The eighth week of the Eighth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought over 50 participants to Re-creation headquarters on March 7, 2015 for an hour-long session led by Nicole Aftosmes of All Generations Fitness. The hour-long session put participants through their paces before Dietitian Amanda Raposo led a discussion on nutrition following the Challenge. 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, TKO Fitness, 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 13-minute video of the Saturday event. Click here for photos of the Nutrition Challenge session that followed. Click here for photos of the seventh week of the Challenge. Call ReCreation at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to

(Top row) Nicole Aftosmes of All Generations Fitness, right, starts the group off with a warm-up walk around the gym before starting the exercise routine. (Row two) Challenge participant Melanie Crowley, center, does some jumping jacks during the first part of the routine. (Row three) Nicole urges participants on, including Linda Mae Pittsley, right, with some pushups and aerobic moves. (Row four) Nicole keeps up the pace. (Row five) Nicole urges a participant on as Sandy Viveiros and her mother, Xingmei Yu, keeps up with the group. (Bottom row) As the group winds down, Partners staff member Jessica Garzulis passes out door prize ticket for the day's prize award. 

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