4 Simple Exercises to Do on Your Daily Dog Walk

Lunge Walks

Use the "heel" command while performing this move.

  • Lower down into a lunge position.
  • Place your right leg forward and keep your weight in your heels, NOT your toes.
  • Straighten your back left leg with your weight on your toes.
  • Push forward onto the front (right) leg and come to a standing position.
  • Switch legs so now the left leg is in front with the right leg in back.
  • Keep the torso erect during the entire motion, and try not to lean forward.
  • Do this 10 to 20 times and then continue on your walk.
  • This will work your balance and leg muscles differently than a typical walk.

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Dawn Celapino

Dawn Celapino, founder of Leash Your Fitness, has over 15 years of experience in personal and group training. She enjoys anything outdoors as long as her dog Jack is by her side.

Dawn Celapino, founder of Leash Your Fitness, has over 15 years of experience in personal and group training. She enjoys anything outdoors as long as her dog Jack is by her side.

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