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Puppy Pilates Is the Workout Motivation We’ve Always Needed


Exercise is not high on our list of favorite things, falling somewhere near doing the dishes and vacuuming. But puppies? Puppies are always, always a favorite. And ever since a sneaky Pilates studio in Asheville, North Carolina decided to combine puppies with exercise, we may have actually spotted a workout trend we wouldn’t mind coming to our towns.

For just $10 a session, animal lovers can now take the class of their dreams at Cisco Pilates, which partnered with the Asheville Humane Society to offer two puppy-filled Pilates classes. The best part? Proceeds from the class benefited the Asheville Humane Society, and the puppies’ adoptions fees were even waived on class day so that participants could take home a new furry friend right after class!

Both Cisco Pilates and the Humane Society put out a comical ad for the class that read, “Pilates with Puppies will be a basic Pilates class, with puppies provided by Asheville Humane Society. Please bring your own yoga or Pilates mat and a small towel. Please do not bring your own puppy! The cost is $10, which is a donation to Asheville Humane Society on behalf of Buncombe County animals.”

This looks like a lot more fun than the Downward Dog pose, doesn’t it?

The Asheville Humane Society houses and cares for animals from Buncombe County Animal Shelter (located on Forever Friend Lane — how cute!). In addition to puppies, Asheville’s Humane Society also has cats, kittens, rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, mice, and guinea pigs for adoption. Unlike most shelters, Ashville’s adoption center houses their soon-to-be-pets in state-of-the-art “condos” filled with comfy blankets, beds, and toys.

These cute pups look tired out! Must have been all that core work.

Unsurprisingly, Cisco’s two fundraising puppy Pilates classes were immediately sold out. But who knows? Maybe this new Pilates trend will take off and spread throughout the country. Which leaves us to ask only one question: Where can we sign up?

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