April Participant of the Month: Cara Stewart

Active SWV staff and Community Captains have been working hard to provide alternatives to staying active while physically distancing. One of the current online challenges anyone can participate in is the Move Your Way, Southern WV Challenge – Extended Edition. This online challenge asks everyone to look through the Move Your Way(sm) educational website and use the Activity Tracker to make a plan for the week to meet ...

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Community of the Month: Helen, WV

As a new feature to our monthly newsletter, we will be highlighting a small coal-impacted community with the intent of introducing their residents and neighbors to the Active SWV mission of improving health through physical activity. Our nation once depended on the hard work of these communities to power the industrial revolution and we cannot forget their importance. And if, in the process, we can identify potential volunteer Community Captains in these ...

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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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January Community Captains of the Month

Active SWV is pleased to introduce you to Jill O’Dell and Susan Walker, our January Community Captains of the Month. We caught up with Jill and Susan to talk about thier experiences with Active SWV and any advice they could offer to participants or other people who may want to get more involved with Active SWV.

Learn more about Active SWV Community Captains here.

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