Begun in 2008, the Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge attracts over 800 people each year to enroll in programs and fitness centers throughout the city for little or no cost. These programs were designed to help individuals learn to eat well, lose weight, get fit and prevent Type 2 diabetes. A variety of prizes are donated by local businesses to be awarded to the teams and individuals with the highest percentage of weight loss. The Challenge is a way to call attention to already existing programs, to teach and encourage a healthy lifestyle, and to encourage people to change habits that are destructive to their health. Businesses and social groups are challenged to form teams to compete and support one another.
Coordinator: Annemarie Holly | 508-679-0922.