Beth Hudspeth – February Community Captian of the Month

An Active Southern West Virginia Community Captain is a volunteer who is passionate about prioritizing physical activity. They are local individuals who make time in their lives to offer activities on a regular, dependable schedule for free. Often these individuals come to Active SWV without previous leadership experience, but quickly excel with safety training, guidance from our staff, and a large supportive community.

Every month a Community Captain is selected to receive honorable ...

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From Participant to Leaders

Active SWV Community Captains do such an amazing job of encouraging and inspiring their program participants some of them recently became Community Captains themselves at the 2019 Active SWV Community Captain training.

  • Amy Showalter
  • Beth Daniel
  • Lisa Adkins
  • Jacki Wright
  • Richard Accord
  • Barbra Accord
  • Beth Hudspeth
  • Wendi Sopher
  • Chris Graham
  • Vicki Aliff

These folks had such an inspiring ...

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Instructor Course: Stand Up Paddle Board

About Active SWV

Active Southern West Virginia offers free community physical activity programs to the residents of southern West Virginia. These efforts are made to remove barriers to an active lifestyle such as costs, location, skill set, safety, and motivation. Learn more about Active SWV here.

About the certification

The stand up paddle board program is in it’s fourth year at Active SWV providing volunteers a three tier structure. The top tier is the American Canoe Association Level 1-2 Stand Up ...

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Tai Chi Workshop

Join instructor Stephanie Harper and other Active SWV Community Captains to learn the ancient Chinese practice of Qigong (Tai Chi) by performing slow, focused movements and deep breathing exercises. Qigong is considered a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine that promotes the flow of energy by restoring and improving health in the body! Qigong (Tai Chi) movements are light, smooth, and slow, and appropriate for all fitness levels. It is designed ...

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ActiveSWV Training Team- 15K Trailrun

The goal of the Active Southern West Virginia Training Teams is to provide a fun, safe, social and effective training schedule to prepare runners for area events. The Active SWV Fayetteville Training Team began training for the October 10th Sticks & Stones 15K Trail Run on July 26th with the help of Training Team Coach Sarah Coffey. Sarah had competed in the Sticks & Stones 15K for the first time the year before in fall 2014 and is now training ...

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Training Team Participants Are Successful in Reaching Goals

We were not blessed with beautiful fall weather. I think we had Mr. Winter testing his entrance, but that didn’t stop a determined group of runners.

This past Saturday was the Rocket Boys Festival with a 5K & 10K race in Raleigh County. The Active SWV Training Team helped prepare area residents to compete.

Charlene joined the team on July 12th with the goal of getting back into running shape after taking many years off. Charlene achieved a personal record (PR) Saturday at ...

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