Females in Action South Coast is a Fall River-based organization for women that formed 11 months ago during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Its member work out together at North Park in Fall River twice a week, Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. There is no registration fee; just show up and get involved.

In addition to the workouts, members are also building friendships and helping their community along the way.

Organizer Caitlin Botelho and member Andrea Silva said this week on Townsquare Sunday that Females in Action is all about fitness, friendships, and philanthropy. The group has been involved in various charitable efforts during its first year.

Now the organization is looking to increase its numbers and expand to New Bedford.

Females in Action is actually a national program with active groups in 20 states. It first began in North Carolina in 2013.

Caitlin Botelho, a Fall River native, was living in Tennessee at the time and became involved. She returned home in 2019 and started what's believed to be the first FiA chapter in the Northeast.

Both Caitlin and Andrea spoke about their experiences with FiA, and their hopes of getting more women involved. Their interview can be heard here:

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program which airs Sunday at 6 a.m. and 11 am. on 1420 WBSM. The program highlights individuals and organizations working to make the SouthCoast a better place to live and work.

If you would like your organization featured on Townsquare Sunday, please e-mail the host at jim.phillips@townsquaremedia.com.

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