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Forget pricey workout plans – celebs like Matthew McConaughey and Amanda Seyfried burn calories with the help of their furry BFFs!
By Helin Jung
Posted on March 30, 2011 at 8:00pm EDT
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Just keep livin’ – and runnin’! The newly engaged and his loyal dog BJ manage to stay adorable even while breaking a sweat.
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When your running buddy is your best friend – or better yet, your “light source” – working out is a walk in the park.
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Multitasking at its finest: With pug Lola bringing up the rear, sprints across the beach while taking a phone call.
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Walk this way! The Glee star and wife Lara Embry get their heart rates up along with smiling dog Olivia.
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It’s sweatin’ and sprintin’ time! Take it up higher!
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Dali makes sure his works up a sweat every time.
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Two by two, they’re keeping their love in shape. Newlyweds Reed and McDonald take their pups for a honeymoon hike weeks after their wedding.
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Pecs & paws! The Extra flexes his muscles while hanging with French bulldog Julio in sunny California.
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“My dogs LIVE 4 their hikes,” Jenna Dewan wrote in a Tweet. Quality time in the sun – who wouldn’t love it?
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goes low in order to keep pace with George, his four-legged constant companion.
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The Dancing may be over, but the Italian TV personality keeps on moving through Hollywood with her dog by her side.
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Time to slow it down! The Office star and his red fox Labrador Finn cool off after a hot workout in the Hollywood Hills.
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The model-actress’s prenatal fitness regime apparently includes doggie lifts.
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Running partners, check. Weights, check. and his stepdaughter are well equipped for their early-morning hike.
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Keep it moving! Atticus acts as a great silent motivator.
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They say that multi-tasking during a dog jog burns extra calories.
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“Dad, I’m open! I’m open!”
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“Big dogs come with big responsibilities,” the reality star has said. Long, briskly-paced walks are one of them!
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They say it’s good when you sweat during exercise. The singer’s English bulldog Puddy looks very pleased at the results.
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Bim wants to make it to the end of the block without stopping. Let’s stay focused!
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They worked out so hard, everyone else got left in the dust.
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Matching gym outfits? When you’re the President, you even run in a suit.
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Tiki isn’t very good at being the disciplinarian. Luckily, DioGuardi is her own trainer – she just likes the company.
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“Dad, I know you’re holding the ball, but you need to carry the ball before I take over this workout!”
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Is that a gym bunny, or a gym boxer?
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“I’m ready for my post-gym smoothie, guys.”
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“No, no, your form’s all wrong. This is how you run on the beach.”
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It isn’t always fun working out, but you’ve gotta do it.
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Sixteen legs, ready to go the distance.
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These two look ready to party off the pounds, as Richard Simmons would say.
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That’s quite a hound-ful! Falco braces herself for sudden take-off while getting a grip on three gangly pups.
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