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'Guinness' show to feature Fremont strongman

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:01 am

Jon and Amy Bruney of Fremont will make an appearance on truTV's “Guinness World Records Unleashed” program at 8 p.m. Jan. 30. They will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for most consecutive jumps on a bed of nails over a person.

Jon will lie on his back with a board of sharp nails placed on his chest while wife Amy will jump rope on top of it.

“Our peers think we're crazy, but they're very supportive, and occasionally travel with us, too,” Jon said.

Jon has been performing various feats of strength for over 10 years, and his main goal is to convey positive messages to school students through these activities.

The messages are symbolic of real-life occurrences. An example includes tearing phone books in half in order to represent how one action can affect the lives of many.

Jon usually prepares for these feats of strength performances by strengthening different parts of his body with rock-filled canvases and kettle bells. The weight of these items are meant to help him prepare to absorb impact for live performances.

This will mark the second time Jon has appeared on national television, as he has appeared on NBC's “The Today Show.” Jon has also been featured in “Ripley's Believe It or Not” books.

Jon is the pastor of the Zion Missionary Church in Fremont, and has written a book titled, “Neuro-Mass: The Ultimate System for Spectacular Strength,” which peaked at No. 82 on Amazon's Best-Sellers List in September. Amy is a music teacher at Fremont Elementary and has won local TV station WISE, NBC 33's award for Excellence in Education.