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…Details
Hi! 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.
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,…Details
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…Details
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.…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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.…Details
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…Details
I love this exercise! We use it in our Fit with Fido classes as part of our warm up. It’s fun for your dog, warms them up, and stretches and strengthens the core muscles. How to teach the weave: Start with your dog facing you. You should have yummy treats in each hand. Put your…Details
I posted this video earlier on Facebook. I purchased a hurdle set that I’m using as Cavaletti’s with my dogs. Cavaletti is a fancy word for evenly or oddly spaced poles used for gait training. We will be using these in our Fit with Fido classes for both dogs and humans to teach body awareness,…Details
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…Details