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

Water Sports
Organization: Anacortes Diving and Supply
Contact: Kelley or Bob Scarzafava
Address: 2502 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
Phone: 360-293-2070
Activities: Offer instruction in scuba and snorkling for beginner through advanced and instructor levels.
Website: http://www.anacortesdiving.com
Email: anadive@fidalgo.net
Organization: Blue Moon Explorations
Contact: Kathleen Grimbly
Address: 4658 Blank Road, Sedro-Woolley 98284
Phone: 360-856-5622
Activities: Sea kayaking, cross country skiing, yoga, and combination trips, ages 6 and up family trips, women's trips, etc.
Email: bluemoonexplore@gmail.com
Organization: Breakwater Ski School
Contact: Jeff
Address: 1500a East College Way, PMB 501, Mount Vernon
Phone: 360-422-9998
Facility Sites: Big Lake
Activities: Teaches skills needed for wakeboarding and water skiing of all kinds. Many ages taught. By appointment
Website: http://www.breakwaterski.com
Email: info@breakwaterski.com
Organization: Hole in the Wall Paddling Club
Contact: Marianne Banks - President
Activities: Kayaking Club promotes outdoor adventure, skill development, and safety for all ages and skill levels
Website: http://www.holeinthewallpaddlingclub.org
Organization: Island Outfitters
Contact: JT Whittaker, Manager
Address: 2403 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes 98221
Phone: 360-299-2300
Activities: Daily kayak tours, kayak rentals, instruction or lessons for beginners to advanced paddlers.
Website: www.seakayakshop.com
Email: gopaddle@seakayakshop.com
Organization: OARS-Old Anacortes Rowing and Sailing Society
Contact: Carlann Copps
Address: PO Box 414, Anacortes 98221
Phone: 360-293-0595
Activities: Fixed seat rowing in 21-foot fixed-seat four oared gigs and stretch wherry. Weekly membership meetings.
Website: http://www.oarss.org
Organization: Sea Explorer’s Program
Contact: Carl Frantz
Address: 1319 Erie Avenue, Anacortes 98221
Phone: 360-293-3407 or 360-770-3824(cell)
Activities: Fixed seat rowing for boys and girls ages 14 1/2 – 18. Instruction and competition, season is March to October, Sea Scout Ship Program, sailing for boys and girls ages 141/2 - 21