The Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge held a special Challenge event with Wiggle Kids for families at Greater Fall River Re-Creation on February 9, 2014. "Kim gets kids and parents moving and having loads of fun without thinking that it's exercise'" said Fitness Challenge coordinator Annemarie Holly who set up the event and ran the prize drawing that followed the event. Coach Kim Ferrara and her assistants, Kathy Jaglowski and Emily Cabral, led parents and children through a dozen games designed to stimulate the brain as well as the body. 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 nine-minute video of the event. Click here for photos of the the eighth Challenge event. Call Annemarie at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to


(Top row) Parents and children gather in the gym at 72 Bank Street before Coach Kim and Emily Cabral given them instructions for the first game in which everyone is encourage to run around. (Row two) Participants wait for instructions for the second game in which they are asked at one point to fall to the ground. (Row three) After a rhythm exercise, Coach Kim asks Kathy Jaglowski to distribute a bag full of yarn "snow balls". (Row four) On the count of three, children and parents get to have a wild snow ball fight that gets everyone moving. (Bottom row) Coach Kim ends the session with some yoga breathing and stretching exercises.

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