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K9 Fit Club finds key to weight loss: Exercise with your pup!

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Forget the fad diets, surgery or even starving yourself. A health club in Chicago thinks it has found the secret to weight loss!

Remember Rocky Balboa and the adorable scene from the 6th movie where he and his dog are wearing matching sweat suits? Bingo! That's the key.

With her dog Brighton by her side, Kathy Stone has lost 40 lbs. since the start of the year. She and Brighton are each cancer survivors.

"The look on his face is just priceless. He is so happy to be here and it's really great that I can have something to do with my dog" Stone told FOX 32 News.

"I saw that as we as a nation we became more and more obese," K9 Fit Club founder Tricia Montgomery said. "Our dogs are becoming more and more obese right beside us."

Montgomery is the most stunning example of the program's success. After losing 130 pounds with her dog by her side, she knew she was on to something.

Now she's training fitness instructors to teach the class nationwide. Montgomery also crafted classes for those who are disabled or have limited mobility because of their age.

The Hinsdale and Westmont K9 Fit Clubs offer a variety of classes, like Pupilates, Tai Chi Wa Wa and Bow Wow Boot Camp. There is no membership fee and a week of classes is just $25.

For more information, please visit K9 Fit Club's website.

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