Get in perfect shape with your dog! Fit with Fido combines human fitness with canine conditioning for well rounded and fit dogs and humans!

DCIM100GOPROHi! I’m Patti Fousek – dog mom of two and nationally certified Personal Trainer and canine conditioning expert.

My passion is to teach people how to get fit and healthy by working out with their dogs.

My dog Aspen (pictured with me), helped me lose over 30lbs a few years ago. She inspired me to create The Nerdy Dog Fitness so I can help other busy women get in shape with their dogs!

Classes are currently offered in Portsmouth, NH.

Stop Worrying About The Number on the Scale

I used to be OBSESSED with the number on the scale. My friends were (some of them may still be) too. I remember once my husband, before he was my husband – about 11 years ago, asked my friend and I how much we weighed. My friend quickly announced that she was 116lbs. In my…


Do this 5 minutes a day to strengthen your dog’s core

Do this 5 minutes a day to strengthen your dog’s core We all love our furbabies and want them to live the healthiest, happiest lives they can. There are many things we do all the time to help our dogs live longer – regular vet visits, flea and tick prevention, heart worm prevention, daily walks,…


What is an Effective Nutrition Plan?

Courtesy of Evolution Nutrition (edited) It should be no secret there is a big difference between the latest diet fad and a real nutrition plan or meal planning strategy that is supported by scientific research and proven methods to get results. As I work with my clients, I get asked a lot of questions about nutrition and meal planning. Many…


3 Tips to Keep You & Your Dog Fit this Winter

As the weather gets colder, it gets difficult to give our dogs the exercise they need and deserve. During these colder months, many dogs, like their human counterpart, will gain their winter weight. So, how can you keep yourself and your dog fit this winter? Here are some helpful tips: 1. Cut down on the treats.…


My dirty little secret….I have a flabby belly

I’m not the most fit personal trainer. I don’t have six pack abs. Actually, my belly is a little flabby. I’ve gained about 10 lbs this year, lost muscle tone, and added 3% body fat. There! I said it! I’ve been sitting on this secret for a few months and it’s been BUGGING ME! If you saw…


Top 7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Do you say these statements? “I’m trying to lose weight, but the scale won’t budge.” “I eat well and exercise, but I’m not making any progress.” “I started an exercise and diet plan, and I’ve gained weight!”  I could go on, and on. Dude, you’re not alone. I hear these statements ALL the time. I’ve even…


Protein shakes will NOT help you lose weight

Don’t fall for ‘SlimFast’ style diets The other day I was speaking with a friend who told me about her friend who is on a new diet. The diet included drinking a protein shake for breakfast, a protein shake for lunch, followed by a healthy dinner. Flashbacks of the SlimFast commercial quickly filled my brain.…


Your goal should be to be healthy, NOT skinny!

There have been so many stories in the news and going around social media that have either shocked people or really pissed them people off, including myself. A few come to mind: September 2013 – Maria Kang, a fitness model, posted a pic of herself and her three young sons with the caption “What’s your…


Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

I LOVE pumpkin pie! Since it would be highly irresponsible of me to eat an entire pumpkin pie, I opted for a delicious pumpkin smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass! And… this wonderful smoothie is also packed full of Vitamin A, Potassium, Protein and Fiber!  Morning, noon, or night, this smoothie is…