The seventh week of the Eighth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought over 80 participants to Re-creation headquarters on February 28, 2015 for an hour-long session led by Greg Medeiros of Fitness Fusion. After a warm-up, the group was divided into four teams, each of which had to do a number of exercises after running to three separate finish lines while the other three groups did weight lifts, knee bends and funning in place, "It was a tough work-out," commented Challenge Participant Sophie Comas. Following a demonstration of table tennis by members of the Smash Table Tennis Club, about twenty participants headed upstairs where Dietitian Amanda Raposo led a discussion on people's progress in cutting carbs in their diet. 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 sixth week of the Challenge. Call ReCreation at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to

(Top row) Fitness Fusion Leaders Mindy Davis, Tricia Snizder and Judy Gosselin talk before the group is divided into teams and lined up for the first round of jumping jacks.(Row two, center) Tabitha Gendreau, Melanie Crowley and Luci Vitorino do their set of jumping jacks. (Row three, left and center) Fusion Leader Greg Medeiros shouts instructions to the group as Danielle Santos and Linda Lescault confer. (Row four, left) Amanda Medeiros, right, reaches the finish line with her team before everyone is invited to cool down. (Bottom row) Paul Chan and Murali Mani demonstrate their table tennis skills for Jessica Grazulis and Challenge participants, including Cheryl Narcizo and Kami Pacheco who try their hand.

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