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

Aquatics
Organization: ALSO SEE Riverside Health Club under Fitness Facilities
Organization: ALSO SEE Skagit Valley Family YMCA under Community Facilities
Organization: Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center
Contact: Marilyn Stadler, Executive Director
Address: 1603 22nd Street, Anacortes 98221
Phone: 360-293-0673
Fax: 360-299-2953
Activities: Aquatic for all ages. Fitness facility for adults
• Swimming pool with diving tank
• Cardio and resistance machines
• Recreational and fitness swimming
• Competitive swimming: masters, youth age-group
• Group aquatic classes: water aerobics, swimming instruction for all ages and levels, aquatic safety
• Group fitness classes: SilverSneakers®, Aerobics, step and strength training and personal training
Website: http://www.fidalgopool.com
Email: mstadler@fidalgopool.com
Organization: Soothing Waters
Contact: Liz Bart
Address: 5207 Filbert Lane Bow, WA 98232
Phone: 360-766-8403
Activities: Watsu: form of 1:1 warm water aquatic therapy benefitting the physical body and promoting deep relaxation and healing
Parent Child Group Swim Lessons (ages 3 months and up)
Private, semi-private or family Beginning Swim Instruction.

All services are offered in a beautiful, outdoor, quiet setting with a minimum pool temperature of 90 degrees for swim instruction and 94 degrees for Watsu sessions. Soothing Waters is a seasonal business operating from mid-March into early October.
Website: http://www.soothingwaters.net
Email: lizbart@wavecable.com