Cresco, Iowa

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 world. 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:
Cresco, IA

Powered By:
Regional Health Services of Howard County

Upcoming Walks:
Walking the 4th Saturday of every month from 9:30 – 10:30 AM!

Walk Locations:

May 2020 – Sept 2020 
Prairie’s Edge Nature Center- 11562 Valley Avenue Cresco, IA (Meet at shelter with picnic tables)

Oct 2020 – Apr 2021 
Cresco Fitness Center – 316 3rd Ave E, Cresco, IA 52136

Lead Physician:
Dr. Heine, Family Medicine

Contact Information:
Amanda Reicks
563-547-6644 or