Crossover Participants of the Month Joe and Jenni Canterbury

Active Southern West Virginia’s variety of programs reach participants in schools, offices, communities, and places of worship. The Active SWV programs span all age groups with a variety of activities. Participants can cross over from one program to another with confidence knowing Active SWV values safety, acceptance, and support to build new skills.

Meet Joe and Jenni

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Now Accepting Volunteer Community Captains for 2019

Active SWV Community Captains lead free activities of interest to them, in places and times convenient to them and inviting for their families, friends and neighbors. This peer-to-peer approach enables every day people to become leaders of health in their communities.

What is a Community Captain?

Community Captians are ...

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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

She was ...

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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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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 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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Successful Fall Season for Active Southern West Virginia Kids Run Clubs

Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) Kids Run Clubs seek to help kids to develop an enjoyment and understanding of exercise, while learning healthy habits that extend beyond the program. Participants learn the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, team building, and techniques for being a healthy runner in a 6-8 week program that emphasizes confidence building and inclusivity.

“My favorite thing about Run Club is that it not only inspires the kids, but also inspires me, ...

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November Participant of the Month

Active SWV would like to introduce November’s Participant of the Month, Nathan Fell. His support and family participation at Mile Monday and of Active SWV in general goes a long way in being an example to the community. We are so proud and excited to have his support and interest in volunteering with Kids Run Clubs.

1. What motivated you to join an Active SWV ...

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