An Exercise Program that’s Purrfect for Cat Lovers is Cat-Ching On

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It’s necessary to embark upon a prudent and interesting exercise program to help keep us in tip top emotional and physical heath. Too many of us have become inactive couch potatoes which truly sets a very bad example for our kitty companions.

Since we all want our cats to live a longer, healthier and happier life, and hanging out with them gives us tremendous pleasure, there must be a way that we can both shed our extra pounds and remain closely involved with our kitties during the process.

However, far as I am concerned, what often makes exercise such a dull and boring activity, in order to keep in shape we stick to the “tried and true” exercise methods that are always part of all programs offered by almost every exercise gym in the world.

For example, treadmills, bicycle and rowing machines get us nowhere. Do we pass through beautiful scenery or enjoy the sound of a babbling brook? Heck no! I mean, it’s totally impossible to develop an interpersonal relationship, or get our brains stimulated with the use of mechanical devices, don’t you think?

As a result exercise programs can become more of a chore than something to which we look forward. Many of us become disenchanted with our personal commitment to work out daily and we can come up with a thousand excuses to avoid doing it. As exercising becomes more of a chore, many of us often just give up.

Since I care deeply getting fit, healthy and happy, I am deeply committed to prevent folks from reverting to their couch potato ways, I felt compelled to do some research to come up with a solution that will help folks find creative ways to both enjoy their exercise programs, while at the same time remain closely connected with their beloved kitties.

So after hours of exhaustive web surfing, I am thrilled to report that I ran across one of the most unique and furr-endly purrsonal trainers who is more than eager to share his rather unusual training method that he recommends for those of us who have become burned out by more traditional workouts.

Not only that, he promises a long and meaningful relationship with the exercise equipment, as long as folks adhere to his simple ideas. Gone are the days where the unfulfilling leg squats and meaningless sit-ups that are central to the core of traditional daily exercise routines.

What makes his distinctive methods so appealing to cat lovers, it that it adds that purrsonal touch that we all crave; giving us the incentive to carry on. Best of all there is no expensive machines that must be purchased, no contract that must be signed and there?s only a nominal cost to covers the maintenance of the equipment.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce that exercise maven, Cory Williams of the Cat Diaries Fame. He strongly believes that anyone who is owned by a kitty and who is fascinated with and open to a program that is slightly absurd will find it easy to follow the simple but detailed instructions he shares with his “stay in shape” secrets.

Watch those unwanted pounds start to disappear while having some fun. Do take some notes while watching his instructional video. Disclaimer: No animals were harmed during the filming of this video, uploaded to YouTube by TheMeanKitty.

So stop pussyfooting around. Get involved in the program. But do take the time to carefully select just the right piece of equipment.

What’s your opinion of Cory Wiliam’s felinest exercise program? Do share your opinions in a comment.


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16 Responses

  1. Reno says:

    Cory is hysterical!! And he’s got a couple of wonderful kitties, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Amy says:

    I agree with Ruth about how sick people are in the head and this only encourages abuse. I don’t mean to brag but I believe my cats for the most part are not over weight. They spend lots of time chasing each other around the 2 story house. I should also add it is not because they are friends. They pick out the weakest and go for it. I would say on a rough guess the heaviest is a Maine coon mix of some kind and she only weighs about 10 pounds. The rest of the (normal) cats hit the scale at about 8.6 to 8.7 pounds.I have had them weighed recently at the vets. I don’t think any of my cats would go along with that kind of “exercise” but I love the fact that it can be done with the “right” easy going cats.

  3. Ruth aka Kattaddorra says:

    Although that particular cat seems happy enough being used as weights I must agree with Dee in that I don’t like seeing cats used that way.
    This is why… because that video is public and idiots seeing it might think it’s OK to roughly handle a cat, not in a controlled manner like that man in the video but by throwing the cat up and about and catching him.
    It doesn’t take much to plant an idea in a person with few humane brain cells and cats are an easy target for people like that.
    YouTube is a dangerous place for cats!

  4. Elizabeth Ann Scarborough says:

    Oh, he’s pumpin’ kitty. I thought he might have a new trainer who was teaching him curtain climbing or long distance furniture jumps, or perhaps some of those stretches only cats can do…

  5. Vicki says:

    What a cute video. You can tell the man has a very unique relationship with his kitties. If that had been me, I would have been scratched into a blood bath. LOL

  6. jmuhj says:

    This guy’s very funny! I’ve been addicted to working out for most of my life, so I have my equipment here at home and I designed my 40-minute workout, which I do 4-5 times a week. Since it involves weightlifting, I can’t have cats too close! but sometimes they do like to chill on my weight bench. Our big ebony prince Calo used to love doing this, and since he was a very muscular and shining example of feline perfection, one of his nicknames was “the bullcat” because his front legs were sort of bowed-looking, like a bulldog’s, and he had a very powerful appearance and persona. We miss our Calo man <3

  7. Carrie Gobernatz says:

    Love this guy and his kitties. Will have to put on my Facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Jo Singer says:


    I experimented and tried some of these with Dr. Hush Puppy. He purred and purred and was really upset when I stopped. He thought it was so much fun. Obviously if a kitty protests it’s not for them but some kitties really enjoy it. Cory really loves his kitties and wouldn’t harm them in any way. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I totally understand people’s concern.

  9. Dee (Florida) says:

    Interesting and entertaining, but I’m not crazy about jostling any cat around like that. The cat is either very trusting or just compliant. It’s obvious that they have a unique relationship though.
    Damon would puke all over me, and Scooter would rip me into shreds if I started any of that.

  10. kylee says:

    Yea Exactly esp when they involve the cat in everything. Its a very positive thing.

  11. Marc says:

    If you watch some of his other videos you see he is 100% cat person ๐Ÿ™‚

    I liked the exercise routine. Lilly would love it if I threw her around a bit like that.

    If you watch another one of his watch โ€˜When Sparta Met Lokiโ€ – itโ€™s simple and really nice and well made.

    • kylee says:

      Oh cool Marc ill have to have a look. Sounds fun. Great to see another Male Cat Person ๐Ÿ™‚ Yea i reckon Lilly would love it, would Gigi like that? Yep its awesome and very good love the exercise its like hes involving the cat in the exercising. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I think you can immediately tell when a person is cat orientated even if he is doing something odd with his cat.

  12. kylee says:

    Yea funny but i guess its true such an important role to make sure our cats live as long as possible. Yes exercising our cat very important from playing with them. Been playing a lot with jasmine with laser light, and the others love it too. I dont know how a harness would go. But i guess even just a walk outside to the gate and around the garden which they often like to do.

  13. Neat video. You can tell he has a very close relationship with his cats. On the tricky subject of humans exercising I have to declare that my rowing machine is broken ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL. I have been using it too vigourously. That is my excuse.

    It is actually true, it is broken but I don’t think it’s because I’ve been overusing it although I do use it quite a lot because us older people do need to use our bodies and our brains to keep us alive and functioning properly.

    It is probably the most important thing we can do. To be relatively active without overdoing it and use our brains because the brain needs exercising as well. A good walk ticks many boxes. Exercising with your cat is a great idea.

    • kylee says:

      I think the best exercise possible which is relaxing well I find it is. Is walking and swimming. I know its prob not for everyone, but its just great esp in the fresh air but i guess its harder for people in Cities.

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