The 5 A’s To Improving Access to Physical Activity

Active SWV Works to Remove Barriers to Living an Active Lifestyle

What’s standing in your way?

You can improve your path to a successful active lifestyle by assessing the barriers you face on a daily level. This assessment can also be applied to family and friends whom you ...

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January Community Captains of the Month

Active SWV would like to highlight Aletha Stolar and Patsieann Misiti as January Community Captains of the Month.

Aletha and Patsieann will be hosting Qi gong classes every Saturday in January at Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Lansing. We asked Aletha and Patsieann to tell us a little about themselves; why they are physically active and what motivates them to give back to their communities. Learn more about being a Community Captain here.

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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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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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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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