Steven Herrera, a.k.a. “Trainer Steve,” was live on his social media channels for the entire challenge.
The attempt was to swing 40,000+ kilograms with kettle bells in one hour.
That’s over 88,000 pounds, or about the equal weight of ten hippos combined.
He said he did it to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.
Steve said he witnessed his grandmother have a stroke as a result of her diabetes.
“It destroyed my eco-system and it wasn’t easy for my family either,” Herrera said. “One in three people have pre-diabetes. It’s a very serious disorder and we should be talking about diabetes as though it’s the Coronavirus, but we’re not so I am and that’s why I’m here attempting to raise funds,” he added.
Steve posted on his Instagram page saying they met the fundraising goal of $500.
NBC5 News reporter/weather forecaster Aaron Nilsson is a Southern California native, but most recently lived in Seattle. He’s also lived in Sweden and Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Scandinavian Studies. While at BYU, he covered sports for BYUtv.
Aaron is not new to the Medford/Klamath Falls market. He was a local TV journalist from 2013-2017.
Outside the station, Aaron enjoys music, traveling, sports, movies, and cooking. His favorite sport is soccer.