Do you like to work out? Would you love it if your dog could join you? This is the class for you! This class is all about working out FOR dogs WITH their people! We’ll be learning about canine fitness, body condition scoring, stretching, yoga, and more. Our focus will be on having fun while staying safe and learning ways to help prevent injury in our active dogs. No prerequisites required, even a pup and parent who have never worked out before will be welcome. We will also work on skills for turning our dogs into helpful workout partners instead of interruptions.
Trainer: Jessa Parker
This canine conditioning class will start with massage and stretching techniques to warm your pet’s muscles for a more beneficial workout. The athletic portion of the class will be circuit training using stability balls, fitness disks, cavalettis, balance boards, etc. to tone and trim your pet, and build your dog’s core muscles. This class will build strength, flexibility, and physical awareness as well as increase mental stimulation. The class ends with a cool down session of stretching. Your dog will leave feeling relaxed and joyful, resulting in an overall increase in the well-being of your dog.
Private lessons by appointment
Dr. Julie Mayer
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DVM, CVA, CVC, CCRP
Dr. Julie Mayer has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 20 years. She has dedicated most of her career to holistic medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Mayer owned Integrative Pet Care and operated Therapet, two rehabilitation and holistic centers in Illinois. Dr. Mayer was named one of “Chicago’s Best Vets” by Chicago Magazine and received the 2010 Iams Eukanuba AARV award for excellence in the field of Veterinary Rehabilitation.
Dr. Mayer is certified in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary chiropractic, canine rehabilitation, is a Reiki practitioner and continuously seeks education in the growing field of integrative care and physical rehabilitation. She has appeared on numerous network news programs, radio shows, hosted webinars, published articles, co-authored a book and she also serves as a guest lecturer at veterinary continuing education seminars on rehabilitation and complementary veterinary medicine. Dr. Mayer has also reached out to the general public by speaking at colleges and clubs on topics related to animal rehabilitation and holistic veterinary medicine. Dr. Mayer is a member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association, the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, the American Canine Sports Medicine Association, the American Association of Veterinary Nutrition, and many other veterinarian associations.
Dr. Julie Mayer works to combine conventional and complimentary treatment modalities providing the ultimate in an integrative healing experience for pets.