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Fitness Challenge Brochure

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?

How can I eat better?

Our Sponsors

More information



Watch the Finess Challenge Finale Video, above, and then congratulate our winners:

School Challenge Winners:

1st Place - Silvia Elementary School

2nd Place - Case High School

3rd Place - Stone Therapeutic Day School

School Challenge Honorable Mentions:

BMC Durfee High School

Kuss Middle School

Letourneau Elementary School

Westport Middle School

Worksite recognition: 

Silvia School, best among 7 worksites!

Team weight loss recognition: of 33 teams registered:

First Place: The Hunger Games with 5.5% weight loss

Second Place: Family Ties with 4.4% weight loss

Third Place: The PIs with 3.1% weight loss

Health Screening Winners:

Deboarah Carvalho - lowered BP 31/13

Elizabeth Steen - lowered cholesterol by 10 and blood sugar by 30

Christopher Murray - lowered blood glucose by 54

Male weight loss winners:

1st Place - Samrang Mao with 13.3%

2nd Place - Christopher Murray with 12.7%

3rd Place - William Crowley with 12.2%

4th Place - Stephen Pereira with 7.4% 

5th Place - Jamyd Blanchard with 6.5%

Female weight loss winners:

1st Place - Sherri Rego with 18.1%

2nd Place - Laura Pendleton with 16.3%

3rd Place - Barbara Bell with 14.3%

4th Place - Melinda Costa with 11.7%

5th Place - Linda Ferreira with 11.3%

Best Attendance: Laura Pendleton

 What’s the challenge all about?

Greater Fall River Re-Creation, Diabetes Association, General Fitness, Healthy City Fall River, Partners for a Healthier Community, and the Fall River YMCA have joined together to challenge adults who live, work or attend school in Greater Fall River to get fit, healthy, prevent Type 2 diabetes and pledge to collectively lose more than a ton of weight (2000 lbs)!  

Fitness participants will gain access to programs and fitness centers throughout the city for little or no cost—programs that will help them learn to eat well, lose weight, get fit, prevent diabetes and other diseases and win some great prizes!

Who can participate?

The Fall River Fitness Challenge is open to all adults who live, work or attend school in Fall River, Somerset, Swansea or Westport. Join with a buddy, by yourself or form a team!

How do I sign up? 

Join us at our Challenge kick-off on Saturday January 10, 2015 from 10 AM- 12:00 PM at the Kuss Middle School to sign up, weigh in, and learn more about the Challenge! There will also be a Health and Wellness Fair during the sign-up time. You can register for the Challenge for $5 and receive a key tag that will give you discounts at program sites. You may also sign up at Greater Fall River Re-Creation, 72 Bank Street  anytime until January 31st. Some worksites will also be holding team registrations.

How can I win?

Each time you or your team takes advantage of one of the challenge programs, show your fitness challenge wristband to get entrance into the program at a discounted rate! The more times you participate in any of the programs, the better chance you have of winning and staying healthy!

What can I win?

INDIVIDUAL PRIZES: 

*There will be one participant rewarded for most improved Health Screening as well as best attendance* The male and female participant with the greatest percentage of weight loss will also receive:

1st place: $500 + Award

2nd place: $250 + Award

3rd place: $100 + Award

TEAM PRIZES: 

1st place: Free Gym Membership + Award

2nd place: Free Gym Membership + Award

3rd place: Free Gym Membership + Award

RAFFLES: There will be a FREE giveaway at every fitness challenge. You are entered into the raffle for attending the challenge. These giveaways include fitness gear, t-shirts, tickets to the Fitness Challenge Finale, water bottles, and more!

Chinese Auction: At every weigh-in participants will receive a raffle ticket which can be saved for a large Chinese auction at the Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge Finale. You are not permitted to enter tickets for other people at the finale. Participant must be in attendance to win!

How often do I weigh in?

Weigh in every two weeks at Re-Creation or at a designated worksite location throughout the city and record your weight!  Each time you weigh in you will be entered into a raffle to win a prize at the Finale.

How is my weight tracked?

Individuals can set goals and track any of six fitness indicators (Activity, Weight, Smoking, Diet, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose) on the personal Check-In Activity Record sheet that can be downloaded from this site. Worksite team captains at designated worksites can also record and track team member weights on the website.

Questions?  

Please call Greater Fall River Re-Creation at 508-679-0922.

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2015 Fitness Challenge Finale

Finale video

 

Nutrition Intro IV video

 

2015 Challenge Week Sixteen

Week Sixteen video

 

Challenge Cooking Demo Four

Cooking Demo IV video

 

2015 Challenge Week Fourteen

Week Fourteen video

 

Nutrition Challenge Week Fourteen

 

2015 Challenge Week Thirteen

Week Thirteen video

 

Nutrition Challenge Week Thirteen

 

2015 Challenge Week Twelve

Week Twelve video

 

Challenge Cooking Demo Three

Cooking Demo III video

 

2015 Challenge Week Eleven

Week Eleven video

 

Nutrition Challenge Week Eleven

 

2015 Challenge Week Ten

Week Ten video

 

Challenge Cooking Demo Two

Cooking Demo Two video

 

2015 Challenge Week Nine

Week Nine video

 

Nutrition Challenge Week Nine

 

2015 Challenge Week Eight

Week Eight video

 

Nutrition Challenge Week Eight

 

2015 Challenge Week Seven

Week Seven video

 

Nutrition Challenge Week Seven

 

2015 Challenge Week Six

Week Six video

 

Nutrition Challenge Week Six

 

Nutrition Challenge Week Five

Nutrition Week 5 video

 

2015 Challenge Week Five

Week Five video

 

2015 Challenge Week Four

Week Three video

 

Nutrition Challenge Week Four

Nutrition Week 4 video

 

2015 Challenge Week Three

Week Three video

 

Nutrition Challenge Week Three

Nutrition Week 3 video

 

2015 Challenge Week Two

Week Two video

 

2015 Challenge Week One

Week One video

 

Nutrition Challenge Week One

Nutrition Week One video

 

See the FRG-TV 2-hour Broadcast of the Fitness Challenge Health Fair

Fitness Challenge Health Fair
Challenge Fair
video

2014 Fitness Challenge Finale
Finale Event
video
Challenge Finale video

Challenge 29 with All Generations
Challenge 29
video

Challenge 28 withFitness Fusion
Challenge 28
video

Challenge 26 withFitness Fusion
Challenge 26
video

Thomas Giunta Memorial 5K Race
Challenge 24
video

Challenge 24 with General Fitness
Challenge 24
video

Challenge 22 with All Generations
Challenge 22
video

Challenge 20 with FitWorks
Challenge Twenty
video

Challenge 18 with All Generations
All Gym Mash-Up
video

All Gym Mash-Up at Teamworks
All Gym Mash-Up
video

Challenge 16 with FitWorks
Challenge 16
video

Challenge 14 with General Fitness
Challenge 14
video

Challenge 12 with Fitness Fusion
Challenge Twelve
video

Total Body Tone with Fit Works
Total Body Tone
video

Wiggle Kids Family Challenge
Family Chal
lenge video

8th Challenge with Fitness Fusion
8th Challenge video

6th Challenge with All Generations
6th Challenge video

4th Challenge with FitWorks
4th Challenge video

2nd Challenge w/All Generations
2nd Challenge video

Click here for photos from the first Challenge event with Fitness Fusion

Click here for the Walking Group
Click here for the video

Click here for Health Fair photos
Click here for the video

Click here for photos & video of the 2013 Fitness Challenge Finale!

Click here to watch last year's Finale retrospective video.

Fitness Challenge Health Fair
Challenge Health Fair

2011 Fitness Challenge Finale
Airport Road video


 See all of the past Challenge videos here (bottom of page)