The second week of the Ninth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought over 100 participants to the Kuss Middle School on January 23, 2016 despite an impending snow storm. Fitness Fusion's Greg Medeiros organized the huge group into eight teams who were kept moving with a variety of exercises performed on a rotating basis. Following the Challenge, participants were invited to join a low-carb nutrition group run by 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. Registration is open through the end of January. Click here for a sixteen-minute video of the Saturday event. Click here for photos of the first 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 two rows) Participants begin the session after a warming warm-up by standing around the perimeter of the gym and getting into a series of "fast feet" and jumping jack moves led by Fusion Director, Greg Medeiros. (Row three) Greg gives instructions on the relay series he had set up. (Row four) M.J. Alfano, right, shouts encouragement as participants carry a variety of weights from one side of the gym to the other. (Row five) As Challenge participants continue their work-out, walkers get their exercise by walking the Kuss Middle School hallway. (Bottom two rows) Participants cool down with a series of stretches before Fitness Challenge Organizer Annemarie Holly draws the winning door prize ticket that Joshua Greenwood held.

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