RTÉ 2fm’s Breakfast with Hector hosted the biggest simultaneous Aerobicathon live on air with The Gym’s Richie Clifford yesterday morning.

A large crowd of about 600 listeners, Hector’s ‘Soldiers of the Dawn’, turned up at The University Arena Sport's Hall in University of Limerick for the hour-long simultaneous exercise session.

Speaking about the event, Ó hEochagáin said: "What better time to get up and get fit than first thing in the morning. I'm delighted to...[have led] Ireland's Biggest Simultaneous Aerobics Class live on 2fm.

"Exercise is a great way to get the nation moving and to get all my soldiers of the dawn pumped and ready for the day ahead.

"When I met Richie Clifford a few months ago, he had such energy and enthusiasm for aerobics I knew the show had to get the people of Ireland involved."

"Seeing hundreds of people in University of Limerick, working out together and hearing from gym's around the country doing the same, has been a great start to my day."

Clifford and his daughter Joanna put the crowd through their paces live on 2fm, while Ó hEochagáin mindled with the crowd and DJ JJ Hartigan pumped out the tunes.

Members of the Six Nations winning Irish women's rugby team, players from Limerick FC, Mayor of Limerick Gerry McLoughlin and Paralympic Rower Shane Ryan also took part.

During the broadcast Breakfast with Hector received texts from gyms who were taking part around the country.

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