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CHICAGO (August 6, 2014) K9 Fit Club® – the leader in canine and human fitness – is pleased to announce that Founder/President Tricia Montgomery will be speaking at the Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN) 2014 Conference, to be held August 14-16 in Portland, Oregon. Montgomery’s speech will take place on Friday, August 15 at 9:25 a.m. and will focus on “Fitness Inspiration and Taking Control of Your Life” for attendees and their dogs.

K9 Fit Club was founded in 2012 by Montgomery and was the nation’s first facility for both humans and canines to use together. As public demand for the program grew – with interest from enthusiasts all over the country – an online certification program was recently introduced.

“WIPIN is the perfect venue for K9 Fit Club to share our unique fitness programs that aim to keep both dogs and their owners healthy,” said Montgomery. “Obesity doesn’t just plague women in this country, it also affects our pets. Because of my own struggle, I wanted to start a program that dogs would enjoy, along with their humans.”

After shedding 130 pounds several years ago by working out with her dog, Louie, Montgomery was inspired to help all people and their dogs stay healthy and fit together, thus K9 Fit Club was born. Montgomery’s pit bull Zeus is the program’s “poster dog” and resident guinea pig.

“Our goal is to span the country with our unique fitness programs and develop certified trainers who are dedicated to keeping themselves and their pets in shape,” says Montgomery. “The new online certification program allows flexibility for those who work full-time or part-time, or who exercise with their dog as a hobby or just for fun. We want to give everyone the opportunity to make money doing what they love and loving what they do.”

WIPIN serves a worldwide membership base of women in the pet industry and is the only organization serving professionals in all segments of the industry, as well as all types of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals, horses, and exotic pets.

For more information about K9 Fit Club or Tricia Montgomery, please contact Shannon Stevens at Shannon.stevens@fetchingcommunications.com or 631.569.2285.

About K9 Fit Club
K9 Fit Club was developed from the experiences of Tricia Montgomery, a former Executive Director and Public Education Director for the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, and Public Relations & Media Director for the International Kennel Club Show. After losing 130 pounds with the help of workouts with her dog, Louie, Ms. Montgomery recognized the need and opportunity for a formal, nationwide program of health, fitness, wellness, and weight loss, designed around people and their dogs. K9 Fit Club is recognized or is a member of organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. For more information, please connect with K9 Fit Club on Facebook, Vine and Twitter.

About Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN)
Established in 2010, and then acquired in 2012 by Shawna Schuh, the current president and Chief Pet Wrangler, WIPIN is headquartered near Portland, Ore., and currently serves a worldwide membership base of women in the pet industry. WIPIN is the only organization serving professionals in all segments of the pet industry, as well as all types of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals, horses, and exotic pets. WIPIN includes representatives from nearly all of the career paths that exist within the pet industry, including groomers, pet-sitters, vets, artists, trainers, breeders, animal psychics, writers, and pet store boutique owners. The organization helps women grow their pet-focused businesses by providing valuable group marketing and networking resources including All About Growth Conference & Awards Show that will be held in August 2014. WIPIN is affiliated with Black Dog Education, Animal Wellness Magazine and PetIndustryTV.com. For more information, visit WIPIN online at www.womeninthepetindustry.com.

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Shannon Stevens
631.569.2285
Shannon.stevens@fetchingcommunications.com

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