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Regina dogs and owners break a sweat at 'Bow Wow Bootcamp'

You can bring your dog to this boot camp in Regina

You can bring your dog to this boot camp in Regina

Pets and participants meet in the morning and evening on Tuesdays for LG Fitness' Bow Wow Bootcamp. (Roxanna Woloshyn/CBC)

It's not always easy squeezing exercise for you and your dog into your daily schedule, but a fitness studio in Regina has found a fun way to incorporate both.

LG Fitness has started a 'Bow Wow Bootcamp' that meets for two sessions every week in Regina's Douglas Park. It allows people to work out, while spending time with their furry friend. 

"It's a good way to bring your dog out, and get them active as well as you, so it's kind of a two-for-one," says LG trainer, Lindsay Nicholson. 

Elsa Bolen says her dog loves it just as much as she does. 

"We do all kinds of things from running up and down the hill. We do jumping jacks, burpees, pushups, squats, sprints-- pretty much anything at all you can think of without weights," Bolen said. "Being able to bring my dog with me helps us to interact with each other and grow our relationship."

Nicholson says, from what she can tell, the dogs love it. And it helps people better fit their canine companion into their schedule. 

"Lots of times you think, 'I need to take my dog for a walk,' but you don't have time. But this way, you both get some exercise and everybody wins," she said. 

The boot camp meets at 5:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. CST every Tuesday at the bottom of the hill in Douglas Park. You can drop in on a class or sign up at LGfitness.ca. 

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