Dog Owners Can Get Fit While Walking Their Dogs

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A new video, "The Workout Walk with The Sensible Dog," provides dog owners with a solution for a common problem

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A new video, "The Workout Walk with The Sensible Dog," provides dog owners with a solution for a common problem. Too little time. Dog owners may ask themselves: "Do I walk my dog for 45 minutes or do I do the full exercise program that I need ?"

Both are important, but both take time. Now dog owners can do both -- at the same time. The solution offered by this video is a full body strength training exercise program that dog owners can do while they are walking their dog.

Many studies, including one reported in a 2006 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, have concluded that dog owners average almost twice the time walking in a week than do those without dogs. These same dog owners, however, seem to do less other exercise.

Producer of this video, Sally Achey, is an ordinary woman who found herself faced with this time problem. For relief from back pain, she was dedicated to the fitness program designed for her by Jamie Matta, owner of Fair Haven Fitness, a small town Vermont gym. Then an Australian Shepherd puppy named Tucker entered her life.

"It didn’t take me long to realize how important a 45 to 60 minute daily walk was for him. But that meant spending less time exercising at the gym. And that eventually meant that my back pain was coming back."

Sally again turned to Jamie, who redesigned her fitness program so that she could do a full body strength training exercise program, with hand weights, while walking Tucker.

"Tucker and I are both winners with this exercise program," she says.

She was so excited about this fitness program, Sally created this video so she could share it with other dog owners. (Or other walkers, who may not have dogs, but would like to get more exercise while they walk).

On "The Workout Walk with The Sensible Dog," Sally goes to Fair Haven Fitness for a class while Jamie teaches her the proper form and sequence for the exercises. Then Sally and Tucker go on a mini-tour of Vermont locations, as they practice what they’ve learned. The background music, Tucker’s Journey, was written by William Kelley, Jr. for this video. Sally says "this program will change the way you walk your dog."

The video "The Workout Walk with The Sensible Dog" is available at Tucker’s website, "The Sensible Dog" ( ). Sally and Tucker also welcome inquiries from retailers or those interested in booking them for a personal appearance.

Contact: Sally Achey
Company: Sachey Sales LLC
Phone: 802-235-2434
Fax: 802-235-2434


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