The tenth week of the Tenth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought 47 participants  to Kuss Middle School on March 25, 2017 for an hour workout led by Greg Medeiros of Fitness Fusion that included lots of repetitions designed to increase strength and flexibility. 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 the 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 sixteen-minute video of the Saturday event. Click here for photos of the previous week's Challenge.. Call CD-REC at 508-679-0922 for more information or go to

(Top row) After having the chance to get free blood work offered by the Southcoast Health Wellness Van, participants file into the gym and begin a warm-up walk. (Row two) Greg Medeiros of Fitness Fusion starts the group off with some warm-up stretches. (Rows three through seven) Greg leads the group in jumping jacks, knee lifts and lots of air punches and high kicks. (Bottom row) After some cool-down stretches, Challenge Coordinator Annemarie Holly awars the winning door prize ticket holder a kettle weight.

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