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

Senior Centers
Organization: Anacortes Senior Center
Contact: Sally Hill
Address: 1701 22nd Street, Anacortes 98221
Phone: 360 293-7473
Fax: 360-293-7834
Activities: Silver Foxes Exercise Class, Yoga, indoor walking, Tai Chi, table tennis, line dancing, ballroom dance lessons
Website: http://www.skagitseniors.org
Organization: Burlington Senior Center
Contact: Kim Kelley
Address: 1011 Green Leaf Avenue, Burlington 98233
Phone: 360-755-0102
Activities: Yoga meets every Wednesday at 10 am, Tai Chi meets every Wednesday at 9 am, Please call for more schuduling information
Email: kimkelleybsc@verizon.net
Organization: Concrete Senior Center
Contact: Sara Pritchard, Director
Address: 45821 Railroad Street or P.O. Box 787, Concrete 98237
Phone: 360-853-8400
Activities: Exercise classes, foot care, nutrition lunch (Mon.-Thurs.)
Email: sarap@co.skagit.wa.us
Organization: LaConner Senior Center
Contact: Janet Gage, Volunteer
Address: Maple Center, 104 East Commercial, LaConner 98257
Phone: 360-466-3941
Activities: Walking group, wellness and physical activity classes
Organization: Mount Vernon Senior Center
Contact: Kristil Torset, Director
Address: 1401 Cleveland, Mount Vernon 98273
Phone: 360-336-5757
Activities: Exercise class, line dancing, T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), free blood pressure checks
Website: http://www.skagitseniors.org
Email: kristlt@co.skagit.wa.us
Organization: Sedro-Woolley Senior Center
Contact: Ellen Palmer, Director
Address: 715 Pacific Street, Sedro-Woolley 98284
Phone: 360-855-1531
Fax: 360-855-1056
Activities: YMCA Fit For Life, Tai Exercise Group, dancing
Email: ellenb@cnw.com