Water Aerobics is Making a Big Slash in August

Active SWV has had the dream of offering a free water aerobics program in our area for a long time. With the help of the community, we have made that dream a reality every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am at Hawks Nest State Park. So, we wanted to highlight two of the people that made our dreams come true in offering this program to the residents in our region.

August Community Captain of the Month Crysty Linkenhoker

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July Community Captain of the Month

Active SWV is pleased to highlight Jennifer Scott as the July Community Captain of the Month. Jennifer volunteers to lead stand up paddle boarding for Active SWV because she loves to introduce people to water activity.

Jennifer is originally from Mercer County and now lives in Fayetteville with her family. She started volunteering with Active SWV because she didn’t know a lot of people in the area and wanted to get involved with the community. She appreciates the organization ...

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Creating a Bike/Walk Community: What is a BPAC?

Chances are, if you are reading this, you may be interested in making your community a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly place. This will be a much easier process if you can work with others who are also interested in community improvements. Finding the right leaders to champion the cause can make all the difference. No one can guarantee ...

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Word From The Wise: Hiking Tips From A Park Ranger To Keep You Safe And Having Fun

Expert Hiking Advice From a Park Ranger in the New River Gorge National River

The New River Gorge region has many hiking trails from beginner to advanced. You can follow rivers, hike along the top of gorges, make descents beside waterfalls and take easy strolls though beautiful forests. While the trails are typically simple to find and follow, West Virginia weather is notorious for being unpredictable. Being prepared for many different scenarios before setting out on your hike will help you ...

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Active SWV Community Engagement Assistant Molly Wolff

Molly Wolff joins the Active SWV team on a part time basis to contribute media and communication support along with photography and graphic design. Molly brings an education in Physical Education and Recreation Administration from Southern Virginia University with life experience in youth sports programming, assisting children with special needs in recreation, tourism marketing assistance, and owning a photography business. Molly is a resident of Scarbro, West Virginia with her family.

The mission of Active Southern West Virginia to increase opportunities for ...

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Active SWV State Parks Tour 2018

 

Active SWV is proud to announce a new partnership with West Virginia State Parks in the New River Gorge region. Active SWV will be hosting First Sunday Hikes led by Community Captains Levi and Rene Moore at participating state parks in our region. This collaboration will bring opportunities to offer other Active SWV programs in ...

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Active SWV Walking Groups

March means spring in West Virginia and spring means warmer temperatures and nicer weather for walking outside. Active SWV is challenging communities to start their very own hometown walking groups. Walking is a great, easy, and effective way to exercise. Walking groups are suitable for all ages and ability levels, so everyone ...

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March Participant of the Month: Mike Fox

Image may contain: 8 people, people smiling, people standingActive SWV would like to introduce you to the March Participant of the Month, Mike Fox. Mike is an active member of his community and has really enjoyed Active SWV’s Tai Chi program. We asked Mike to tell us a little bit about himself and his motivations for being physically active.

Tell us a little about yourself.
I have lived in southern West Virginia my entire life. I ...

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March Community Captain of the Month: Aletha Stolar

Active SWV is pleased to announce Aletha Stolar as March Community Captain of the month.

Aletha is the Community Captain for our brand new Tai Chi class that will begin March 3rd at 10am in the Bellann Building in Oak Hill. We asked Aletha to tell us a little about herself and why she is physically active.

Tell us about yourself, where are you ...

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