The Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge held its tenth Challenge event at Greater Fall River Re-Creation on February 15, 2014. "Despite the impending snow storm, people still turned out in droves" remarked Fitness Challenge coordinator Brittany Bertone who handed out tickets for the prize drawing that followed the event. Tabitha Gendreau and her team led the crowd of over 100 through a series of nine stations with a variety of exercises designed to tone the body. Dr. David Weed followed the work-out with a discussion of  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  10-minute video of the event. Click here for photos of the eighth event. Call Annemarie at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to


(Top row, left) Sandy Cordeiro, Luz Mota, Tabitha Gendreau, Sandy Viveiros, Patricia Brodeur, and Lucy Vitorino get ready to pass out numbers to assign participants into nine stations. (Top row, right) Lucia Rebelo, right, organizes her team and explains what they will be doing. (Row two) Teams begin their total body workout progressing from one station to the next as Lucy Vitorino, right, leads her group. (Row three) Kelvin Caba keeps the beat as Lucia Rebelo and Ray Gendreau lead their groups. (Row four) Luz Mota leads her group in some cool-down stretches. (Bottom row) Partners Challenge Leader Brittany Bertone makes a few announcements before awarding some hand weights in the raffle drawing at the end of the session.

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