The Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge held its sixth Challenge event at Greater Fall River Re-Creation on February 1, 2014. "We're still getting huge crowds after almost a month of Challenges'" remarked Fitness Challenge coordinator Brittany Bertone who oversaw the event and handed out tickets for the prize drawing that followed the event. Kristen McAvoie, Nicole Aftsomer and Shaun Pacheco of All Generations Fitness led the hour-long event with Dawn Britland and Kim Marranda. Southcoast Hospital Dietitian Amanda Raposo and Dr. David Weed followed the work-out with a half-hour talk on low-carb diets. Sponsored by Greater Fall River Re-creation, Partners for a Healthier Community, Saint Anne's Hospital, Southcoast Hospitals, the Challenge includes programs provided by All Generations Fitness, the Diabetes Association, Inc., Fitness Fusion, FitWorks, General Fitness. Greater Fall River Re-creation, Striking Beauties, TKO Fitness, Wiggle Kids, and the Fall River YMCA. The Challenge offers low cost opportunities for those who live, work or attend school in the Greater Fall River Area. Click here for a  12-minute video of the event. Click here for photos of the fourth event. Call Annemarie at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to


(Top row) All Generations Fitness (AGF) Leader Kristen McAvoie and Partners Challenge Coordinator Brittany Bertone get the crowd into a warm-up walk before Nicole Aftsomer gets them into the first exercise routine. (Row two) Jessica Elias, left, and Alison Ashley, right, enjoy the workout as AGV's leader Shaun Pacheco prepares to do some floor work. (Row four, left) Cheryl Bailey and Sabrina Sousa keep up with the moves. (Row four, center and right) AGF leaders Dawn Britland and Kim Marranda clap in time with the music as Natalie Courenco and Cheryl Bender follow along. (Bottom row) Brittany gives Diane Boutin the tee-shirt she won in the raffle before Terry Greenwood, center, heads out and Southcoast Hospital Dietitian Amanda Raposo leads a low-carb session in the second floor classroom.

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