The fourth week of the Ninth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought 70 participants to the Matthew Kuss Middle School on February 6, 2016. Fitness Leader Tabitha Gendreau of FitWorks On-line leads a half-hour Zumba session followed by half-hour series of work-outs designed for both strength and cardo. Participants were also able to stop out to do a series of timed workouts led by students Yazlyh Quiros and Alexis Hamilton. 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  seventeen-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) Participants begin by weighing in at the Matthew Kuss Middle School cafeteria before proceeding to the gym for a warm-up walk. (Rows two, three and four) Fitness Leader Tabitha Gendreau of FitWorks On-line gets the group started with some Zumba moves, including Roxanne Malloy, left in row three. (Row five, center and right) Diman Regional Senior Yazlyh Quiros and and Bristol Aggie Freshman Alexis Hamilton lead a timed exercise group down the hall. (Row six, center) Tabitha demonstrates an alternative to push-ups using the wall. (Row seven, center and right) Ten-year-old Diman Student Skylar Rogers stays with the group to the end before high-fiving Elizabeth Boulart. (Bottom Row) Fitness Challenge Organizer Annemarie Holly passes out raffle tickets and awards a FitWorks tee shirt and bag to Glenda Perez.

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