The third week of the Ninth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought over 75 participants to General Fitness in the Durfee Union Mill on January 30, 2016 for the final weigh-in day. Owner Scott Fastino was on hand along with Challenge Organizer Annemarie Holly to wellcome participants to join either an aerobics class with Pauline Souza or a spinning class with Lynette Gomes. Following the Challenge, participants were invited to join a low-carb nutrition group run by Dr. David Weed at the Kuss Middle School. 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 an eleven-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 arrive and sign in at the General Fitness desk as owner Scott Fastino answers a question as the participants line up with Challenge Organizer Annemarie Holly. (Row two) Louisa Tavares arrives with her yoga mat and water bottle ready to join the aerobics session led by instructor Pauline Souza, right, as Lynette Gomes, center, leads a spinning class. (Rows three and four) Participants go through the aerobics routine to Salsa music and Pauline's instructions. (Bottom row) Lynette Gomes, left, helps participants adjust their bicycles before leading them through a beginner routine.

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