Bainbridge Island, Washington

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 Bainbridge Island is a walking program for our community members who are 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.

The Walk with a Doc 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.

Aaryn Olesen, Chief Well-Being Officer, of HOLI-PHIT LLC had the opportunity to meet Dr. Sabgir at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine conference in 2018. She brought Walk with a Doc to her workplace in Maryland and has partnered with her husband, Dr. Matthew Olesen, DPT, to bring Walk with a Doc to their new home town of Bainbridge Island WA. We are so excited to meet you and walk together!

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Bainbridge Island, WA

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Upcoming Walks:
Walking every other Wednesday 12:00 PM beginning September 21, 2022!

Click here to sign the waiver before your 1st walk. Our chapter number is 4172

Walk Location:
Sakai Park – 7666 NE High School Rd. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (Meeting in front of the Aquatic Center across the street from Sakai Park)

Walk Leader:
Matthew Olesen, DPT

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