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Annual Warrior Nation Celebration

Once per year, everyone who touches the Fitness Warriors program – from our class participants, to the Warriors themselves, to our funding partners, and everyone in between – gathers under one roof to celebrate the impact being made in the community and set the stage for the work to be done throughout the year. There are superlatives and special awards […]

Become a Host Site

“Seeing people who normally never exercise suddenly have the access to a free workout in a safe space feels like a big win.” – Hull Street Library We partner with schools, community centers, churches, senior centers, health clinics, and other community organizations to offer FREE weekly fitness classes in the communities that need them the most. Partners host Fitness Warriors, giving their communities […]

Train to be a Warrior

“The Fitness Warriors program is an amazing platform.  Through this initiative, lives are being changed.  As Warriors, we’re tackling the important public health issues in our communities.  This program is making a difference.” – Terrica Woolridge, Warriors 2nd Class Warriors are community fitness leaders who have a heart for the community, a passion for fitness, and are dedicated to improving […]

Exercise Prescription Program

Did you know that exercise is medicine? Well it is indeed.  Exercising helps to lower your blood pressure and you reap the benefits of physical activity just by getting active.  In other words, you don’t have to lose weight or get fit to experience the medicinal qualities of exercise – you just have to get moving!  In fact, research has […]

Active RVA at School

Active RVA at School Making school communities active has a wide range of benefits for students, faculty, families, and the school community as a whole. Use the best practices and other pages in this section to get started on creating a culture of activity and wellness at your school, or just find a few ways to implement new programs and ideas […]

Recess Coaching

  Using energy, imagination, and proven techniques, Recess Coaches cultivate an inclusive environment that encourages all children to participate regardless of athletic ability, weight, or disability. Using basic supplies such as balls, jump ropes, and cones, the Coaches participate in recess every day by leading play activities that foster physical, social, and emotional development of the children. Improved play time has the wellness benefit […]

Read and Ride

Best Practice: Read and Ride One way to integrate physical activity in a school setting is by creating a Read and Ride program. Putting an exercise bike in a classroom can provide teachers an outlet of activity for their students. Children can use the exercise bike when they complete their classwork, as a center, for a reward, to release some […]

Exercise Balls

Best Practices: Exercise Balls All teachers work to get their students under control at their desks so that they can focus on school. Using exercise balls instead of chairs can help with getting the wiggles out. Students who slouch in their chairs or even doze during lessons can change dramatically after sitting on stability balls for several weeks. The plastic […]

Active RVA at Work

Active RVA at Work Whether you’re a small, midsize, or large company, it’s more important than ever to ramp up wellness initiatives at your office. Workplace wellness programs can transform business cultures, inspire creativity and productivity, and change lives. So don’t wait any longer to start or improve wellness initiatives. Building active workplaces has benefits in almost every direction. Here’s what getting active […]

Active RVA Certification and Awards

Created in 2013, the Active RVA Certification and Awards program recognizes the Richmond region’s exceptional employers, schools, and early childhood education providers that are implementing innovative programs to promote physical activity. Hundreds of organizations have earned Active RVA Certification for their embrace of active living. The Active RVA Awards are part of the Movement Makers Active Living Summit, which brings […]