By David Dawson
Baptist and Reflector
NASHVILLE — For many people, “going for a walk” is a leisurely activity.
For the members of the Striders Club, it’s serious business.
Each lap around the track at the Tusculum Hills Baptist Church family life center is purposeful for the roughly 100 individuals who make up the club. The members of the group keep detailed logs of their “mileage” and those who reach certain totals — milestones, you could say — are rewarded with various prizes, such as hats, T-shirts, jackets, and gift cards.
Granted, the club members have plenty of fun and fellowship while participating in the program. But the ultimate objective is exercise and fitness.
Created 10 years ago by Tusculum Hills Baptist Church minister of senior adults and recreation Bill Highsmith, the club is open to anyone above the age of the 16, but is predominantly comprised of senior adults. [Read more…]