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 Hiring Kids Run Club Director

Active Southern West Virginia Kids Run Club Program

The Active SWV Kids Run Program seeks to improve the health outcomes of southern West Virginian youth by empowering them with the opportunities, skills, and knowledge to be physically active. The central goal of the Active SWV Kids Run Club Program is to instill healthy habits in our area’s youth and to get them excited about running and physical activity. Active SWV believes that all West Virginian youth deserve to live happy, healthy ...

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Tips for Walking in the Rain

Active Southern West Virginia provides free physical activity opportunities and often these activities take place outdoors and year round. West Virginia is known for it’s rain forest like weather patterns and quickly changing conditions. Often times this can become a barrier to staying active on a regular schedule. Active SWV Community Captain Levi Moore has provided some tips for sticking with your activity plans rain or shine.

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Top 10 Active SWV Moments in 2017

The momentum continues to grow with more communities, schools, businesses, and government agencies recognizing the importance of physical activity. Here are the top 10 moments in 2017 nominated by our staff and attendees of the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards.

 

#10 Ribbon Cutting of Mount Hope Fitness Station and Trail

This ribbon cutting event in April brought a community together to celebrate the opening of the Phoenix Fitness Trail. Active SWV AmeriCorps VISTA, Andy Davis, spent the better part of 2016 working with ...

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Youth Essay Winner: Morgan Stover

We are excited to announce another winner of the Active SWV Bridge Day 5k Youth Essay Contest, Morgan Stover.

“What motivates me to be physically active is the feeling I get after I have successfully completed a workout or a good run. I run cross country and play softball for Liberty High School. These two sports help me not only stay physically active, but it helps my mental state.”

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Active SWV Family Triathlon 2017 Recap

Run, Bike, Paddle to a Healthier Southern WV

The Active Southern West Virginia Family Triathlon held at Summersville Lake was a true testament to the support families across our region have when wanting to pursue healthy lifestyles. Active SWV staff and volunteers partnered with the Army Corps at Summersville Lake and their volunteers for a safe and smooth venue. Thank you to the event sponsors; UniCare, Nicholas County Health Department, Army Corps at Summersville Lake, Marathon Bikes, Adventures on ...

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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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ActiveSWV Workplace Wellness Pilot Programs Update

Active Southern West Virginia knows the importance of improving the health of our current and future workforce. Improved health means an improved quality of life, productive workforce, and prosperous economy. The people of southern West Virginia deserve the opportunities to access safe physical activity, knowledge and access to fresh food, and supportive policies within their workplaces and communities.

The benefits of implementing a workplace wellness program are worth the investment in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating. Here are some statistics from Audrey ...

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Youth Essay Contest for the ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K

Active SWV Kids Run Clubs throughout southern West Virginia benefit from the ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K proceeds. You could be a part of the race across the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia during the state’s largest one day festival, Bridge Day! Active Southern West Virginia works hard to provide trained volunteer led programs year round throughout Raleigh, Summers, Nicholas and Fayette counties. This race is a celebration of that work and another great way for our local families to ...

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Winter Sports Demo Day

The Get Active in the Park program brings the New River Gorge community free instructional events as sample activities at a beginner level. The goal is to get more people comfortable and confident exploring the parks around them and to begin a lifestyle of more physical activity.
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