Dogs and humans have been working side by side for centuries. How about a gym workout to build stronger bodies and dog human bond together?
Let’s back up.
In 2007 I was infected with West Nile Virus neuroinvasive and it has been a long road to healing. In 2016 I found a fitness trainer to help strengthen my core and nervous system that ultimately helped me get my body back. In early 2018 I found my mind and spirit again. What a feeling to be whole in body, mind and spirit!!! It is a journey learning how to listen and work with each part. Last week I was getting ready for the MS 150 bike ride and nursing an injury 2 weeks prior. As I was on the spin bike my body said ‘it did not want to give up the life it got back’. My spirit said ‘you will not lose that life but you need to rest’. My whole body shifted, I wanted to cry as I had listened to my inner child and held her.
This is what I have been doing for dogs since 2012. I listen to their inner spirit and help them work with their body challenges to live a great life, as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. They did daily exercises to heal their injuries from back, knee, and neck pain. K9 Fitness Works grew out of a passion to help dogs be stronger before injury.
One more piece of this creation.
Tina was my girl 2002-2013. She was by my side during WNV and she knew a relapse was coming before I did. We learned to work together so we both could enjoy life. She taught me how to communicate with dogs on a spiritual and body level. Dogs are drawn to my energy of healing and compassion for them by trying to cross the road to get to me.
Now I am combining all of these into a class to create stronger dogs and stronger humans through physical fitness creating a stronger bond. It is so beautiful!
We start with a warm up routine that can be done any time before your favorite activity. Then circuit 1 of exercises to strengthen up the core, legs, and bond. A 5 minute rest to pee and sniff. Then circuit 2 to continue flexibility and proprioception. Finish with a cool down to rest the body, mind, and spirit connection.
That sounds like good fun! I also teach Basic Dog Fitness class so you can feel confident what to do with your dog when you are in Fuzzy Gym Buddy Class.