The fifth week of the Tenth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought 83 participants  to Kuss Middle School on February 18, 2017 for a one-hour Fuze Cardio Dance workout led by Jessica Williams and Luciana Reed of Cat Studio. 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 twelve-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 Four Challenge.. Call CD-REC at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to

(Top row) Participants file into the Kuss Middle School gymnasium where Jessica Williams of Cat Studio gets them moving. (Rows two and three) Luciana Reed of Cat Studio leads the group in Fuze Cardio Dance to music. (Row four, center and right) Glenda Perez works out with a baby in tow and daughter Sophia and her friend Kayleh as her brother, Chris Perez, works out next to her. (Rows five and six) Jessica leads the group through more moves. (Row seven) Michele Dumais shares a laugh with Kim Cordeiro as Nancy Carpenter looks on from a distance. (Bottom row) After Jessica winds down, Partners School Wellness Coordinator Marcia Picard joins Sophia Perez to pick the door prize winners.

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