Sandpoint, Idaho

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.

*Funding made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and does not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.

City and State:
Sandpoint, Idaho

Powered By:
Bonner County Coalition for Health

2018-2019 Walks:
Click Here for a printable schedule and list of healthcare professionals!

1st and 3rd Saturday of every month @ 8:00 AM
Sandcreek Trail- meet at City beach parking lot
Dr. Ronald Jenkins, MD and other healthcare professionals

Every Thursday @ 5:15 PM
Sandcreek Trail- meet at City beach parking lot
Jane Hoover, NP

Every Wednesday @ 4:30 PM
Teens 13-18
Kaniksu Pediatrics @ 420 N 2nd Ave
Mallory Ely, LCSW

Walk Leaders:
Dr. Ronald Jenkins, MD
Jane Hoover, NP
Mallory Ely, LCSW

Contact Information:
(208) 263-5159