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FitView – The Stride is Right

The Stride is Right

By Efren Martinez

Some run, others jog and some like to stride. Why not? It’s a healthy alternative to keep moving if running or jogging isn’t your thing. I guess striding isn’t really nothing new, it’s just a fancier way to say “walking”. Although some might say I’m more of a runner than a strider, I too enjoy striding along with the best of them. Doing so allows me to get my heart rate up to a healthy beat and also meet a very important age group in our society,  our Seniors. For me striding with seniors serves a double duty workout. I not only get the heart health fitness I need, I also get the knowledgeable enlighten of so many life experiences through delightful conversations. During my time at the YMCA many years ago I’d spend the day working out, lifting weights and teaching palates. When I wasn’t lifting weights or teaching a Pilates class I would just visit with many of my senior friends and talk about their own past life experiences. I was a listener knowing that I could learn a great deal from those who’ve walked several different paths in life and perhaps even try to avoid some roads that lead to unhappier times and beliefs in our Nation’s history. No matter your age, most of us can stride like the rest to help keep up our mobility and healthy lifestyle going. On Friday, September 7th,  I’d like to invite you to join me for The Modesto Rotary Senior Fun Walk at East La Loma Park.  They will have prizes, raffles, gifts and music by The Quake Mobile DJ to cater to the atmosphere. Most importantly you will have the opportunity to meet and greet a bunch of people who might just be seniors. Registration begins at 7:45 am and the walk begins at 8:00 am. For more information on this healthy Senior friendly Event, please contact our friends at The Modesto Rotary Club PH# 209 578-9999. The Stride Is Right!  Friends, let’s all remember what Bob Barker always said; “Please Help Control The Pet Population” “Spay & Neuter your Pets”

 

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.