March Community Captain of the month, Beckley REFIT’s Allonna Tilley

Beckley REFIT’s Allonna Tilley is Active SWV’s March Community Captain of the Month

Allonna was born and raised in Mullens, WV, but has called Beckley home for over twenty years.  She and her husband have three sons, ages 13, 17, and 21, who keep them busy. 

Allona feels that she MUST stay active to support her lifestyle.  “I was tired of being tired all the time, and want to be the best version of myself for my family.”  Staying active helps her continue to lead a busy lifestyle without getting worn down. 

Allonna chose to volunteer with Active SWV because “Active SWV sees our vision of community within our REFIT classes.”  The partnership between Active SWV and the volunteers continues to grow, and Allonna also mentioned the support all Community Captains have for one another.  We take “community” in Community Captains literally. 

Allonna stays motivated through the instructors and participants in Beckley REFIT.  They motivate each other, and when she has to miss class she misses them.  

Allonna encourages everyone to get involved in an Active SWV activity, saying “Come for the exercise, leave with a friend.  Every program I have visited, you will feel welcome and at home.” 

You have plenty of chances to experience Beckley REFIT.  Classes are free, open to the public, and offered four times each week.  Check Active SWV’s website calendar for more information. 

You also have a chance to experience Beckley REFIT at an Active SWV Signature Event/Fundraiser in April.  Check out Ready, Sweat, Glow.  Tickets are available for $30. 

Finally, to join our amazing Community Captains program and begin offering free physical activity programs in your community, email