The eleventh Week of the Tenth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge brought dozens of participants to General Fitness on April 1, 2017 where participants could choose between an aerobic workout led by Rachel Rapoza and spinning led by Jenn Silva. Sponsored by Greater Fall River Re-creation, Partners for a Healthier Community, Saint Anne's Hospital, Southcoast Hospitals, the Challenge includes programs provided by Cat Studio,  Fitness Fusion, Tabi's Transformations, General Fitness. Greater Fall River Re-creation, Salt Fitness Cafe, TKO Fitness, Vitality Fitness and both them Swansea 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. Those who have registered by the end of January are eligible for cash prizes to be awarded at the Challenge Finale on April 21st. Click here for a 16-minute video of the Saturday event. Click here for photos and video of the Challenge Kick-off and Health Fair and here for the Week Ten Challenge.. Call CD-REC at 508-679-0922 for more Finale tickets or more information or go to

(Top row) Greater Fall River Re-creation Employee Eli Fishbein passes out the weekly door prize tickets as participants file into the hallway waiting for the exercise room to open up for them. (Row two) Participants get out kettle weights before Fitness Leader Rachel Rapoza gets them started with some warm-up stretches. (Rows three and four) As the group goes through a series of exercises to music, Spin Instructor Jenn Silva gets the spinning group moving. (Bottom row) Rachel gives instructions on how to safely lift kettle weights using one's legs and keeping the back straight. 

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