The sixth week of the Ninth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought seventy-eight participants to the Matthew Kuss Middle School on February 20, 2016 for an hour work-out with Fitness Leader Amy Jones Delgiacco of Fitness Fusion. She focused on stretching, both while standing and while on floor mats, for the entire hour. 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 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)  Fitness Challenge Organizer Annemarie Holly weighs in Wendy Niewola who's happy with the result before people begin with a walking warm-up under the direction of Fitness Leader Amy Jones Delgiacco of Fitness Fusion. (Row two, center) Melanie Crowley listens to Amy's directions. (Rows three, four and five) Participants perform a variety of air punches under Amy's lead. (Row six) Melanie Crowley and Terri Greenwood keep up with Amy before she demonstrates some stretches. (Bottom row) After cooing down, Challenge organizer Annemarie Holly announces the door prize winner which happens to be Melanie who won for the first time since she started the Challenge several years ago! 

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