Physical activity need not be vigorous to improve health, according to the latest Surgeon General's Report. Physical activity at a moderate level improves your mood and sense of well-being. It gives you more energy and helps control weight. It improves balance and bone and muscle strength, preventing falls and fractures. It helps you live longer independently.

There are lots of ways to be physically active in Skagit County. The list below is packed with information to help you find out what is available in your area. To update or add a listing call Liz McNett Crowl at 360-428-2331 or e-mail lcrowl@skagitvalleyhospital.org.

Aquatics
Baseball
Basketball
Bicycling
Bowling
Cheerleading
Clubs
Community Facilities
Dance
Educational Organizations
Fencing
Fitness Facilities and Programs
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Hospital Programs
Inclusion/Special Needs
Karate/Martial Arts
Lacrosse
Parks And Recreation
Pilates
Rugby
Senior Centers
Skating
Soccer
Softball
Sport Facilities
Tai Chi
Tennis
Volleyball
Walking And Running
Water Sports
Yoga

Bicycling
Organization: Bakerview BMX
Contact: Linda Brookings, Parks and Recreation Department; Jennifer and Jarrod Steinke; Scot Johnston
Phone: Parks and Rec: 360-336-6215; Jennifer: 360-540-2536; Jarrod: 360-540-2535; Scot: 360-739-4176; Special Event Hotline: 360-336-0631
Facility Sites: Facility is located at Bakerview Park, 1717 S 13th St in Mount Vernon, between the skate park and the sport center
Activities: Open track and racing for BMX bicycles. Full face helmets, long sleeve shirts, full length pants and shoes are required.
Website: www.bakerviewbmx.net
Organization: Skagit Bicycle Club
Contact: Greg Vlasak, President
Address: PO Box 363, Burlington 98233
Phone: 360-679-1062
Activities: Road and trail bicycling, no sweat rides (beginners), weekly group rides, trips, Century Ride
Website: www.skagitbicycleclub.org
Email: info@skagitbicycleclub.org
Organization: Tulip Country Bike Tours
Contact: Derek and Natalie Gustafson
Address: 13391 Avon Allen Rd Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: 360-424-7461
Fax: 360-424-7461
Activities: 4-6 hour bike tours through the Skagit Valley during the Tulip Festival (April) and summer months (June-October). Led by knowledgable, experienced guide. Food and all cycling equipment included.

Bicycle rentals also available.
Website: http://www.countrycycling.com
Email: info@countrycycling.com