Hey guys, I hope you’re having an amazing day! 🙂 So as promised in my last article, today I will be writing about the gym that we ended up joining and why it definitely wasn’t one of those “those” moments. =P It took us a while to make a final decision on which club we should go with, mostly because it’s a bit of a daunting experience doing your research in the beginning when you don’t know any better. At the end of our journey we went for Fetch, mainly due to location and what they had on offer (and this is something that will come up later).
So just another disclaimer before I begin, this post is not intended for those who are looking to join a gym with the sole purpose of getting fit. I’m not saying that it’s impossible, but this is meant more as an encouragement/tips for those who wants to workout alongside their pups!
So here goes!
When you first arrive at any new facility, there will be a tour. This is to show you the place and make sure that there are no future mishaps (trust me, they WILL occur if your furry friend isn’t well versed in this type of environment). When we signed up at Fetch, one thing that I learned was that our membership covered us and our dogs! This means we could workout together, no extra fees for little missy.
The first thing you’ll notice at this gym is that there are loads of people working out with their dogs. It’s q uite incredible how many people incorporate their pups into their workouts! There were all sorts of breeds and mix breeds, some quite big and others small. Of course, this is an open space so there’s no issues with having your dog running freely around, which is something I was obviously concerned about. At the end of the day, the only thing that you have to remember is that dogs are dogs and they will be having fun during their visit!
I think it goes without saying that Fetch has a great selection of equipment, loads of it! And I don’t mean the typical stuff that you find in every other gym either. This is a dog specific gym so they have all sorts of features for us humans to take advantage off! You can get your heart rate up with their stair stepper or rebounder trampoline. If you’re more in the mood for weights, they have that too! They also have areas for yoga or just stretching.
Another thing that I found extremely impressive was the number of people working with their dogs. There are classes throughout the day on Mondays to Fridays, but they are very flexible in accommodating your schedule if you ask nicely enough. This is definitely the norm at Fetch, they are really trying to promote dog fitness and getting us into that mode! Of course the pups also get tired throughout the day, so there’s always an area where you can reward your buddy for a job well done.