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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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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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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Active SWV Hires New Community Outreach Director

Active Southern West Virginia is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Ellis-Reid as Director – Community Outreach. Erin succeeds Becka Lee, who was instrumental in building the foundation of the Community Captain program.

A native of Wyoming County, Erin shares her home in Oak Hill with her husband and three children. For the past 13 years, Erin has served multiple roles at Ace Adventures; CPR/First Aid/ACA Swift Water Rescue certified, experience in ...

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September Community Captain of the Month

This month we are highlighting Community Captain, Linda Stein. Linda has been a part of our Active SWV community for quite some time, she only recently became a Community Captain in the Spring of 2017. Since becoming a Captain Linda has been involved with Get Active in the Park leading hikes all over the New River Gorge National River. It is clear that Linda enjoys sharing her passion for the outdoors with the community. Take a ...

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Active SWV Family Triathlon 2017 Recap

Run, Bike, Paddle to a Healthier Southern WV

The Active Southern West Virginia Family Triathlon held at Summersville Lake was a true testament to the support families across our region have when wanting to pursue healthy lifestyles. Active SWV staff and volunteers partnered with the Army Corps at Summersville Lake and their volunteers for a safe and smooth venue. Thank you to the event sponsors; UniCare, Nicholas County Health Department, Army Corps at Summersville Lake, Marathon Bikes, Adventures on ...

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Active SWV Job Posting

Active Southern West Virginia Community Outreach Director

Organization: Active Southern West Virginia
Location: Beckley, West Virginia. Serving Raleigh, Fayette, Summers, and Nicholas Counties.

Mission: Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to provide opportunities for physical exercise in southern West Virginia, thereby improving health and wellness of its citizens and workforce. In partnership with the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority, Active SWV operates programs within under-served ...

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August Community Captain of the Month

This month we are highlighting Community Captain, Mara Petretich! Mara is a Community Captain with Get Active in the Park, she leads both Mountain Biking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. She has the passion and drive to help others lead healthier and happier lives. Take some time to learn about her and how you can take steps to leading a healthier and happier lifestyle. Continue Reading →

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