Want to get Fit? Get a Dog!

Zeus the pit bull helps his owner slog through interval training and military crawls, Goldie and her master enjoy Tai Chi together and Izzie the three-legged shih tzu can’t hike up the mountain but she acts as a hand weight for her owner’s bicep curl.

Experts say a dog may be man’s best fitness friend, and dog-and-master workouts don’t have to be limited to a run on the beach or a Frisbee toss.

“Unlike humans, their motivation never peters out. Dogs don’t drop off one by one, like other fitness buddies,” said Dr. Marty Becker, an Idaho-based veterinarian and author of “Fitness Unleashed: A Dog and Owner’s Guide to Losing Weight and Gaining Health Together.”

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