June Participant of the Month

Active SWV would like to introduce you to our June Participant of the Month, Heidi Prior. Heidi is a participant in our Thursday yoga program with Community Captain Brook at the Memorial Building in Fayetteville. The yoga program is great for beginners and it is immediately after our High Fitness class. This duo of programs offers a welcoming and supportive environment to get in those 150 minutes of physical activity needed weekly. Let’s learn a little more about Heidi and what keeps her motivated. 

Tell us about yourself, where are you from?

I live in the heart of Fayetteville and have been living in WV for over 10 years. I grew up in the Midwest but have traveled and lived many places before settling in the New River Gorge.

What motivated you to participate with Active SWV in your community?

I started taking classes with Active SWV via a good friend suggesting it. Since, I have become friends with everyone in class.

How do you stay motivated? Why is being active a priority for you?

The girl gang in both classes I attend are who motivate me. The texts saying, “hope to see you tomorrow in class”, always inspire me to show up and do the work to stay healthy. Knowing a welcoming, non-judgmental group of women will be there to encourage me and each other makes it fun and easy to go every Thursday. The classes are not for women only, but it just seems to be who shows up.

Why do you think someone should join an Active SWV free program?

Honestly, the skill level of both of my instructors is unbelievable. It’s amazing that I can do both of the classes for free. I am so thankful for their time, passion, and willingness to volunteer their skills for the betterment of the community.

Do you have any words of encouragement for people thinking about participating in a program that may be interested in committing to becoming more physically active?

Fear is expensive love is real, choose wisely.

If you would like to join any Active SWV programs please check out our website calendar. If you would like to join Yoga and High Fitness with Heidi and our amazing Community Captains please join their Facebook group for class updates.

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