1 Greater Fall River FITNESS CHALLENGE Have Fun Eat Well Get Fit Win Big Friend Us on Facebook! - Greater Fall River Challenge
2 1. You are able to participate in the Challenge if you work, live, or attend school in Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, or Westport. You may join individually or as a member of a team (A minimum of 3 participants constitutes a team.) All team members are eligible for individual prizes. 2. As a community member, you must weigh- in at Greater Fall River RE- CREATION (45 Rock Street, Fall River) any time between Wednesday and Saturday of weigh- in weeks (see calendar) or at challenges on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Kuss Middle School (52 Globe Mills Ave, Fall River.) 3. You will be given an ID number on the back of your Challenge Key Tag which will allow you to be anonymous when weighing- in. If you bring your Challenge Key Tag, you can show your ID number and your weight will be recorded. 4. You must be 16 years of age or older to participate in the Challenge, however, we encourage you to create a healthy environment for your entire family. If a child under the age of 16 would like to participate in an exercise class, please call ahead to get approval from the instructor.
3 5. Weigh- ins will happen throughout the challenge until the final weigh- in. In order to be eligible for prizes you MUST be weighed in at the FINAL weigh- in. Weigh- in days/weeks are highlighted on your Challenge calendar. 6. In order to be eligible for the Best Attendance Award, you must check in with an identified staff member and show your key tag (This is also by ID # on your Challenge Key Tag.) 7. To be officially eligible for the grand prizes, you must be signed up by January 30, 2016 (After the Challenge Kick- Off, you can sign up at RE- CREATION, 45 Rock Street, Fall River, or at Kuss Middle School, 52 Globe Mills Ave, Fall River during challenges.) 8. If you lose your Challenge Key Tag, you are welcome to purchase a new one at Greater Fall River RE- CREATION for $5. For a complete list of Challenges and Wellness Class dates, times and locations, please see the Calendar of Events at the end of this book.
4 1. There are 2 FREE challenges per week, Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings. Please refer to the calendar in this book for more information. There will also be bonus classes throughout the month at guest gyms. In order to participate in these challenges, you MUST BRING your Challenge Key Tag. 2. There will be Coaches at each challenge to serve as leaders for the challenge and offer words of encouragement. 3. Your Challenge Key Tag will help you receive discounts at the following fitness centers: Greater Fall River RE- CREATION, Fusion, General, All Generations, FitWorks Online, Fall River YMCA, and TKO. 4. You will receive a ticket for prize drawings each time you officially weigh in for the Challenge. This unique ticket can be saved for the Challenge Finale on May 6 for an auction that will consist of gift certificates, fitness equipment and more! 5. Your Key Tag will get you access to FREE nutrition opportunities every Saturday at 10:00 am throughout the Challenge. There will also be free classes on various Wednesdays throughout the Challenge (See Wellness Classes page for more information). 6. Every Wednesday and Saturday challenge you attend will have a fitness prize that is given away to a participant. Everyone in attendance is eligible to win!
5 MEN & WOMEN INDIVIDUAL PRIZES: 1 st Place $500 + Award 2 nd Place $250 + Award 3 rd Place $100 + Award In addition, one participant will be recognized for having the most improved health screening and a second for having the best attendance throughout the challenge! TEAM PRIZES: 1 st Place Free Gym Membership + Award 2 nd Place Free Gym Membership + Award 3 rd Place Free Gym Membership + Award DRAWINGS: There will be a FREE giveaway at every fitness challenge. You are entered into the drawing for simply attending the challenge. These giveaways include fitness gear, t- shirts, tickets to the Challenge Finale, water bottles, and more! FINALE AUCTION: At every weigh- in, participants will receive a ticket, which can be saved for a large auction at the Greater Fall River Challenge Finale. You are not permitted to enter tickets for other people at the finale. Participant must be in attendance to win!
6 GREATER FALL RIVER RE- CREATION 45 Rock Street, Fall River $25 for a 6 month Neighborhood Center Membership FITNESS FUSION A Program of Greater Fall River RE- CREATION 45 Rock Street, Fall River Join our Facebook page for schedule & location of classes: Where is the workout/amy Jones Delgiacco $5 per class, $20 for 5 classes, Monthly Unlimited Options Available FITWORKS ONLINE 15% off with discount code: FRFC16 GENERAL FITNESS 425 Pleasant Street, Fall River $5 day- pass for gym and/or fitness classes ALL GENERATIONS FITNESS 544 Milford Plaza Route 6, Swansea 1 FREE Class per week TKO FITNESS 35 State Road, Westport $5 per Class FALL RIVER YMCA 199 North Main Street $5 day- pass for gym, pool, and fitness classes
7 WALKING PROGRAM Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm Saturdays 9:00-10:00 am Location: Kuss Middle School, 52 Globe Mills Ave, Fall River Mass in Motion and Healthy City Fall River, as part of the Walk Fall River campaign, will be providing weekly indoor walking groups at Kuss Middle School. Join Worksite Wellness Coordinator Angie Bras as she leads the group on Wednesday nights and/or join Mass in Motion Fall River Senior Champions Kathy Lowney and Kathy Duclos on Saturday mornings. There is no cost for the walking program and it s a great alternative to the challenges! It can be used as an option as you gain confidence and endurance to join in on Challenge activities happening simultaneously at the school. For more information, contact Julianne Kelly, Coordinator for Mass in Motion Fall River at or at How to Lose Without Going Hungry Saturdays 10:00-11:00 am Location: Kuss Middle School, 52 Globe Mills Ave, Fall River Join us every Saturday of the Challenge for a free 1- hour support group for people who want to learn how to follow a lower- carbohydrate diet, either to lose weight or to stabilize/prevent medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. A brief explanation of the principles behind how low- carb diets work will be offered at the beginning of each group. The group will then share information on foods and recipes as well as tips on shopping and eating away from home.
8 NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM Wednesdays 4:30 pm 5:30 pm Location: People, Incorporated, 4 South Main St, Fall River This yearlong prevention program was developed for individuals who have been diagnosed with pre- diabetes or are at high risk for developing diabetes. It is based on research done that proves Type 2 diabetes CAN be prevented. Goals include weight loss and increased physical activity. It starts as weekly 1- hour classes followed by monthly meetings. The program starts February 3 rd as an informational session that explains the goals and expectations of the programs and will run thereafter every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 pm. For more information, contact Eat Healthy, Be Active Workshops Wednesdays 5:30 pm 6:30 pm Location: People, Inc. 4 South Main St, Fall River These six 1- hour workshops are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the 2010 & 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. These workshops are designed to be repeated and create a strong supportive network to meet individual goals. Walking groups and 5K goals have been incorporated to make meeting goals easy and fun. Classes run Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm on the following dates: Jan 13, 20, & 27; Feb 3, 10, 17; Mar 2, 9, 16, & 23; Apr 6 & 12; May 4, 11, 18, & 25; June 1 & 8. Classes are open and do not require pre- registration. For more information, contact
9 Nutrition & Diabetes Education Classes Wednesdays 5:30 pm 6:30 pm Location: People, Inc. 4 South Main St, Fall River These 1- hour long classes are geared towards general nutrition and diabetes education. Classes rotate between four different options including Fun & Learning Sessions (interactive learning activities), Certified Diabetes Educator Sessions (question/answer style forum), Healthy Cooking Classes, and Grocery Tours (tours at local supermarkets that focus on label reading). Classes start January 6 th and run through the end of May (there is no class on March 23 rd ). All classes (except grocery tours) are held at People, Incorporated, 4 South Main St, Fall River. Classes are open to all and do not need pre- registration except for grocery tours as the max is people. If you would like to schedule a grocery tour, you can contact John Quintas at fr.org. Motivation, Maintenance & Prevention January 27, February 26, March 16 6:00 pm 6:30 pm Location: Kuss Middle School, 52 Globe Mills Ave, Fall River Join Michael See, MS, RCEP, CDE of the Diabetes Management Program from SouthCoast Health in 3 informative sessions about Diabetes prevention. Michael will talk about maintenance of body weight and diet, motivation in nutrition and fitness, as well as preventative exercise programs that can maintain overall wellness.
10 JANUARY S M T W T F S * Fusion * All Gen * 31 YMCA KICK- OFF * «21 TKO WEIGH- IN WEEK FitWorks Online 22 23* «Fusion * «General * Walking Group held every Wednesday & Saturday during challenges «Nutrition Classes every Saturday at 10 AM at Kuss Middle School 1/9 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Challenge Kick- Off & Health Fair 1/13 6:30 PM 7:30 PM Fusion 1/16 9:00 AM 10:00 AM FitWorks Online 1/20 6:30 PM 7:30 PM All Generations 1/21 6:30 PM 7:30 PM TKO at 35 State Rd, Westport 1/23 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Fusion 1/27 6:30 PM 7:30 PM YMCA at 199 N. Main St, Fall River 1/30 6:30 PM General at 425 Pleasant St, Fall River ** ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT KUSS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 52 GLOBE MILLS AVE, FALL RIVER, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED**
11 FEBRUARY S M T W T F S 1 2 3* All Gen * Fusion * YMCA * All Gen * «FitWorks Online * «18 TKO WEIGH- IN WEEK WEIGH- IN WEEK All Gen * «Fusion * «28 29 * Walking Group held every Wednesday & Saturday during challenges «Nutrition Classes every Saturday at 10 AM at Kuss Middle School General 2/3 6:30 PM 7:30 PM All Generations 2/6 9:00 AM 10:00 AM FitWorks Online 2/10 6:30 PM 7:30 PM Fusion 2/13 9:00 AM 10:00 AM All Generations 2/17 6:30 PM 7:30 PM YMCA at 199 N. Main St, Fall River 2/18 6:30 PM 7:30 PM TKO at 35 State Rd, Westport 2/20 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Fusion 2/24 6:30 PM 7:30 PM All Generations 2/27 9:00 AM 10:00 AM General at 425 Pleasant St, Fall River ** ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT KUSS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 52 GLOBE MILLS AVE, FALL RIVER, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED**
12 MARCH S M T W T F S 1 2 * Fusion * MASH UP! * YMCA * All Gen * Fusion 3/2 6:30 PM 7:30 PM Fusion 3/5 9:00 AM 10:00 AM FitWorks Online 3/9 6:30 PM 7:30 PM MASH- UP! All Partners come together for a FUN workout with DJ Matt from Upbeat Entertainment! 3/12 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Fusion 3/16 6:30 PM 7:30 PM YMCA at 199 N. Main St, Fall River 3/17 6:30 PM 7:30 PM TKO at 35 State Rd, Westport 3/19 9:00 AM 10:00 AM FitWorks Online 3/23 6:30 PM 7:30 PM All Generations at 544 Milford Rd, Swansea 3/26 9:00 AM 10:00 AM General at 425 Pleasant St, Fall River 3/30 6:30 PM 7:30 PM Fusion 3 4 5* «FitWorks Online * «17 TKO Fusion 18 19* «FitWorks Online * «31 WEIGH- IN WEEK WEIGH- IN WEEK WEIGH- IN WEEK * Walking Group held every Wednesday & Saturday during challenges «Nutrition Classes every Saturday at 10 AM at Kuss Middle School General ** ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT KUSS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 52 GLOBE MILLS AVE, FALL RIVER, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED**
13 APRIL S M T W T F S * YMCA 1 2* «WEIGH- IN WEEK 7 8 9* «FitWorks Online All Gen * Fusion * «FitWorks Online * All Gen * «FINAL WEIGH- IN WEEK MASH UP! * Walking Group held every Wednesday & Saturday during challenges «Nutrition Classes every Saturday at 10 AM at Kuss Middle School 4/2 9:00 AM 10:00 AM FitWorks Online 4/6 6:30 PM 7:30 PM YMCA at 199 N. Main St, Fall River 4/9 9:00 AM 10:00 AM All Generations 4/13 6:30 PM 7:30 PM Fusion 4/16 9:00 AM 10:00 AM FitWorks Online 4/20 6:30 PM 7:30 PM All Generations 4/23 6:30 PM 7:30 PM MASH- UP! All Partners come together for a FUN workout with DJ Matt from Upbeat Entertainment! ** ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT KUSS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 52 GLOBE MILLS AVE, FALL RIVER, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED**
14 Friday, May 6, 2016 Tickets will be Available April 1 st As a Greater Fall River Challenge participant, you ll work hard for months! Come celebrate your hard work at the Challenge Finale! Join all Challenge staff and participants for fun and festivities featuring DJ Matt from Upbeat Entertainment! Don t miss the announcement of the winning teams and individuals participants!
15 The Greater Fall River Challenge encourages adults who live, work or attend school in the Greater Fall River area to develop healthy lifestyle habits, get fit, have fun, and meet new people. Without the support and involvement of our collaborating sponsors, the Greater Fall River Challenge would not be possible! THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS! Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community and Dr. David Weed Greater Fall River RE- CREATION SouthCoast Health SouthCoast Diabetes Management Saint Anne s/steward Hospital Fusion General All Generations FitWorks Fall River YMCA TKO Mass in Motion People, Inc.
16 FOR MORE INFORMATION Greater Fall River RE- CREATION 45 Rock St, Fall River MA Phone: Join Us on Facebook! Greater Fall River Challenge THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!