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K9 Fit Club Partners With Walk With a Doc


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People often start the new year with a plan to improve their health, but not everyone considers incorporating their pets into these goals, too.

K9 Fit Club has partnered with Walk With a Doc to host group walking events across the country on Saturday, Jan. 7 and 21, at 10 a.m.  Both dogs and their owners will have the opportunity to meet with master K9 Fit Club trainers and Walk With a Doc doctors in select cities across the country to take part in a group walk.

“Not only have both dogs and owners become a nation of couch potatoes, we want a quick fix for everything, from pills to the latest ‘new and improved program’ or the ‘magic’ gimmick to suddenly lose weight and get in shape,” said Tricia Montgomery, founder and CEO of Chicago-based K9 Fit Club. “The simple solution and the key for both is combining both nutrition and exercise, eat in moderation, eat healthier and exercise. Taking that first step is the key to you and your dog’s success. A little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing.”

The event is free and a great way for pet families to get up, get out and get moving, according to K9 Fit Club, which will be handing out swag to attendees. All participants—even those who are unable to attend an event but decide to get out and get moving on their own—are encouraged to spread the word and join the movement by sharing socially using #WWYD2017.

Walk With a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to affect behavior change in the clinical setting, Dr. Sabgir invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park on a spring Saturday morning. To his surprise, more than 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move.

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