April Participant of the Month: Cara Stewart

Active SWV staff and Community Captains have been working hard to provide alternatives to staying active while physically distancing. One of the current online challenges anyone can participate in is the Move Your Way, Southern WV Challenge – Extended Edition. This online challenge asks everyone to look through the Move Your Way(sm) educational website and use the Activity Tracker to make a plan for the week to meet ...

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Community of the Month: Helen, WV

As a new feature to our monthly newsletter, we will be highlighting a small coal-impacted community with the intent of introducing their residents and neighbors to the Active SWV mission of improving health through physical activity. Our nation once depended on the hard work of these communities to power the industrial revolution and we cannot forget their importance. And if, in the process, we can identify potential volunteer Community Captains in these ...

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Truck-Pull Tips from Phil Pfister

Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) is a non-profit organization working to remove barriers to physical activity in Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties by providing free physical activity programs in communities, parks, schools, local governments, and workplaces. This Truck-Pull Series is a way to fundraise to support these free program costs. Additional donations and sponsors are always welcome.

Phil Pfister, the World’s Strongest Man 2006, is a native West Virginian who offered his expertise in planning ...

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Active SWV Graduates 5 More [email protected] Sites. Will you be in the next class?

Did you know Active Southern West Virginia has a whole program dedicated to bringing wellness to workplaces? Yep, and at no cost. Active SWV offers training, resources, and technical assistance to help create your workplace wellness program.

Active SWV’s free CDC [email protected] training helps employers prioritize your health.

In fact, ...

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Kaymoor Trail Hike

Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate hike on the Kaymoor Trail. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, warm clothing, and rain gear.

Meet at the Brooklyn Trailhead: To reach the trailhead from Route 19, follow Route 16 south through the town of Fayetteville. Take a left on Gateway Road (sign indicates Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road for 4.6 miles and turn left at the sign for Cunard. Go 1.8 miles and turn left at both of the signs ...

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Appreciating Active SWV Volunteers 2019

Welcome to the 5th Active Southern West Virginia Volunteer Appreciation Awards! Thank you to our hosts at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, live music by “One For the Road”, and the staff at Active Southern West Virginia.

Everyone at this ...

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December Participant of the Month: Dena Workman

Active Southern West Virginia is please to introduce you to Dena Workman, December Participant of the Month. We had a chat with Dena about how Active SWV indoor programs have an impact on her life and what she enjoys about being physically active with us.

Tell us about yourself.
I am a pleasantly seasoned young woman rapidly approaching 70 years young. I retired several years ago and promised myself to greet each day with laughter and love.
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