A 10-year-old girl has just smashed records by doing 2,100 sit-ups in 90 minutes. Kyleigh Bass, of Kansas City, Missouri, completed the intense challenge at school with her P.E teacher - beating the previous national record of 2,002 sit-ups.

The schoolgirl was raising money for Project Fit America – a not-for-profit organisation that promotes physical fitness. It works with schools in America to help create new opportunities for children to be active, fit and healthy.

Bass was encouraged after her mother, Michelle Leer-Bass, ran a half marathon.

“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,” she told Fox4KC.


She went to her school on a Saturday earlier this month with the aim of matching the 2,002 record.

But, instead, she managed to complete an impressive 2,110 sit-ups in an hour-and-a-half.

“It’s a mind thing. If you think about it, you can do it and you’ll make it,” said Bass.

Her PE teacher Bill Lentz helped her train to reach her goal - going from an initial 800 sit-ups to more than 2,000.

“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,” said Lentz.