ActiveSWV Workplace Wellness Pilot Programs Update

Active Southern West Virginia knows the importance of improving the health of our current and future workforce. Improved health means an improved quality of life, productive workforce, and prosperous economy. The people of southern West Virginia deserve the opportunities to access safe physical activity, knowledge and access to fresh food, and supportive policies within their workplaces and communities.

The benefits of implementing a workplace wellness program are worth the investment in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating. Here are some statistics from Audrey ...

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Hiring: ActiveSWV Development & Outreach VISTA Position

Active Southern West Virginia seeks to improve the health of southern West Virginians by increasing opportunities for physical activity. Our multifaceted approach includes Community Captains, trained community leaders who lead weekly physical activity groups within their communities; Kids Run Clubs, free, inclusive running programs in local elementary and middle schools; Bike Walk SWV, a program dedicated to improving the built environment with bike/walk infrastructure; Workplace Wellness, a program designed to help businesses create healthy workplaces; and the establishment of the New ...

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March Community Captain of the Month

Rene Moore was born and raised in West Virginia. In 2001 she joined the Air Force moving her and her family all the way across the United States to the deserts of Arizona. They moved back in 2008 to care for her mother.

Rene and her husband, fellow Community Captain Levi Moore, started their active journey as a family after Levi started his journey to walk again. Rene became an Active SWV Community Captain after her husband started volunteering as a ...

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Youth Essay Contest for the ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K

Active SWV Kids Run Clubs throughout southern West Virginia benefit from the ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K proceeds. You could be a part of the race across the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia during the state’s largest one day festival, Bridge Day! Active Southern West Virginia works hard to provide trained volunteer led programs year round throughout Raleigh, Summers, Nicholas and Fayette counties. This race is a celebration of that work and another great way for our local families to ...

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Active SWV’s Panera Bread Fundraising Night

Active Southern West Virginia is having a Fundraising Night at Panera Bread! Stop by the Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Beckley on March 16th, from 4:00pm-8:00pm, for a delicious bite to eat and to support Active SWV. 

 

When: Thursday, March 16th, 4:00pm-8:00pm

Where: 1410 N. Eisenhower Drive-Beckley, WV 25801

How: For a portion of your purchase to benefit Active SWV, you must present the Fundraising Night Flyer. You can download and print the flyer here: Active SWV Panera ...

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Double the Racers Approved for the 2017 ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K

The second annual Active SWV Bridge Day 5K will be held on October 21, 2017 to allow runners one day a year to race across the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. This year the Bridge Day Commission has approved the increase from 200 racers to 400 racers. Registration will open on March 1st so be sure to save the date!

Spaces will be limited so please mark interested in this Facebook event page to be ...

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Bicycle Friendly Community Application Submitted for Mount Hope, WV

The City of Mount Hope has applied to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community through the League of American Bicyclists. For the past year, the Active Southern West Virginia’s Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trail coordinator has focused his efforts in Mount Hope to make the community more accommodating for bicyclists and pedestrians. The goals of this partnership are in line with the mission of Active Southern West Virginia, to create more opportunities to be physically active for the residents ...

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Ansted Bootcamp with Community Captain Kate Miller

Always consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.

This group is led by Active SWV Community Captain, Kids Run Club Coach, and Ansted Middle School PE Teacher Kate Miller. Winter keeping you down? Join Kate for this FREE indoor fitness bootcamp every Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm located at the Ansted Middle School. Community Captain Kate Miller will meet you in front of the gym.

Join the “Active Southern West Virginia Bulletin Board” group on Facebook for up-to-the minute ...

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Collins Middle School

The Collins Middle School Run Club, powered by Active SWV, has been meeting to run 3 times a week throughout the winter. Although the cold weather keeps most people inside, this group has learned that the winter doesn’t have to hold them back. The group has been tough as nails getting active outside during these winter months, and volunteer coach and Collins Middle School teacher, Joe Lovell, makes it easy for them by teaching them about proper running ...

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Free Beginner Level Tai Chi

You’ve been asking questions and Joe Jett is giving answers!

What is Tai Chi? “Tai Chi is considered a part of Chinese medicine, that promotes the flow of Qi (Chi) or Vital Energy through the meridians, restoring and improving Health in the body!”

Is Tai Chi right for me? “Yang style Tai Chi movements are light, smooth, and slow, and appropriate for all fitness levels.”

Why should I take Tai Chi? “[Tai ...

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