2013 Greater Fitness Challenge continued with its second Challenge event
led by Amy Jones Delgiacco and Fitness Fusion that put everyone through
an hour of "boot camp" style exercises followed by a
presentation on the importance of eating a good breakfast by Southcoast
dietition Amanda Raposo.
you haven't yet signed up for the Challenge, there are still dozens of free and low-cost
fitness and nutrition events over the next 18 weeks.
You can still sign up at Greater Fall
River Re-Creation, 72 Bank Street anytime until the end of January. Many
local businesses will also be signing people up in the coming weeks.
Call Annemarie Sharkey at 508-679-0922
if you have any questions or Angie Bras at 774-400-4466 if your work
site is interested in forming a team.
Development Re-Creation (CD-REC), 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)!
What’s the challenge all
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?
Greater 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 5, 2013 from 10 a.m. 1:00
p.m. 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, or at the YMCA 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
How often do I weigh in?
twice a month at CD-REC 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 will also record
and track team member weights on the website.
call Annemarie Sharkey at 508-679-0922