Tricia Montgomery founded K9 Fit Club® in 2012. Now serving as the CEO of the organization, Ms. Montgomery’s is a leading expert and pioneer in human/canine fitness. Her diverse experience in veterinary medicine, public relations, animal rescue, personal training, and her own weight loss journey gave her the perfect combination of skills to create a nationwide community of certified trainers – dedicated to the health, fitness, and wellness of dogs and their people.

Several years ago, after a visit to the veterinarian with her dog Louie, Ms. Montgomery realized the need for a fitness program, not just for Louie, but for herself as well. She ended up losing 130 pounds and Louie was able to shed four pounds. After her personal journey, she wanted to help all people and their dogs be happy and stay healthy and fit together. Her passion and love for both people and dogs led to the creation of K9 Fit Club. K9 Fit Club became the nation’s first facility for both humans and canines alike. It also provides the nation’s first online certification program, which teaches anyone canine/human fitness. Prior to creating K9 Fit Club, Ms. Montgomery served as the Public Education Director and Executive Director for the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association.

K9 Fit Club now boasts certified trainers that span the globe, teaching both humans and dogs to Get a New Leash on Life™