DIY Kids Run Club Sampler – Agility Course and More!

Kids Run Club Summer Sampler

Kids Run Clubs make exercise fun and allow kids to learn healthy skills while building their confidence in physical activity. The Kids Run Club Summer Sampler is a simplified version of the Kids Run Club program that retains each core element ...

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Adventure Days Participant of the Month – Caleb Carver

Active SWV is excited to announce our August participant of the Month, Caleb Carver! Caleb has been attending the Adventure Days in the Park series on Tuesdays in Fayetteville. Each week, Active SWV is at the park  with an obstacle course, warm-up and cool-down stations, ...

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Workplace Wellness for ALL

The concept of workplace wellness has been around for decades, and while nothing in the name insinuates wellness is only for certain work types, many still associate workplace wellness with white collar jobs.

As a result of Covid-19, the U.S. has highlighted who is considered essential workers. Many are those working physically demanding, low wage, and/or blue-collar jobs. Consider sanitation, manufacturing, agriculture, box stores, and fast food establishments as just a few examples. These workplaces are a great lens to see ...

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Community of the Month: Ansted, WV

Congratulations, Ansted, WV for being August’s Community of the Month.

Ansted is located along the Midland Trail on Route 60, overlooking the scenic New River Gorge. Ansted’s history is deeply rooted in the coal industry, but today Ansted may be best known as a tourism destination. Over the years, the town has seen many businesses close, and like so many former coal towns, is no longer quite the bustling epicenter it once was. However, with remote working capabilities on the rise, ...

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Kids Run Club Summer Sampler in the Park

Adventure: Fayette County is in partnership with Active Southern West Virginia, Coda Mountain Academy, Mountain Surf Paddle Sports, New River Association of Climbers, Fayette County Park, Fayette Prevention Coalition, New River Health Association, Fayette County Libraries and Bookmobile, Fayetteville Arts Coalition, ...

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Enjoying The Bounty Of Summer

Enjoying the Bounty of Summer

Lauren Weatherford, WVU Extension Agent, Fayette and Nicholas Counties

Ripe tomatoes, juicy berries and fresh corn are just some of the joys of summertime. Whether you pick them from a garden, visit the local farmers market or shop at the grocery store, fresh ...

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Mount Hope – July Community of the Month

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, so does the city of Mount Hope, West Virginia. Mount Hope is one of many coal impacted communities in southern West Virginia working to improve the quality of life for their decreasing populations while pivoting their economy. Active living assets and opportunities are strategies this city has set as a priority and Active Southern West Virginia is proud to be a partner in this important work.

Mount Hope Active Living Projects

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