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2016 Fitness Challenge Booklet

About the Challenge

Registration Form

Challenge Guidelines

Monthly Calendar of Events

Challenge Activity Record

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Fitness Challenge key tag give me?

Where can I exercise?

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Fitness Challenge Frequently Asked Questions

Who does the weigh-ins?

Weigh-ins are done at Kuss Middle School before or after Challenge events, at Greater Fall River Re-Creation, 45 Rock Street during normal business hours, or at any of several designated workplaces. It is important that someone else weighs you to ensure fairness. That person will keep your weight confidential; individual weights are never published without the person's consent.

What do I do if I lose my Fitness Challenge key tag?

Everyone who registers with the Fitness Challenge will be given a key tag to identify themselves as a Challenge member at any of the Challenge activities. Please carry this at all times so others will know you are participating. If you should lose your key tag, you may obtain a new one for a five dollar replacement charge anytime at Re-Creation, 45 Rock Street, Fall River.

What is BMI?

BMI or Body Mass Index is a standardized way of calculating weight and height together so people of different heights can determine their normal weight range. A normal BMI is considered to be between 18 and 24.9. Overweight is between 25 and 29.9. Obesity is between 30 and 39.9. Morbid obesity is 40 or above. These ranges are used for research on the relationship between weight and risk for the development of illnesses such as type 2 diabetes. Click here for a standard BMI calculator.

Can children be involved in the Fitness Challenge?

The Fitness Challenge was set up for adults age 16 and older. Children in the Fall River School System will be participating in Challenge events in their physical education classes and after-school programs. Greater Fall River Re-Creation also provides a full schedule of activities for children. Children age 8 and older may be able to attend some Fitness Challenge events at Re-Creation or at the YMCA if accompanied by a parent. Check with the fitness instructor.

If I miss the January 31 Fitness Challenge sign-up deadline, may I still participate?

Yes. Anyone can join the Challenge at anytime until the Finale in May. However, those who do not register and weigh-in by the January 31st deadline may not compete for the grand prizes. You are a winner every time you participate in a fitness activity!





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