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

Clubs
Organization: Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County
Contact: Wendy Poulton
Address: 160 Cascade Place Suite #218, Burlington WA 98273
Phone: 360-840-3059
Fax: 360-404-2008
Facility Sites: •Mount Vernon • 428-6995
1100 North LaVenture Road
•Anacortes • 588-9045
2219 M Avenue
•La Conner • 466-3672
305 North 6th Street
•Sedro-Woolley • 856-1830
201 North Township Road
Activities: • Table games (pool, ping-pong, foosball, air hockey)
• Supervised drop-in outside play and recreation activities for ages 6-18
• Active field trips (roller skating, hiking)
Website: http://www.bgcskagit.org
Email: wpoulton@bgcskagit.org
Organization: Pacific Northwest Trail Association
Contact: Jon Knechtel
Address: PO Box 1817, Mount Vernon 98273
Phone: 360-854-9415
Fax: 360-854-7665
Activities: • Trail hiking and biking
• Trail development and maintenance
• Educational programs
Website: http://www.pnt.org/
Email: jknechtel@pnt.org
Organization: Skagit Audubon Society
Contact: Tim Manns, President
Address: P.O. Box 1101, Mount Vernon 98273
Phone: 360-336-8753
Activities: Serving young adults to senior. Offer birding field trips, camping, hiking group, monthly education programs and conservation advocacy.
Email: bctm@fidalgo.net
Organization: Skagit Valley Horseshoe Club
Contact: Ray DeBoer
Address: 16839 Calhoun Road, Mount Vernon 98273
Phone: 360-424-3379
Activities: Horseshoe instruction, games and tournaments for all ages.
Horseshoe pits are located at Skagit River Park on Whitmarsh Road
Website: http://svhorseshoeclub.yolasite.com/