Active Southern West Virginia provides opportunities for physical activity to improve the health of all people in southern West Virginia. This mission will improve the health of the workforce and expand leadership skills in the small communities of Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties. This work is facilitated through 4 program areas; Community Captains, Kids Run Clubs, Bike/Walk SWV, and Workplace Wellness. Volunteers, partners, funders, and participants are weaved across our region encouraging their friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to be physically active on a regular schedule. This work is supported by donations, grants, and Active SWV hosted Signature Events. Please visit the many free ways you can increase your physical activity on a weekly basis.

Online Tools:

Move Your Way Physical Activity Tracker – The Move Your Way tools, videos, and fact sheets on this page have tips that make it easier to get a little more active. And small changes can add up to big health benefits!

Safe Ways To Stay Active – Active SWV is committed to the health and well-being of southern West Virginians. At this time we are unable to have in person meeting locations for group physical activity. One this page you can access links to resources for FREE physical activity, educational tools, and community resources.

Kids Activity Blog – In lieu of our usual programming, on this page you can access links to resources for FREE physical activities and educational tools to keep kids moving.

Smith, Jordan. (2020, March 23). How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns. Bicycling. https://www.bicycling.com/news/a31469228/cycling-during-coronavirus/

Bentley, Leann. (2020, March 23). Gym Closed? Here are some healthy alternatives. https://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/postings/2020/03/coronavirus-gym-alternatives.php

Kids Run RVA – Sports Backers in Richmond, VA. Warm ups, exercises, and stretches.

Fitness Warriors – Sports Backers in Richmond, VA. Certified volunteer led workout classes.

 

Active SWV Volunteer Community Captain Resources:

Chair Fitness video with Community Captain Crysty

Trail Maps for Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties

Stroller Friendly Trails

Weekday home or work Workout Cards designed by Community Captain Kate Miller, MEd in Health and Physical Education, ATC, B.S. Athletic Training/Health Promotion and Education.

Active SWV Bulletin Board Facebook Group Page