Some of life's greatest pleasures, such as exercising, chasing squirrels, sleeping 15 hours a day, and barking at ghosts, are simply more fun to do with your dog than alone. Get closer to your furry friends with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for five cross-training fitness circuit classes with your dog (a $95 value)
- $65 for ten cross-training fitness circuit classes with your dog (a $175 value)
Students are encouraged to bring their dog, water, clean-up bags, a mat or towel, and comfortable clothing. No dog treats or personal dogs toys allowed. Hour-long classes meet Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 a.m., and Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Go Fetch Run
"A tired dog is a good dog," says Angi Aramburu, fitness trainer and mastermind behind Go Fetch Run, a unique fitness program where man's best friend becomes man's best exercise partner. The concept, which dawned on Ms. Aramburu after her successful stint instructing the parent-baby workout class Stroller Strides, shortens the leash between pet and owner in a series of intense exercises at scenic Prospect Park. In boot camps set at twilight and dusk, pairs form even tighter bonds in intense total-body conditioning exercises that take advantage of two- and four-legged dynamics. In strength training, agility, core work, and cardio exercises, panting partners take to the park's hills in training sessions that improve the temperament of both species with positive reinforcement. Like a Westminster Dog Show crossbred with the X-Games, the workouts also feature a "Down and Dirty Obstacle Course" where dog-owner teams slalom across pylons, hop rope ladders, crawl through tunnels, and jump through hoops. For those who shy from boot-camp intensity, Go Fetch Run also offers a weekly run/walk with the Woof Pack, which is broken into groups depending on the pair's desired speed.