Stand Up For Healthy Communities

The New River Gorge Stand Up Paddle Board Race powered by Active Southern West Virginia

Active Southern West Virginia’s mission is to increase opportunity for physical activity. With an executive director who has a life long passion for paddle sports, it is easy to see the connection between the world’s fastest growing paddle sport, SUP, and the mission to increase access in southern West Virginia. This year the New River Gorge SUP Race offered multiple races to appeal to ...

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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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Volunteer Director Announcement

The Active SWV team wishes Becka Lee all the best in her personal pursuits as she leaves the position of Volunteer Director. The friendships will continue and she leaves knowing this experience helped enrich her life as much as she enriched others.

Becka Lee has led our Community Captains in reaching many goals, facilitating the mission of improving health and wellness throughout communities in southern West Virginia. The trust Becka has built with each Community Captain volunteer ...

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Make an Impact: Assist an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach

Active SWV Kids Run Clubs. Be a part of the movement.

Looking to improve your own fitness AND volunteer at the same time? Ready to share your love for physical activity with others? Be an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach!

We need you!

Active SWV is looking for community members to serve as ...

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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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July Community Captains of the Month

This month we are highlighting two all-star Community Captains! Meet Jennifer Bledsoe and Amber Fuller, two Active SWV Community Captains and REFIT® instructors. They have the passion and drive to help others lead healthier and happier lives. Take some time to learn about these leaders and how you can take steps to leading a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Catch Jennifer and Amber’s REFIT® classes every Monday and Tuesday at 6pm in Beckley.

REFIT® Monday at 6pm ...

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Welcome New VISTA for Active SWV, Emily Wilkinson

Active Southern West Virginia is very pleased to announce the start of our new AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America) member, Emily Wilkinson, this week. Emily will be serving with Active SWV for the next year to sustain and grow the Active SWV Kids Run Clubs, devote time to broadening the Active SWV Workplace Wellness program, and contribute her passion and public health skills to all ...

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Mount Hope Elementary Run Club

The Mount Hope Elementary Run Club takes place every morning before the start of school. As kids arrive at school and finish their breakfast, they are allowed into the gym for morning walking or running laps. Whenever they’re ready to join, they follow short warmup instructions provided by P.E. Teacher, Fred Burton. When time is up, all students sit together for some cool down stretches.

Mount Hope Elementary teacher, Clifford Sullivan, explained how the morning laps helps the kids get their ...

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