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Work Out Like A Dog
Thu 2 February 2017, 07:30 – 08:15 GMT
The classes are free but please visit www.bluecross.org.uk/donate if you would like to make a donation.
Pet charity Blue Cross and qualified PT and fitness instructor Born Barikor, have designed the world’s first exercise class where humans exclusively perform exercises typically reserved for dogs.
All of the exercises in the 45-minute Work Out Like A Dog aerobic and conditioning class have either been adapted from a dog’s favourite exercises or have been directly inspired by man’s best friend. They include HIIT* ball fetch, tug-of-war and frisbee.The Work Out Like A Dog class consists of:
- WARM UP (8mins): consisting of agility, obstacle course and hurdle exercises
- TRICK CIRCUIT (10mins): get up, down, rollover, sit, and stay your way through squats, planks and more
- GAMES (15 mins): a round of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) ball fetching, frisbee and tug-of-war
- COOL DOWN(WARD) DOG (3-4 mins): stretch and end with a Howl of Happiness!
The class was commissioned by Blue Cross to raise awareness of how exercise keeps dogs healthy and happy, as high numbers of dogs arrive at the Blue Cross centres across the country due to behavioural needs stemmed from under-stimulus or lack of appropriate activities and exercise
What can I bring into the event?
Please arrive in your workout gear 15 minutes early - all equipment will be provided. Make sure you wrap up warm
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Will there be dogs taking part in the session?
Please note, there will be no dogs taking part in the session - this is a workout for humans, inspired by dogs