Active Southern West Virginia began delivering programs in 2015 with a few kids fun runs, training teams for local races, and Community Captains leading Zumba, walking, and yoga. The organization has grown to reach and inspire many individuals in southern West Virginia.
We invite you to celebrate with us by sharing your stories in this link.
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Veronica Crosier, the Workplace Wellness Director, shares her favorite memory
“My first presentation on barriers to physical activity at Columbia Forest last year. I was a little nervous, because this workplace is much different than any of our others with the most regimented schedules, the most physical labor, with 90% of the employees old enough to be my dad or granddad. I wasn’t sure how they’d receive my presentation. However, by keeping it interactive and getting them up and moving it turned out to be really successful. One employee, Marvin, actually stuck to the SMART goal he created during the presentation.”
Cindy Whitlock, board member, shares her story
Bridge Day 5K RUN – always a favorite!
“My favorite SWV event is definitely the Bridge Day 5k and I’m hoping to make new memories at the New River Gorge Rim to Rim 10K!”
Melanie Seiler, Executive Director, shares
“One of my favorite memories was the community kids fun runs in 2015 across the New River Gorge region. This was a great way to meet partners and begin to share the mission of ASWV. The kids fun runs were one day events in Hinton, Fayetteville, and Beckley. We had 89 youth attend and 95 adults with most adults running along with us. As I look through the names on the event lists, there is still so many that remain active with us. The Fayetteville kids run run grew into a monthly event that year; “I (heart) Walk/Run” monthly run in partnership with the FRN. Super hero themed!