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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September Community Captain of the Month

This month we are highlighting Community Captain, Linda Stein. Linda has been a part of our Active SWV community for quite some time, she only recently became a Community Captain in the Spring of 2017. Since becoming a Captain Linda has been involved with Get Active in the Park leading hikes all over the New River Gorge National River. It is clear that Linda enjoys sharing her passion for the outdoors with the community. Take a ...

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Find Out What’s Happening in 2017

Active SWV wants you to know all the opportunities happening this year. This list will help you find free, family friendly activities great for beginners in Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties:

Webpage calendar We call this the “home base” of all our programs

Newsletter Sign Up Monthly updates and some special event announcements

Active Southern West Virginia Facebook Page

Active Southern West Virginia Bulletin Board Facebook Group

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March Community Captain of the Month

Rene Moore was born and raised in West Virginia. In 2001 she joined the Air Force moving her and her family all the way across the United States to the deserts of Arizona. They moved back in 2008 to care for her mother.

Rene and her husband, fellow Community Captain Levi Moore, started their active journey as a family after Levi started his journey to walk again. Rene became an Active SWV Community Captain after her husband started volunteering as a ...

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New River Humane Society Dog Walkers

Join Community Captain Wendy Scott at the New River River Humane Society Sunday at 3 pm. The July flood has deeply impacted the New River Humane Society and they need our help to get the dogs active! Come out and get your daily steps in by walking dogs!

You will not only be improving your health but you will improve the quality of life for the dogs by providing them with exercise and social interaction, this will help them get adopted.

“Walking dogs ...

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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.

New Year’s Resolution Bootcamp Fitness Group

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This group is led by Active SWV Community Captain, Kids Run Club Coach, and Ansted Middle School PE Teacher Kate Miller. Keep your New Year’s resolution to get active by joining this supportive group every Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm located at the Ansted Middle School. Community Captain Kate Miller will meet you in front of the gym.

Join her twice a week ...

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Introducing Community Captain Joe Jett

joe-jettThis month we are highlighting Community Captain Joe Jett to show our appreciation for his service and to showcase a little bit of his story.  We hope it will resonate with some of our readers and motivate them to start their journey toward a healthy and active lifestyle change. We strongly believe that without the hard work and dedication of our Community Captains our mission would be impossible to achieve. They are dedicated ...

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