WELLNESS WEDNESDAY – 2018 WORKOUT TREND: WORKING OUT WITH PET

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY –  2018 WORKOUT TREND: WORKING OUT WITH PET

 

It’s Wednesday and with that comes a new wellness post! Since we are still in the first month of the new year we are going to stay on the new year resolution topic. It has been reported by YouGov that 37% of Americans made a commitment to exercise more in 2018. For pet owners this resolution may be a little easier to keep since one of the biggest workout trends of 2018 is expected to be exercising with your pet.

 

Did you know that according to research, dog owners tend to be more fit and exercise more than non-dog owners? Michigan State University did a study and found that dog owners are 34% more likely to get the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity a week. You can thank your dog for that. Dogs need a lot of physical activity such as walks and playtime. A lot of times dog owners don’t even realize they are exercising. Owners tend to see playtime and walks as quality time with their furry canine and nothing more.

 

One business that is positioning themselves to make the most of the trend toward working out with pets is Zoom Room, an L.A.-based indoor dog gym and training facility franchise that is geared toward active-lifestyle dog owners. Zoom Room is offering dog owners a variety of training classes that include agility, obedience, tricks training and more – in an atmosphere that is described as “a lot like an upscale gym or fitness center.”

 

With this exercise trend on the horizon lets hope that local gyms jump on the band wagon and start offering work out classes that are dog friendly. In the mean time, you can always find ways to incorporate your dog into your daily workout routine. Below are a few ways you can exercise with your furry friend.

 

  • Yoga
  • Treadmill
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Agility training
  • Running

 

We hope todays post will inspire you to start finding new ways to exercise with your dog. We love that this trend gives you the opportunity to get moving more and allows growth in your relationship with your pet. Let’s hope this trend is one that will stick around for a while!

 

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