I rarely jump at the chance to exercise (especially before 10am), but if one thing is going to get me into lycra, it’s the promise of puppy Pilates. Coined ‘Pupilates’, the class at Frame, Fitzrovia, is pretty much what it says on the tin – instead of using weights to tone your body, you use your furry friends.
The moves are designed to integrate your pooch without doing them any harm. So, not only do you reap the physical benefits of the workout, you also get to spend more time with your dog (or someone else’s) – and we all know spending time with animals is good for our mental health.
If you don’t have a dog but want to join in, you still get to enjoy Pilates in a pup-filled environment. As a dog lover but not a dog owner (due to London-flat-rental-related reasons), I have high expectations. But just how much exercise is anyone going to get done while surrounded by pups?