Walking their way to fitness

The residents at Nature’s Edge Buderim are spoilt for choice when it comes to leisure activities.


An active social committee creates a jam-packed calendar of events and activities. There really is something for everyone.


The coastal walking group is a star attraction on the calendar. Every Tuesday and Friday, enthusiastic residents pile into the community’s mini bus, heading for Mooloolaba or Coolum beaches.


Some people enjoy walking along the sand while others are more comfortable on the coastal pathway. Afterwards, everyone meets at a café for coffee and conversation.


Making the most of the coast


Group founder Gail Price moved to Nature’s Edge Buderim from the Sunshine Coast hinterland because of its convenient location.


“We live in an amazing part of the coast and beach walking is so much fun. It’s such a popular activity that we are adding another day next month,” Gail said.


Resident Gerrie Taylor has always been an active walker. Her and husband Lyall take it in turns to drive the mini bus. They enjoy the exercise and interaction.


“Walking twice a week has helped my fitness and mobility,” Gerrie said. “Being in the sunshine and near the ocean improves my frame of mind. It’s peaceful and brings joy to my heart.”


So much to do


The facilities and social vibe of Nature’s Edge Buderim appealed to the couple, who celebrated a year in the community last month.


“We love the Leisure Centre and social activities – we often catch up with friends for a glass of wine on the rainforest deck,” Gerrie enthused.


“We go to the theatre, use the library and swim in the pool. Learning to bowl is next!”

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