the Finess Challenge Finale Video, above, and then congratulate our
Place - Silvia Elementary School
Place - Case High School
Place - Stone Therapeutic Day School
Challenge Honorable Mentions:
Durfee High School
School, best among 7 worksites!
weight loss recognition: of 33 teams registered:
Place: The Hunger Games with 5.5% weight loss
Place: Family Ties with 4.4% weight loss
Place: The PIs with 3.1% weight loss
Carvalho - lowered BP 31/13,
Steen - lowered cholesterol by 10 and
blood sugar by 30
Murray - lowered blood glucose by 54
weight loss winners:
Place - Samrang Mao with 13.3%
Place - Christopher Murray with 12.7%
Place - William Crowley with 12.2%
Place - Stephen Pereira with 7.4%
Place - Jamyd Blanchard with 6.5%
weight loss winners:
Place - Sherri Rego with 18.1%
Place - Laura Pendleton with 16.3%
Place - Barbara Bell with 14.3%
Place - Melinda Costa with 11.7%
Place - Linda Ferreira with 11.3%
What’s the challenge all
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?
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
also sign up at Greater Fall River Re-Creation, 72 Bank Street anytime until January
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
What can I win?
*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
1st place: Free Gym Membership +
2nd place: Free Gym Membership +
3rd place: Free Gym Membership +
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?
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.
is my weight tracked?
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.
call Greater Fall River Re-Creation at 508-679-0922.