Enjoy Pilates with the Pennywell miniature pigs.
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Exercise with the Pennywell Miniature Pigs

Who says exercise can’t be fun?

Pennywell Farm near Buckfastleigh is introducing something a little different when it comes to working out with animals.

With Goat Yoga having made its way across the pond several years ago, exercising with animals has become a bit of a thing.  Not to be left behind, Pennywell is launching Piggy Pilates to the world.

Combining the best of a stunning farm location, animals and exercise the classes are already attracting a lot of interest and with Pennywell miniature pigs joining in, what’s not to love?

Pilates teacher, Harry Parkes will be leading the sessions which will be followed by breakfast and the promise of piggy cuddles.

Harry explains that while there is plenty of fun to be had, Pilates has many benefits including improving posture, movement quality, mobility, flexibility, mental cognition and core strength.

The benefits of interaction with animals of any kind are widely known and touching animals releases many hormones such as phenyl ethylamine, the magic hormone which has the same pleasurable effect on the brain as chocolate.

Pennywell’s owner Chris Murray says, “Exercise is an important part of life so should never be boring.  You can have a real giggle and still have a good workout.

“Everyone should exercise with a smile on their face and with miniature pigs running around, it’s impossible not to smile.”

It is suitable for all ages and abilities and Harry’s classes are designed to be relaxed, non-intimidating and welcoming to all.

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