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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Word From The Wise: Hiking Tips From A Park Ranger To Keep You Safe And Having Fun

Expert Hiking Advice From a Park Ranger in the New River Gorge National River

The New River Gorge region has many hiking trails from beginner to advanced. You can follow rivers, hike along the top of gorges, make descents beside waterfalls and take easy strolls though beautiful forests. While the trails are typically simple to find and follow, West Virginia weather is notorious for being unpredictable. Being prepared for many different scenarios before setting out on your hike will help you ...

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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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REFIT®Beckley powered by Active SWV

 Join Community Captains and REFIT® instructor Jen and Amber for a free all level group fitness workout. REFIT® group fitness will take place every Monday at 6pm at The Place in Beckley. Join this fun a supportive group! 

“REFIT® is a life-changing group fitness experience that rocks your body, heart, and soul with powerful moves and positive music, to inspire you from the inside out. Powered by human connections, we turn boring, “have-to” workouts into a “can’t-miss” community fitness ...

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Active SWV Trail Work Day Nicholas County

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Help Active SWV maintain trails in our public lands! Active Southern West Virginia and the New River Gorge Trail Alliance are working together to maintain area hiking and biking trails as part of NRGTA’s $1.4 million ARC grant.

What: Maintain the Fork Mountain Trail in Monongahela National Forest. Work will involve digging a drainage ditch in the mud, and clipping and trimming vegetation away from the ...

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REFIT®Beckley powered by Active SWV

 Join Community Captains and REFIT® instructor Jen and Amber for a free all level group fitness workout. REFIT® group fitness will take place every Monday at 6pm at The Place in Beckley. Join this fun a supportive group! 

“REFIT® is a life-changing group fitness experience that rocks your body, heart, and soul with powerful moves and positive music, to inspire you from the inside out. Powered by human connections, we turn boring, “have-to” workouts into a “can’t-miss” community fitness ...

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Fall Colors Hike

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Explore the changing season along the New River’s edge on this 4.4 mile moderate hike. Led by Active Southern West Virginia Community Captains and National Park Service rangers, this hike will follow the Stonecliff Trail within New River Gorge National River.

**No reservations required

Directions:
From US 19 north of Beckley, take the Glen Jean-Thurmond exit.
Take an immediate left, and go 0.5 miles ...

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REFIT®Beckley powered by Active SWV

 Join Community Captains and REFIT® instructor Jen and Amber for a free all level group fitness workout. REFIT® group fitness will take place every Monday at 6pm at The Place in Beckley. Join this fun a supportive group! 

“REFIT® is a life-changing group fitness experience that rocks your body, heart, and soul with powerful moves and positive music, to inspire you from the inside out. Powered by human connections, we turn boring, “have-to” workouts into a “can’t-miss” community fitness ...

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