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WATERLOO (KWWL) - Covenant Wellness Services is inviting dog owners to spend Tuesday evenings at a session to help get outside and get healthy!

Each week a health expert will provide information on topics such as animal behavior, healthy snacking for people and pets and more.

This wellness series will be held Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the Covenant Wellness Center, Kimball Ridge Center, Waterloo. Starting September 8 participants and pets should meet at the garage door adjacent to the rehabilitation entrance.

September 8: You and your pet weigh in together on a large scale. Animal trainer Connie Apling of K9 PLAYHOUSE in Waterloo will be available to address all your animal behavior questions. Participants and pets will walk on our animal friendly trail. 
September 15: Elizabeth Bixby, DVM from Taylor Veterinary Clinic, will talk about ideal weights for animals, feeding strategies, selecting portions, special food needs for animals and how to increase animal's activity. 
September 22: This evening will focus on nutrition and exercise! Dietician, Mary Steffensmeier will feature how to select food portions for people of different sizes and shapes and how to 'earn' extra treats by staying active. Merriam Lake, Personal Trainer, will demonstrate exercises and training movements you can do anywhere!
September 29: BRING YOUR ANIMAL. Animal trainer Connie Apling, K9 PLAYHOUSE will once again be available to answer any of your animal behavior questions. You and your pet weigh in together on a large scale. Participants and pets will walk on our animal friendly trail.
In addition to you and your pet getting healthier together, human participants receive a fun T-shirt, a two week FREE Covenant Wellness Center pass at the end of the program, a meal planning booklet from our dietician, and a walking diary. Your four legged pal will receive a traveling water dish filled with healthy snacks.
For every pound you lose (up to five pounds during the four week program) Covenant Wellness Center will donate $5.00 per person/animal to the Cedar Bend Humane Society to help them continue to save animals' lives.

Program Fee: $40 for non-members of Covenant Wellness Center
$30 for Corporate Members or Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Associates
$20 for Covenant Wellness Members
To register call Covenant Wellness Center at: 272-2313.

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