The eleventh week of the Eighth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought 52 participants to Re-creation headquarters on March 28, 2015 for an hour-long session led by Greg Medeiros of Fitness Fusion. Greg set up a circuit of a thirteen stations around the gym, each with a different exercise challenge, including air punches, kettle weights, bicycles, hop-ups, ladder steps, squat thrusts, weight lifts and burpees. The session was followed by a Nutrition Challenge with Amanda Raposo. 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 14-minute video of the Saturday event. Click here for photos and video of the Cooking Demo that followed. Click here for photos of the tenth week of the Challenge. Call ReCreation at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to

(Top rows) Greg Medeiros of Fitness Fusion gathers member of his team to set up the gym with twelve work-out stations as participants warm up with a walk. (Row two) Greg divides the group into 13 teams of four and gives instruction about how to do each different challenge for sixty seconds, including a hop-up station. (Row three) Participants perform air punches, jumping jacks, and rapid steps under Greg's supervision. (Row four, left and right) Roberta Robidoux, Kami Pacheco and Diane Sousa do air punches and weight lifts as Amanda Medeiros and Shannon Burns lift kettle weights. (Row five) Walter Bonalewicz and Lisa Garand keep up the pace before Walter turns to Louisa Tavares. (Bottom row) Greg begins a cool-down before Shela Carreiro asks him to announce the door prize drawing.

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