Exceeding the Challenge – Local resident walks over 2000 miles in 2017!

In early 2017, Active Southern West Virginia Community Captain, Levi Moore, announced a challenge for any willing participants. The challenge was to walk, run, or hike 1000 miles and keep track of it before the end of the year. Throughout the year, the Active SWV Facebook group readily received updates from participants. I asked Levi a few questions about the Challenge:

Andy: Where did you get the idea for the 1000 Mile Challenge?
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Top 10 Active SWV Moments in 2017

The momentum continues to grow with more communities, schools, businesses, and government agencies recognizing the importance of physical activity. Here are the top 10 moments in 2017 nominated by our staff and attendees of the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards.

 

#10 Ribbon Cutting of Mount Hope Fitness Station and Trail

This ribbon cutting event in April brought a community together to celebrate the opening of the Phoenix Fitness Trail. Active SWV AmeriCorps VISTA, Andy Davis, spent the better part of 2016 working with ...

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Now Hiring: Active SWV Bike/Walk Trail Coordinator

Active Southern West Virginia (ActiveSWV) will be accepting applications for the third year of the Bike/Walk SWV AmeriCorps VISTA position. This position is made possible by the National Coal Heritage Area, AmeriCorps VISTA, and the support of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority.

About Active SWV

Active SWV was created to foster community-level programming targeted at improving access to physical activity opportunities. The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority received feedback from businesses looking to relocate to ...

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Hear From the Active SWV Kids Run Club Supervisor

Beginning running early is a key to success and beating childhood obesity, too. The Active Southern West Virginia Kids Run Club is a perfect example of how it gets started. Since its inception with one school three years ago, the program has now involved more than 1000 students and hundreds of adult volunteers. There have been 21 different Kids Run Clubs and two community groups. The program added five new school groups this fall alone.

Recently Emily ...

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December Community Captain of the Month

Active SWV would like to introduce the December Community Captain of the month, Lori Keller. Lori is the Community Captain of our Gentle Yoga Class. She had the time to answer a few questions for us about herself, what motivates her, and why you too should join an Active SWV free program.

Tell us about yourself, where are you ...

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December Participant of the Month.

Active Southern West Virginia would like to introduce you to the December Participant of the month, Mava Whitlock. Mava participates in Active SWV’s yoga classes with Community Captain Lori Keller. Mava is 82 years young and has been doing yoga two days a week for the last 12 years. Mava says “You are never too old to do a little bit of ...

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Successful Fall Season for Active Southern West Virginia Kids Run Clubs

Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) Kids Run Clubs seek to help kids to develop an enjoyment and understanding of exercise, while learning healthy habits that extend beyond the program. Participants learn the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, team building, and techniques for being a healthy runner in a 6-8 week program that emphasizes confidence building and inclusivity.

“My favorite thing about Run Club is that it not only inspires the kids, but also inspires me, ...

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November Participant of the Month

Active SWV would like to introduce November’s Participant of the Month, Nathan Fell. His support and family participation at Mile Monday and of Active SWV in general goes a long way in being an example to the community. We are so proud and excited to have his support and interest in volunteering with Kids Run Clubs.

1. What motivated you to join an Active SWV ...

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November Community Captain of the Month

This month we are highlighting Kate Miller as the November Community Captain of the Month. Kate leads Indoor Fitness Bootcamp, a weekly program, at Ansted Middle School. She is a shinning example of what it means to be a Community Captain due to her positive attitude and encouragement to others to be physically active. Take a minute to read a little more about Kate and why she is an inspiration to others.

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Bicycle Friendly State; West Virginia Receives Highest Ranking Yet

Hello West Virginia Bike/Pedestrian and Community Development professionals, advocates, and enthusiasts,

As some of you may know, the League of American Bicyclists released its 2017 Bicycle Friendly State rankings earlier this month. West Virginia received its highest ranking ever at 37th Place! Some of us got the inside scoop at the 2017 West Virginia Bike Summit, but the official release also included WV’s state report card with detailed feedback on how ...

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