Dawn Celapino, founder of Leash Your Fitness wants to bring out the healthy best in you and your dog. Heed her 5 tips to prevent boredom, burn more calories and gain more strength with your best workout buddy – your dog!
TIP 1: Make your dog walk during a workout walk. Incorporate exercises along the way to help with your upper body and leg strength.
TIP 2: Pick up the pace — don’t let rover pull you all over! Be in control and do a power walk or add hills to burn more calories.
TIP 3: Incorporate your dog during your stretching and yoga poses. Your dog reads your energy, so at the end of the day, try to do purposeful stretches and remain calm — your dog will follow suit.
TIP 4: Be creative when you exercise by taking your dog rollerblading, kayaking, hiking, surfing, etc. These activities break up the ho-hum routine of just doing daily walks.
TIP 5: Always incorporate dog commands and games during your workout. Mentally challenge your dog and make learning new things fun for the both of you.
** Please be a responsible parent and –- pick up after your dog!**
Learn more about how you can keep you and your dog fit and happy by checking out the Leash Your Fitness website. Care to share any of your dog-people workout tips/advice?