Stop Talking, Start Walking

A local mom leaves a “green print” on her community, one step at a time.

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    Darren Elms

Tabitha Harris is on a mission. Perhaps you’ve seen the mother of two pushing her urban duo mountain buggy stroller around the South Bay, a routine that has earned her the nickname “the walking machine.” Trading in her car for a pair of tennis shoes and some sidewalk-friendly wheels, Harris hopes her action inspires others “to stop talking about walking more and actually do it.”

Her campaign initiated a new walking program at Hermosa View that takes place every Wednesday. “We not only encourage parents and children to walk more but will enable children to connect with their environment, gain independence and road awareness, have healthy eating habits, exercise, bond with their parents and do well in school,” says Harris. “This walking lifestyle will contribute to their overall well-being and healthy habits going forward.”

During June and July, many local businesses along Hermosa Avenue and Pier Avenue will offer a 10% discount to walking customers who quote “Stop Talking, Start Walking.” Participants include The Gum Tree, Argentum Jewelry, 810, Ashley’s Deli, Sol Baby, Angel Nails, Anthology, Paciugo Gelato and many more.

For a complete list of retailers, visit the Beach Buzz blog at

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