The fifth week of the Ninth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought sixty participants to the Matthew Kuss Middle School on February 13, 2016 for an hour work-out with Fitness Leaders Shaun Keith Gadbois-Pacheco, Andre Gadbois and Christine Franco. The three led a half-hour cardio workout followed by half-hour series of group running drills. Following the Challenge, participants were invited to join a low-carb nutrition group run by Partners Executive Director Dr. David Weed. 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 On-line, 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  fourteen-minute video of the Saturday event. Click here for photos of the previous week's Challenge event and here for photos of the first Low-Carb Weight Loss session with Dr. David Weed. Call CD-REC at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to

(Top row)  Fitness Challenge Organizer Annemarie Holly greets Fitness Leaders Shaun Keith Gadbois-Pacheco and Andre Gadbois as participants enter the gym and begin walking. (Row two) Participants share a laugh before the workout begins. (Row three) Stephanie Leite gives her daughter, Makenzie Motta, a hug before Andre leads the group in some stretches. (Rows four through seven) The group runs a series of drills in which the group is divided into teams where they complete in racing across they gym. (Bottom row) Participants cool down with some stretches before Annemarie awards this week's door prize to Monica Callahan.

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