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Owners and dogs work out together at gym

5:39 PM, Mar. 8, 2013
Jessie Simon does a leaping exercise with her Jack Russell Terrier Paxton at the Zoom Room in Hollywood, where pet owners can do a cross training workout with their pooch.
Jessie Simon does a leaping exercise with her Jack Russell Terrier Paxton at the Zoom Room in Hollywood, where pet owners can do a cross training workout with their pooch.
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Many people get home from work in need of a trip to the gym or an exercise class. But the list of excuses is myriad, starting with that most precious commodity, time. Factor in a dog - in my case, a rambunctious terrier mix named Beanie - and it's likely that all thoughts of a workout vanish.

That's why, on a recent evening, Beanie and I hit the Zoom Room, a studio on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, Calif., that offers workout classes (four for $120, 10 for $265) for dogs and their people. Together.

There were seven dogs in our cross-training class. Jaime Van Wye, who started the business and has trained ...

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