The ninth week of the Ninth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  had  participants gather at the Kuss Middle School on March 12, 2016 for a challenging hour-long work-out with Fitness Leader Greg Medeiros of Fitness Fusion. . 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 17-minute video of the event. Click here for photos of the previous week's Challenge event and here for video of all of the low-carb sessions with Dr. David Weed. Call CD-REC at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to

(Top row) Challenge participants gather in the hallway of the Kuss Middle School before starting their warm-up walk and picking up their hand weights. (Row two) Fitness Leader Greg Medeiros of Fitness Fusion gets people moving. (Row three through eight) Fusion leaders M.J. Alfano, left, keeps pace with Greg and the Challenge participants, including Fatima Vieira, row three-right, and Maria Alves, row five-center, and Gerry Lemay, row six-center, before passing out door prize tickets at the end of the workout. (Bottom row) Following a cool-down stretch, Challenge Organizer Annemarie Holly draws the winning ticket and points to the prize that Cory Costa won. 

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