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Pawsilates and Anxiety in Dogs on WGN Radio


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Andrea Metcalf, nationally known exercise-diet-health guru, who happens to be both based in Chicago and a dog lover talks about exercising with dogs on my Steve Dale’s Pet World show on WGN Radio.. Listen HERE as Andrea describes her new “thing,” called Pawsilates, held at StudiosFUSE (2215 N. Halsted St.) This is a gentle and fun way to work out with your dog, and enhance your pup’s social life too.

She says, “Working your waistline with your canine.” She says over 65 of U.S. citizens are overweight or obese and about half our dogs are overweight or obese.

The whole point is to walk with your dog, take your to partake in Pawsilates.  As a part of this, it’s more than exercise, even meditation with your dogs. She describes how we can tell if our dogs are truly overweight – sometimes it can be difficult to discern and how Pawsilates may make a difference.

While we’re all still sheltering in place, Metcalf is offering lots of online alternatives:

Morning workouts:
Monday – Friday starts March 23rd
09:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada)
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Meeting ID: 799 496 54
Evening Workouts:
Monday – Friday starts March 23rd
05:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
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Meeting ID: 381 886 004
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HEALTHY EATING 101 :
Time: Mar 23, 2020 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 245 439 97

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