Welcome to Transforming Health through Relationships via In-Person and Virtual Environments (THRIVE)!


THRIVE offers individuals and families a spectrum of physical activity, wellness, nutrition, and social connection activities to improve one’s health (available in no tech, low tech, and high-tech formats). Activities can be done on 1:1 with your buddy, with family members/friends, neighbors, in a small group (virtual or face to face outside – adhering to social distancing). We know the physical and mental health of many in the community have been affected by COVID-19. 

Participants of all ages, skill levels, and abilities are encouraged to join! Our current THRIVEers range in age from 2 to 92.


THRIVE affords individuals the opportunity to transform one’s physical and/or mental/emotional health by:

  1. Connecting individuals to existing resources and opportunities in one’s community
  2. Turning their home into a personalized activity space
  3. Creating social connection and increasing one’s social capital through our THRIVE Community

Vehicles of Change: 

  • Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Wellness
  • Mentorship – mentees and mentors engage together on wellness journey 

Types of Offerings:

Below is our Calendar for September! (Click for a PDF copy. Previous: August, July, June, May, April)

THRIVE September 2021

Invest in your Health

The Shenandoah Valley Inclusive Wellness Coalition (SVIWC) is proud to offer THRIVE!

MyGuide by Mpower MeThis fall, SVIWC is partnering with MPower Me to integrate THRIVE into a user-customized platform called MyGuide  – video to learn more.

For most users, MyGuide is covered by Insurance – Please fill out the application form TODAY!
If approved for MyGuide, your one year subscription to THRIVE is included 🙂

Integrating THRIVE into MyGuide will allow users to access their physical activity, nutrition, and health promotion content, using customized assistive technology, from home, at school or work, and in the community.

Each THRIVE participant will have an annual subscription to the following: 

  • An assigned mentor/activity buddy/wellness coach; check out our TechMentor program
  • THRIVE physical activity, nutrition, and wellness library via MyGuide
  • Access to our monthly THRIVE Calendars
  • One year subscription to Exercise Buddy
  • Activity monitor for data collection, goal tracking, and reinforcement purposes
  • and More!

Our team of content experts and TechMentors are constantly building new content to support your physical and mental health journey!

For those interested in enrolling in THRIVE, please click here.

Sign up for August THRIVE programs and activities – Registration

If there are programs or activities that you would like to see added or as an instructor or organization you would like to offer, please don’t hesitate to reach out at

THRIVE Champions

Being a THRIVE Champion means:

The Shenandoah Valley Inclusive Wellness Coalition (SVIWC) loves to highlight and promote organizations that incorporate inclusive programming for individuals of all abilities. We also partner directly with these organizations to provide and coordinate one-time and ongoing inclusive events and activities, especially those underserved populations within our communities. SVIWC asks for is a small donation in exchange.

Champions can be anywhere – Local, statewide, across the country or around the world; yes we have champions providing content and opportunities virtually from every anywhere!
Become a THRIVE champion today!

Benefits to your organization:

  • Noted as a THRIVE Champion on SVIWC’s website
  • Organization highlight posted on SVIWC’s website
  • Intentional promotion of your organization’s activities as part of SVIWC’s outreach (e.g. bi-weekly e-blasts, newsletters, etc.) to expand the “reach” of your offerings/opportunities
  • Priority partnership for programming, events, and new opportunities
  • Direct and in-direct support from SVIWC team during development or implementation of inclusive programming

Current Champions 

Speech and Language Center: 

  • The Speech and Language Center has offered the SVIWC synchronous and asynchronous activities such a virtual scavenger hunt and Acts of Kindness bingo.

Waynesboro YMCA

  • The Waynesboro YMCA has offered both in-person as well as remote programming like stretch and move and yoga to get people of all ages and abilities moving and “grooving”.

Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation

  • The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation provides SVIWC with activity videos, encourages engagement in existing programming as well as opportunities to organize and host in-person and remote events alongside their staff.

How to become a Champion

Partnering with the SVIWC will expand the reach of your organization’s existing offerings as well as allow each organization pursue new avenues of impact.

To become a Champion, please contact