The Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge held its twelth Challenge event at Greater Fall River Re-Creation on February 22, 2014. "We're still getting over 100 participants almost two months into this Challenge" remarked Fitness Challenge coordinator Michael Brammer who handed out tickets for the prize drawing that followed the event. Fitness Fusion leader Greg Medeiros led half of the crowd through a series of  fitness challenges while Mindy Davis led the other half of the group in a series of walking and running sprints around the outside of the gym. Southcoast Hospital Dietitian Amanda Raposo and 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  seven-minute video of the event. Click here for photos of the tenth event. Call Annemarie at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to


(Top row) Fitness Fusion leader Greg Medeiros welcomes participants to the 12th Challenge event in the series, including Pat Medeiros and Gail Sowersby, who join over one hundred others in a two-part challenge with half the group walking and jogging and the other half engaged in fitness exercises. (Row two) Participants, including Natassia Laferriere, right, get a Fitness Fusion workout. (Row three) Greg keeps half of the group, including Megan Mello, right, moving while Mindy Davis signals the other half to walk or jog. (Row four) While half the group moves to Greg's instructions, the other half walks and jogs in segments signaled by Mindy. (Row five) Carolyn Wills and Paula Doucetta keep pace with the jogging along with David DeSousa, and Cathie Noversa. (Bottom row) Aurora White and Sandra Nunes complete the workout along with the other participants. .

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