The first week of the Eighth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought over 100 participants to Re-Creation headquarters on January 14th and January 17, 2014. Led by Greg Medeiros of Fitness Fusion on the 14th and by Tabitha Gentreau of FitWorks on the 17th, the events got participants in the Challenge moving and stretching, many for the first time in the New Year. 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 an eight-minute video of the Saturday event.  Click here for photos of the January 10th Health Fair. Call CD-REC at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to

(Top row) Tabitha Gendreau of FitWorks talks with Challenge participants before the doors are opened and she begins to lead more than 100 in a 45-minute work-out. (Row two, left) Jenn Roderigues, left, works out with Sophie Comas and Luisa Tavares, lower right. (Row three, center) James Bellizzi kicks to the instructions of Ms. Gendreau. (Bottom row) Participants finish their exercise routine before Jessica Grazulis of Partners gets ready to draw the door prize winner.

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