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Cani-Fit offers canicross workshop in Balloch

Written by Fiona January 07 2013

I have blogged about Cani-cross before ­– and it would seem that Lindsay from Cani-Fit is almost single-handedly converting Glasgow and the surrounding areas to the joys of this humans and their dogs fitness activity. She has seen interest in her canicross classes increase dramatically over the last year.

-1While Cani-Fit already run a number of successful sessions on the southside of Glasgow, Lindsay is now moving to the northside. On Saturday February 2, there will be a special Beginners Introduction to Canicross Workshop at Balloch Castle Country Park, Balloch, Dunbartonshire.

The session will last around 1.5 hours long and will include a brief introduction to the sport, a discussion on different types of equipment, training commands, what to expect of some dogs when starting out and advice about training with your dogs.

Lindsay will then lead a warm up and a short trail run, with some directional exercises, followed by another trail run. To finish off there will be a taster of some speed and hill exercises, followed by a cool down.

Lindsay says: “The session is meant to be fun and informative and will be ideal for people who are interested in running with their dogs. People do not need to be super fit, just enthusiastic. If there are enough people interested in starting a regular session I will then plan future classes at the park.”

The price for the workshop is £8 per person. This will include a certificate of completing an introduction to canicross with Cani-Fit. There will be limited amount of equipment spare, on a first come first try basis. If you have a harness, line and belt, or an ordinary lead and flat collar please bring them along with you. Equipment can be bought from www.cani-fit.com beforehand or on the day.

Ideally Lindsay needs a minimum of 8 to 9 people for the workshop and payment has to be paid in advance via pay pal or bank transfer. More info by calling Lindsay at Cani-Fit.

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