Appreciating Active SWV Volunteers 2019

Welcome to the 5th Active Southern West Virginia Volunteer Appreciation Awards! Thank you to our hosts at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, live music by “One For the Road”, and the staff at Active Southern West Virginia.

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December Participant of the Month: Dena Workman

Active Southern West Virginia is please to introduce you to Dena Workman, December Participant of the Month. We had a chat with Dena about how Active SWV indoor programs have an impact on her life and what she enjoys about being physically active with us.

Tell us about yourself.
I am a pleasantly seasoned young woman rapidly approaching 70 years young. I retired several years ago and promised myself to greet each day with laughter and love.
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Immune Boosters for Flu Season

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but your immune system can be delightful with these four tips. During flu and cold season, our immune system needs some extra attention to be ready to fight off viruses and infection during these winter months. A strong immune system is necessary so we can stay healthy and active throughout the holiday season. Optimal nutrition is key to boosting the immune system and providing protection against seasonal illnesses like the flu and ...

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Beckley Becoming a Bike Friendly Community

The City of Beckley applied to be recognized as a bicycle Friendly community through the League of American bicyclists.

For the past two years, Active Southern West Virginia and the Beckley Bike and Pedestrian Action Committee (BPAC) has focused their efforts in Beckley to make the community more accommodating ...

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December Community Captain of the Month

Active SWV would like to introduce you to Sarah Edwards, our December Community Captain of the Month. Sarah is a High Fitness instructor. High Fitness is a high energy mix of cardio and toning (arms, abs, legs). No equipment is used. All moves are easily modified making the class appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. With temperatures dropping our indoor programs will help to keep you moving through the winter.

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Town of Fayetteville WV Passes Complete Streets Policy

Congratulations Fayetteville, WV!

The Town of Fayetteville has recently joined a number of other cities around the New River Gorge region to adopt a Complete Streets policy. At special city council meeting the resolution passed; adding Fayetteville to the like of Mount Hope, Beckley, Oak Hill, and Hinton committing to increasing safe streets in our communities.

What are the benefits?

Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages ...

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