The Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge held its second Challenge event at RE-CREATION headquarters on Bank Street with leaders from All Generations Fitness in Somerset. Shaun Pacheco and his crew led a group of over 150 people in a morning session on January 18, 2014. "What a huge crowd'" exclaimed Fitness Challenge coordinator Brittany Bertone who oversaw the event and handed out tickets for the prize drawing that followed the event. Chef Jessica Williams also demonstrated a recipe for healthy pancakes from the Challenge recipe book. 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. Registration is open through the end of January. Click here for a  14-minute video of the event. Click here for photos of the first event. Call Annemarie at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to


(Top row) Participants begin with a brisk walk around the gym before All Generations Fitness Fitness Specialist Shaun Pacheco and his crew get the group moving to music. (Row two, left) All Generations member Nicole Aftsomer joins the group for some stretches. (Row two, center) The Wicked Angels team from Tiverton poses for a group shot. (Row two, right) First-time Challenge participants Nathan Laferriere and David Senra balance on one foot. (Row three, left) Sisters Kim and Jeann Thorpe get into the rhythm. (Row three, center) Mark and Tammy Rodrigues of Fall River get into their second Challenge year. (Row three, right) Rachel Parent enjoys a break between exercises. (Row four, center and right) Sandy Cordeiro moves to the beat while Jim Belliggi, Kelvin Caba and Peter Chace keep moving. (Bottom row) Nicole leads the group in a final set before Chef Jessica Williams prepares a post-workout treat and Brittany Bertone hands Lisa Chouinard her raffle prize.

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