Friday, July 26, 2013

Our Workout with Dolvett and a Wellness Giveaway from Banfield!

All of us with small dogs were on the near side of this photo while the
larger dogs were on the far side.  For this drill, the small dog folks held
their dogs (like a weight) while doing squats! That's me (in the
turquoise shirt and black shorts) in the middle with Rocco.

Last week we wrote about how we planned to attend a workout with Dolvett Quince, from the Biggest Loser, and Banfield Pet Hospital. The two teamed together to help get people and their pets more healthy, active and fit.

Today, we're going to tell you all about our experience AND we have a great giveaway to help keep your pet healthy from Banfield! Read all the way down to learn more about the Optimum Wellness Plan from Banfield and how you can enter to win one! 

First, Dolvett is a super nice guy and he posed for photos with everyone attending the workout. Then, he jumped right into our workout, and his inspirational style got everyone moving in ways they didn't know they could!

We started with stutter steps in place with our dogs by our sides, and then moved on to squats and a modified burpee type of drill. 

You get a good view of Rocco's hindquarters here! 
This, above, is where used our dogs as weights as we did squats! Rocco is the perfect dumbell shape! The large dogs got to watch during this part, while their owners did all the work. But the idea is, if you are at home with more space, you can play fetch with your dog at the same time you are doing your exercises.



Then, we all got on the ground and did a modified burpee type drill where from this plank position you bring your feet to your hands and then jump back up.

Dolvett got the dogs moving as we finished by running around the workout area.


Rocco needed a little more space to get his "wheeee!" on so that's us trotting around the inside!

The workout was short, but enough to inspire everyone to go home and keep moving! Here are some more exercise ideas from Dolvett and Banfield that will help keep you and your pet more active.

And, you can read more about the program at Banfield.com/fitness.



After the workout ended, Rocco found a nice, new friend to play fetch with! He still had plenty of "wheeeee!" left in him!

Win an Optimum Wellness Plan from Banfield!
Dolvett and Rocco! Fit pals for life!

At the event, we also chatted with several of the veterinarians from our local Banfield Pet Hospitals. And we were impressed with their dedication and enthusiasm for encouraging pet wellness and fitness programs.

So we were super excited when the folks at Banfield offered us a one-year Optimum Wellness Plan from Banfield to give away to one lucky To Dog With Love reader! That's a year of free preventive veterinary care from Banfield, which includes things like office visits, vaccines and physical exams. 

Regular check-ups are so important to make sure your pet is healthy and able to start any kind of fitness regime, so we think this is an amazing prize!

Enter via Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a one-year Optimum Wellness Plan from Banfield Pet Hospital. And then head on over to the FitDog Friday Blog Hop to see what everyone else has been up to!

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Banfield provided the Optimum Wellness Plan for our giveaway. All opinions expressed herein are entirely our own.

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The fun and games continue every Friday with FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With LoveSlimDoggy and Peggy's Pet Place to promote a healthy active lifestyle for pets (and their people, too!) and to help combat pet obesity. Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the Hop.




27 comments:

  1. Great way for peeps and us to keep fit together. Looks like it was great fun. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Hate to admit it but Gizmo is in better shape than me...Of course he is a lot younger ;)

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  3. The dogs are definitely in better shape! BOL! You should see my post from Wednesday - you inspired me to do windsprints! I don't think I could do squats holding Finn - 70 pounds!

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  4. So surprised that he is only visiting 3 cities. Golden LOVE to workout with my mom. Glad Rocco found a friend to play with. Happy FitDog Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  5. Rocco, you are so cool, hanging with the TV stars. nice job on the exercise though! Contests are always great and this is a good healthy prize!

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  6. Great prize, but we really love the vet we found after searching for five years, so we will stick with that! I hope someone that needs it wins. Wish that he would come to the Twin Cities. We like to watch the Biggest Loser because it shows that with a good diet and exercise you can be fit. Pills and surgery are not really the best solution in most cases. What a fun time you had. Two of my Yorkie FB friends were there too.

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    1. Oh that's cool that your FB pals were there. They are probably part of our small dog meet-up group, so I bet I've met them too.
      Diane and Rocco

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  7. Great post, great prize. So cool Rocco- looked like fun! Happy Fit Dog Friday from Talent Hounds.

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  8. That is a great giveaway! I already am on the Wellness Plan at my local Banfield. And what a fun exercise class!
    Happy weekend!
    Oz

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  9. Nola and I are both in great shape, thankfully! Nola at 11lbs, me at 120lbs.
    Nola's Mom

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  10. Looks like you guys had a good workout. I am excited to see more and more of these types of events popping up. I am actually surprised that I haven't seen one in Seattle yet...considering we have more dogs than kids in our City.

    I am going to pass on entering the contest so someone that has a dog with weight or health issues can win. Thanks for the opportunity though.

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    1. Wow!... more dogs than kids? That's a pretty cool statistic!!
      Diane and Rocco

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  11. Heather Hayes PanjonJuly 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    My Dogs Are In Better Shape Then Me.
    hthr83heather at yahoo dot com

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  12. Doesn't that look like so much fun! What a great way to motivate people and show them how they can workout with their dogs. Just watching it makes me want to do more!

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  13. We're all a little too sedentary, but they are definitely slimmer than me.

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  14. We just told Daddy that we need to live in a small town near a big metropolitan!! We need cool doggie events to go to!!

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    1. Shih Tzu's are a little bit lazy, but we are definitely fitter than our Mommy!

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  15. Well, we are working on getting and staying fit together. So, I'd say my two Cairn Terriers and I are pretty equal :)

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  16. Does Dolvett come with the package?? Mom wants to know. I think I am more fit cause I am younger and mom is having lots of trouble with her back right now and can't do as much as she is used to (like what you were doing!). Love Dolly

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    1. hehe! I think a lot of folks would like to take Dolvett home too! He's very inspirational! We'll be in Chicago in August... hope we get to see you!
      Diane and Rocco

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