Your dog is your closest companion and confidant, so why not recruit him as your workout buddy, too? “You’ll burn calories and increase muscle tone while bonding with your best friend,” said Tricia Montgomery, founder and president of Chicago-based K9 Fit Club. Work out at your own pace and be patient. “If this is your first time, your dog doesn’t know what to expect,” Montgomery said. “Remember to praise him for his good actions.” Keep your dog close, on a short lead, and get ready to sweat and smile.