The twelfth and last week of the Tenth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge brought 45 participants to the Letourneau Elementary School on April 8, 2017 where participants were led through eight different challenges by Greg Medeiros of Fitness Fusion designed to increase strength, flexibility and endurance. Sponsored by Greater Fall River Re-creation, Partners for a Healthier Community, Saint Anne's Hospital, Southcoast Hospitals, the Challenge includes programs provided by 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 an 18-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 Eleven Challenge.. Call CD-REC at 508-679-0922 for more Finale tickets or more information or go to

(Top row) Fitness Challenge Coordinator Annemarie Holly checks people in for the final weigh-in before they move into the gym for a warm-up walk. (Row two) As participants walk by signs on the wall for the School Fitness Challenge, Greg  Medeiros of Fitness Fusion gets them moving. (Rows three through five) Participants move among the eight challenges. (Row six) Fitness Coach Ray Gendreau of Tabi's Transformations motivates participants in lifting weights. (Rows seven and eight) Greg pushes the group hard before wrapping up the hour-long workout, and Annemarie hands out the door prize tickets. (Bottom row) Everyone lines up for a parting group photo.

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