Colorado Springs, Colorado

According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer! While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians.

This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the country. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and walk alone, with friends, a partner or family or with a group. It’s a personal preference.

City and State:
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Powered By:
Alpenglow Family Medicine
and
Ascend Physical Therapy

Upcoming Walks:
February 24th, 2018 at 10AM 

Location:
Palmer Park- meet at the Yucca Space at the top of the park

Directions:
-from the park entrance at the end of Paseo near Mark Reyner Stables: follow the paved road for half a mile, then take a left onto the dirt road at the sign for Lazy Land and Ute Crest/Yucca.   Follow the dirt road for quarter mile to the dead end and parking lot.  If the parking lot is full, there is room to park along the side of the dirt road.

-from the park entrance on Maizland near Academy: follow the paved road for 1 mile (do not bear left toward the overlook), and turn right onto the dirt road at the sign for Lazy Land and Ute Crest/Yucca.  Follow the dirt road for quarter mile to the dead end and parking lot.  If the parking lot is full, there is room to park along the side of the dirt road.

Lead Physician:

Dr. David Rogers

Contact Information:
719-345-1577
alpenglowmd@gmail.com