Chachi Zavala watches a goat nap on his mat during the first goat yoga class at Eastbound and Down Icehouse in Dallas on June 16, 2017.

Chachi Zavala watches a goat nap on his mat during the first goat yoga class at Eastbound and Down Icehouse in Dallas on June 16, 2017.

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Need motivation to work out? What if we told you there would be puppies and baby goats involved?

The Jewish Community Center of Dallas is tapping into the latest fitness craze with its Farm-to-City series, featuring several classes where animals also participate. Here's when you can get your sweat on with a side of cuteness. All classes take place at the the Jewish Community Center campus at 7900 Northaven Rd. in Dallas.

With goats

Many people often ask, what's the point of doing yoga with goats? While some say the animals can reduce stress, we have found the experience to be worth it just because it's fun.

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The Jewish Community Center is hosting three goat yoga classes -- two in the morning on Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, and one evening class Oct. 10. (Times below.) The classes will be held outside and cost $10 for JCC members and $15 for non-members. The Tuesday, Oct. 10 goat yoga class is part of a larger holiday festival called Autumn Sukkot Celebration, which honors the shelters Israelites lived in during their 40-year journey through Egypt. The festival also celebrates the fall harvest. Other activities that day include a wine and cheese happy hour, meditation and hay rides. 

Register for goat yoga on ...

  • Sunday, Sept. 24 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 5 to 6 p.m.

With puppies

The JCC is offering two different classes with puppies added to the mix: spin and yoga. Both classes takes place Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. According to a statement, some of the bikes at the spin class will have baskets to hold the pups. Unlike goat yoga, all the puppies here will be available for adoption, so if you find a furry new workout buddy, you can even take it home.

Puppy spin and puppy yoga classes are free to attend, though an RSVP is required. Register here.

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