Truck-Pull Tips from Phil Pfister

Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) is a non-profit organization working to remove barriers to physical activity in Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties by providing free physical activity programs in communities, parks, schools, local governments, and workplaces. This Truck-Pull Series is a way to fundraise to support these free program costs. Additional donations and sponsors are always welcome.

Phil Pfister, the World’s Strongest Man 2006, is a native West Virginian who offered his expertise in planning ...

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7 Kids Run Club FAQs

Have you heard of the Kids Run Club program, and are curious to know more about how it works? Keep reading! Active SWV is proud to have over 30 Kids Run Club locations all over Raleigh, Summers, Nicholas, and Fayette counties since the program began in 2015. In 2019 ...

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Active SWV Graduates 5 More [email protected] Sites. Will you be in the next class?

Did you know Active Southern West Virginia has a whole program dedicated to bringing wellness to workplaces? Yep, and at no cost. Active SWV offers training, resources, and technical assistance to help create your workplace wellness program.

Active SWV’s free CDC [email protected] training helps employers prioritize your health.

In fact, ...

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Finding Love By Getting Active

Active SWV is swooning over our participants falling in love and getting engaged.

This is the story of how they met at Water Aerobics. 

One of the benefits of joining any of the Active SWV free programs is the new people you meet and the friendships you gain. So many of our participants have reported the social aspect of the activities is one of their favorite parts. Exercising with others ...

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Ashley Thomas – February Participant of the Month

Active SWV is pleased to announce our February participant of the month – Ashley Thomas! Ashley has been attending the weekly Fayetteville running group on Wednesday evenings, led by Community Captain Beth Hudspeth. He has also been spending time on his ...

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Beth Hudspeth – February Community Captian of the Month

An Active Southern West Virginia Community Captain is a volunteer who is passionate about prioritizing physical activity. They are local individuals who make time in their lives to offer activities on a regular, dependable schedule for free. Often these individuals come to Active SWV without previous leadership experience, but quickly excel with safety training, guidance from our staff, and a large supportive community.

Every month a Community Captain is selected to receive honorable ...

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Less Screen Time and more Physical Activity! – How Children Benefit from Kids Run Clubs

At the beginning and end of each Kids Run Club season, youth participants fill out a pre and post survey answering questions about their activity levels, daily screen time, and confidence in their ability to be physically active. The collective survey data is analysed at the WVU ...

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