Ladies who talk as they walk along the Altea-Albir seafront

SEAFRONT WALK: Companionship is as important as the exercise Photo credit: Angela Skinner

LOCAL LADIES MARINA BAJA began as a small walking group last October when Angela Skinner first arrived in Altea.

Newly-arrived after working in Dubai and Vietnam – that’s a story for another day – she believed it would be a good way of making friends, and she soon found that she was right, Angela told the Euro Weekly News.

Numbers have crept up and the group now has around 180 members, Angela said.

“As a nutritionist and lifestyle coach, connection and community play a big part in what I do.  A healthy diet and lifestyle are essential but having fun and laughing with likeminded people are just as essential,” she declared.

Around 40 members  – mainly British but whose nationalities reflect Altea’s cosmopolitan population – usually set out on the twice-weekly walks along the seafront between La Olla and Albir beach, Angela said.

“We all walk at a different rate and there is always time to chat, have fun and build up the relationships that are just as vital to healthy living as eating wisely and taking exercise,” she added.

Given the group’s rapid growth and popularity, Angela will soon start organising events that will include lunches out and workshops on preparing appetising meals, amongst other projects.

“Wholesome food and sensible eating can be delicious too,” said Angela who loves what she does and is passionate about banishing the idea that a healthy lifestyle needs to be boring.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]