A 64-YEAR-OLD has broken the record for the number of kettlebell swings completed in a month.

Jack Gilchrist undertook the 10,000 kettlebell swings in a month in last year November, but he enjoyed it so much he decided to keep going.

The challenge has never seen anyone do as many swings as Mr Gilchrist has done, which is currently at 76,950 with a goal of reaching 100,000 by June.

He averages around 450 swings a day but excludes other kettlebell exercises he does as part of his hour-long workouts.

He said: "When I finished after the month, I just thought I could do it for longer.

"I love challenges. In the first lockdown I joined a challenge to walk 800 miles and when I spoke to the man who set the challenge, he said nobody has even come close to me."

Along with a view to complete his challenge on June 6 in a public place, Mr Gilchrist will be releasing his new seminar Brand New World, aimed at helping people in both their physical and mental life.

He said: "I wrote it for the procrastinators who are sat down and doing nothing in their life to improve it.

"I spent 20 years in care work and saw end of life patients and there was a tremendous amount of people who had wasted their lives.

"One of my biggest worries is the kids of today because they are being fed rubbish, so we have diseases like obesity and diabetes on the rise.

The fitness-obsessed 64-year-old got into exercise and health when he was just 14, as his parents’ unhealthy lifestyles led him to want to carve out a different path for himself.

He said: "My parents were extremely unhealthy, and I could see what was going on, so I started running.

"I only did around two miles but as the years went on, I got into boxing and all kinds of sports like crossfit and swimming.

"I came sixth in the UK rowing marathon and all of this has been a huge impact on me.”

The fitness guru not only wants to focus on health and fitness but in everyday life along with mental health and relationships in his seminar.

He worked various jobs over the years such as a hairdresser, club DJ, a steelworker and even a printer before settling on working in complex care at the age of 40.

Still working now, Mr Gilchrist, of Chorley, loves his job and will only leave once his seminar takes off.