hospital room in PA, Julian pronounced Bob to be his “Superman” because “Bob can open coconuts with his bare hands!” Although the coconut opening wasn’t miraculous (a small knife was actually used by Bob), Bob’s lifetime of health and fitness advocacy does qualify him as a “super” man. It also provided Bob an impromptu opportunity for an audience coaching session in health and the restorative benefits of coconut water before strapping on a 60-lb pack, after which he easily broke his second World Record within the hour by another large margin.
After breaking his second Guinness World Record Bob presented Julian’s mother, Kristi Ross, a $9,900 check for Julian based on his commitment to donate $100 per step for both records. Bob also made an additional commitment that he’d continue breaking records for the cause as long as he was able in an effort to help Julian, Julian’s “Joust” (http://www.juliansjoust.com) and to help other kids battle their own cancer.