Fitness trend: A workout that benefits both you and your dog

Looking for a fun, new way to stay in shape? Why not try out a fitness class where dogs are

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Looking for a fun, new way to stay in shape? Why not try out a fitness class where dogs are welcome too!

While at Winter Woofstock last weekend, I was introduced to Woof-fit, a Toronto-based fitness program which offers 60-minute classes that incorporate your pup into your workout. The fitness program was created by Joanne Cooper, a certified personal trainer with a love of animals.

I think this is a great idea, and it’s a fun way to combine two things that are great for your health. And, while dog owners are already 34 percent likelier to be more active than those who don’t have a dog, woof-fit’s classes offer a unique way to work out with your pet. Owners will get assistance from a personal trainer, while pups get to benefit from the social atmosphere and exercise.

People (and dogs) at any level of fitness are welcome. Each class begins with a warm-up and combines cardio, endurance, resistance and core training. The combination of training and interactive games is a great way to revitalize your fitness routine if you’re feeling in a bit of a rut.

Both group classes and private sessions are available. For more details, visit woof-fit.com.

And tell us: What are some fun ways you and your pet stay active?

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