July Community Captain of the Month: Hilary Nicolau

Active Southern West Virginia takes great pride in its Community Captains. We strongly believe that without them our mission would be impossible. They are dedicated to making their communities a happier, healthier, and an altogether brighter place to live. We are forever grateful for their service and passion for creating equal and free opportunities for their community members to participate in. This month we are highlighting the accomplishments of our ...

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Wanted: Walking Group Leaders

The benefits of walking are immense. Imagine if there was a magic medication that could reduce risk factors for dementia and mental decline, halve the risk for Type 2 Diabetes, decrease risk for cardiovascular disease, reduce stress, cholesterol, and blood pressure, help curb painful symptoms associated with arthritis, and prevent anxiety and depression. That stuff would be flying off the shelves! The good news is, this prescription is free; just ...

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Active SWV Training Teams

Active Southern West Virginia would like to announce that we have three newly created Training Teams. Active SWV Training Teams are a free service providing safe and effective training guidance and the encouragement needed to train up to area events. It is meant to be a safe environment for new runners looking for guidance as well as a place experienced runners can come for fine tuning or just for a social group to run with.

Beckley Training Team

Owner of the ...

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A Call to Action

Active Southern West Virginia believes healthy lifestyles contribute to a better economy and community. Every day, we train Community Captains to run exercise programs because we believe capacity building is vital to our mission and sustainability lies with giving the community the power to create their own active lifestyle.

We are currently in search of motivated leaders in all the communities that encompass Fayette, Raleigh, Nicholas, and Summers that are willing to lead their friends, family, and neighbors in weekly or ...

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WVU Summer Steps Program

West Virginia University Extension Service’s Office is hosting their Summer Steps program for the fourth year. The goal of this program is to get West Virginians active by prompting a competition among the counties for most steps logged.

The competition runs June 1st through August 31st. “Individuals across the state can register, indicate the county they wish their mileage to count toward, and track their personal mileage through WVU Extension’s online tracker at fh.ext.wvu.edu.”

This is a great opportunity to start your ...

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Active SWV Training Teams

Beckley Chamber Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K Training Teams sponsored by the YMCA of Southern West Virginia and powered by ActiveSWV.

Do you want to train toward running a marathon or a 10K but don’t know how to get started? Active Southern WV, in partnership with the YMCA of Southern West Virginia, is now organizing Training Teams leading up to the Beckley Chamber Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K schedule for the Fall. Your Training Team participation ...

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Spring is finally HERE!

Spring could not get here fast enough with the launch of Active Southern WV in 2015. With our mission of giving residents more opportunities to get physically active, we have found many eager partners to contribute their resources to our friends, neighbors, families and coworkers.

During the week of April 12-18 you will find many adventures to join throughout Raleigh, Fayette and Nicholas counties that we will highlight below. Throughout the state of WV a new initiative coming out of ...

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