Columbia, South Carolina

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 and 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. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare professional, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking. Walk your own pace and distance.

This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the world. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Our walking groups are a safe, fun, and FREE place to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends.

We are excited to have started the first Columbia, SC chapter of Walk with a Doc. After years of recommending that our patients get out and exercise, we are happy to have found an organization that will let our shoes do the talking! Feel free to bring your family, friends and neighbors – the more the merrier! Let’s get out there and get healthy!

City and State:
Columbia, South Carolina

Upcoming Walks:
Walking on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 9:00 AM! Visit us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Walk Locations:
Saluda Riverwalk – 650 Candi Lane, Columbia, SC 29210. It is off of Candi Lane near the zoo (turn right on Candi Lane off of Greystone Blvd.) There are bathrooms and parking is available.

*In case of inclement weather, we’ll walk at the Drew Wellness Center – 2101 Walker Solomon Way, Columbia, SC 29204

Click here to sign the waiver before your 1st walk. Our chapter number is 16028

Lead Physicians:
Melissa Boylan, MD, FAAFP
Victoria Leventis-Shew, DO
Andrea M. Pezzella, MD, FPMRS

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