The sixth week of the Eighth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought over 50 participants to Re-creation headquarters on February 21, 2015. The session began with a 15-minute pre-workout discussion with Chef Jessica Williams, DTR, of Creating Healthy Solutions. That was followed by a 45-minute work-out led by Susan Eldridge of All Generations Fitness, Following the workout, Dietitian Amanda Raposo led a discussion on how to eat for both health and weight loss. 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 fifth week of the Challenge. Call CD-REC at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to

(Top row) Partners staff member Jessica Garzulis weighs in Ashley Velois before the group begins with a walking warm-up and a 15-minute pre-workout discussion led by Chef Jessica Williams, DTR, of Creating Healthy Solutions. (Row two) Fitness Leader Susan Eldridge of All Generations Fitness asks the group to pull out the mats and gets them going with some warm-ups. (Row three) The group does some leg lifts and squats, including second-year Challenge participant Lisa Desrosiers, right. (Row four) First year Challenge participant Karen Torres, center, moves with the group before moving to the mats. (Row five) Laura Peneleton, center, does some leg lifts with the group. (Bottom row) The group finishes up the 45-minute routine before resting.   

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