Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Fit with Fido


Last night, MMDR had our kickoff workout for our Pounds for Parvo Fitness Challenge! The turnout was great, in spite of the oodles of snow we've had lately, and everyone had a fantastic time. One of the participants wrote this about last night's session:

Ainsley made sure to make the workout challenging, but not impossible. She was really positive. The best part was at the end when we were doing different cardio moves around the room and one wall was "skipping" which most of us turned into the lazy childhood skip to catch our breath! I hurt today, but it's going to be worth it in 6 weeks! She also took measurements and our weight so that by the end of the 6 weeks she can show us our progress. 

MMDR Alumnus Digby enjoying the snow!
For those who didn't get a chance to sign up for Pounds for Parvo, we will still be posting a weekly workout idea for you to stay active with your dogs! Keeping your dog in shape is one of the most important things you can do for their health, especially as they age. 

This week's activity isn't much fun for humans, but it's a great workout and most dogs love to "help" us with it.

Snow Shoveling! 

This winter, put away the snowblower and pull out a shovel! Shoveling snow for an hour burns an impressive 550 calories! Your dog will love chasing the big bunches of snow around and will burn off some energy along with you. Make sure that you shovel safely, and use your knees (not your back!) to lift and take care when walking on icy walkways. 

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