A GLASGOW gym is making personal training sessions animal-friendly - by allowing its clients to bring their dogs in as they work up a sweat.

AG Fitness Training claims to be the city's first dog-friendly gym with its unique initiative.

The gym, which is run by Andy Graydon, 24, out of the Oakbank Industrial Estate in the north of the city has already been training several dog-loving clients. 

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Mhairi Dunlop, 32, joined AG Fitness earlier this year and enjoys working up a sweat with Nevis, above, her one-year-old wirecoat Dachshund who often documents his own workouts on his Instagram where he boasts almost 8000 followers.

Mhairi said: “AG Fitness is a really unintimidating place to workout and I’ve already come so far in my weight loss journey. Bringing Nevis along with me is not only convenient but it really helps motivate me during my workout.”

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Andy got the idea after getting his own dog, Darwin, a one-year-old miniature Dachshund.

He said: “Darwin comes to the gym with me and stays safe in his own area whilst the group sessions take place, the clients love him! It was only logical to extend the invitation to those who have private sessions – it’s a great way to encourage both person and pooch to get active together.

“Outside of the sessions, we often host gym ‘doggy days’ where we all meet up then head out on a big walk with our dogs. People find the best results when they are enjoying what they’re doing – so it makes sense that we get our four-legged best friends in on the action.”

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Mhairi says that bringing Nevis along to her workouts has helped her fall in love with the gym and improved both their social lives.

She said: “Nevis absolutely loves coming to our sessions with Andy.  I don’t just feel good physically but mentally too. I’ve made a lot of new friends through and Nevis is quite the talking point and a real social butterfly so he certainly has too.”

The gym has also opened a second location on West Street in Glasgow's Southside. 

To enquire about the pet-friendly private sessions on offer and group sessions contact andy@agfitnesstraining.co.uk or visit the Facebook page