Wagga cat yoga fails to impress as traditional fitness plans continue

FURRY FITNESS: 12-month-old Big Ginger gets ready for some pole dancing action in 2017 with Wagga Pole Studio owner Jennifer Spinner. Picture: Les Smith

FURRY FITNESS: 12-month-old Big Ginger gets ready for some pole dancing action in 2017 with Wagga Pole Studio owner Jennifer Spinner. Picture: Les Smith

While Wagga’s first cat yoga may have flopped in one lesson – there are plenty of fitness trends ready to take over in 2018. 

Almost a year on after the experiment, Wagga Pole Studio owner and operator Jennifer Spinner said while the concept had promise, the cats didn’t have time to get used to the environment in a monthly class. 

“I think if we had a studio in our home it would work, the cat cafes seem to work because they’re always there,” she said. 

“The cats didn’t seem to get a chance to let their own personalities show.” 

While the trend was not a success, Ms Spinner has not lost hope and said the class could kick off more after hours at a pet store or rescue centre. 

Best Friends Pet Rescue were set to supply the cats, with hopes it would help boost adoption numbers but participants were also encouraged to bring in their own. 

“We had one cat that came along regularly which started it all off,” she said. 

“We were hoping to increase relaxation and try and make it a community service with the rescue group.”

While the studio isn’t planning to tackle the latest unique trends in goat and beer yoga during 2018 – they are planning on launching a new high intensity class. 

“This will have normal hit moves modified into yoga with the same benefits,” she said.