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
Can children be involved in the Fitness
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
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