Fitness bootcamp with Luna

WARNING: Do not actually try to do these exercises unless you are a cat.

ZZZzzzz…. purrpurrpurr….

Luna stretched out across the sunbeam

Zzzz… Mrowr? I mean… What are you doing in my sunbeam?

Luna half in spotlight with sleepy head up

Meow! I forgot!  It’s time for my fitness class!

Rrrrr!  Tell them I’m coming!

Luna coming down stairs

How could I sleep late?  A lazy cat?  Wonders never cease!

Luna almost at bottom of steps


This is not my usual behavior.  I’m a very responsible cat!

Luna standing on floor looking to camera

I think you’ll enjoy my fitness class, so thanks for showing up!

Purr!!  I feel the energy flowing through my tail!

Luna looking up and to left from floor

Can ya feel it?

Okay, let me just get ready.  Give me a little privacy please.

Luna sitting up in bed looking sideways toward you

This fitness class is getting posted on the Internet, so meow’s gotta look good!

Okay, first gotta clean this paw up.

Luna on tree licking paw

Yeah.  How’d that get so dirty.  I mean, sunbeams aren’t dirty.  *slurpslurp*

*slurpslurpslurp* *slurp* *slurp* *slurp* *slurp*

Rrrr?  Oh, right, I have a fitness class to attend to.

My apologies for keeping you waiting!

I’ll clean up my leg right away.

Luna in bed licking stretched leg

*slurp* *slurp* *slurp* *slurp*

*slurp* *slurp* *slurp* *slurp*

Okay, all done.

Luna in bed facing right looking to camera

Meet me at the sofa and we’ll start!

Luna with legs curled up and hand covering face


Luna with legs curled up held on blanket sleeping



Luna with legs curled up held on blanket

Oh, right, fitness class.  Well, I was waiting a second or two for you and my assistant cuddled me and I fell asleep.

Perfectly understandable, right?

Luna with legs curled up held on blanket closeup

Now do you see how I’m stretching?  I want you to start by folding yourself so your feet are touching your nose…

And then relax.

Luna with legs curled up held on blanket sleeping closeup

Close your eyes.  Feel the stretch in your spine.


Now, I want you to stretch those feet more, so they’re alllll the way on top of your head.

Luna on back on blanket with lower half flipped toward her head

You know you can do it.  Don’t fight it.  If you feel your spine is about to snap, you probably should stop.


Now lets work them paws…

OOOOooover the head, to your right.

Luna curled with paw shading eyes

And a one, and a two…

And three and four!

Now bring those legs both up to your forehead, like this.

Luna in blanket curled with legs to nose

And stttrrrreeettttccchhh!

Doesn’t it feel good?

Okay, now let your legs drop back down.

Luna laying back on blanket with paws hanging and feet to right

Breathe in, and breathe out, and relax.  Purrrr.

Now I want you to find a partner.

Roll toward your belly while your partner twists you toward your other side.

Luna on blanket with her lower half twisted and belly rubbed

Partners, now is not the time for belly rubs.  Okay, just for a minute or two maybe.


Right, where were we?  Oh, the other side!

Slowly shift your body so your feet are touching the other side of your face.

And hold.

Luna squished in blanket with head and feet showing

I hope it’s not hurting you guys.  I think these exercises make sense for cats.

I’ve honestly never tried it on humans.

Humans are supposed to be smart and know better though, right?

Okay partners, get back to work!

Lay your back in your partner’s hands like this.

Luna on blanket with back behind lifted

And relax.  Purrr.

Now lift up your right paw.

Luna on blanket with back behind lifted and right paw held up

Partner!  Give that paw a good stretch!

Meow!  Now we’re feeling it, right?

Luna on blanket with right paw held up

Partner!  Now twist me from side to side and make me look goofy.

Don’t argue with me.  It’s good for the circulation.

Luna on blanket with back behind lifted and paws pointed left

A-shake it to the left!  A-shake it to the right!

And now curl up in a REALLY tiny ball!  Final stretch!


Luna curled up very tightly in bed with tail covering face


Luna with nose and ears to bed


And now for Luna’s end of post commentary:


Well, that routine always leaves me pooped.  Thanks for joining my class!  It’s usually quite disorganized when only cats show up.  They just wander about and scratch up the gym mats.

I want to give a shout-out to everyone who I recently connected with through the “Meet & Greet”.  If you haven’t heard of it, this wonderful WordPress blogger, Opinionated Man, every so often posts an invite for all other bloggers to leave a comment advertising their blogs, which also allows fellow bloggers to discover new blogs, and new online friends in the process.


I, a tiny cat, have already made well over a hundred new friends thanks to the latest Meet & Greet, and I can’t begin to describe all the wonderful blogs I’ve discovered and conversations I’ve already had.  So if you’re coming from that crowd, welcome!  And if not, feel free to check it out!

I’d also like to give a shout-out to:

Melissa Stroud, for her continued loyalty to such a goofy furball.

Annie Shepherd, for her blog marketing advice!

Dennis, for complimenting my eyes.

LaVancia Phoenix, for managing to keep in track of her own maniacal manic speed-demon.

AnnaM, for finding me a cool “cave bed” on Amazon.

JoAnne Silvia, for my first Dear Luna comment on WordPress.  It was a scary one though, talking about four dogs, but they seem calmer than my neighbor’s goofy little wiener dog.

prisonedfreedom, for complimenting my modeling ability.

Dan Holliday, for giving credit where credit is due on my bad-ass jumping ability.

I’ll do shoutouts for other readers in future posts!  Meow!

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  1. I am glad the thread is proving useful and I of course appreciate the shout out! I hope you are having a nice weekend! 🙂

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  2. Luna could start a yoga instruction business, calling it The Feline Spine.

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  3. Penny has her own form of exercise…it’s called “get up on your hind legs and nudge your hooman.” 🙂

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  4. Awwwww isn’t Luna cute 🙂

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  5. I enjoy looking through your pictures. We used to have a cat, all these yoga poses are familiar to me 🙂

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  6. I love your kitty and your blog, and nominate you for a One Lovely blog awards. The rules you can find in the end of my latest post.
    Have a happy Sunday!

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    • Honestly, I saw you recently got elected for two awards, and was hoping for the other one, that asks to describe one’s life 🙂 The One Lovely blog award, while flattering, doesn’t really suit Luna. Does that make me a bad person 😦 and Luna a bad kitty? =^.^=

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      • It is as good award, as any other award 🙂 The purpose is to spread a word and let other bloggers know about amazing stuff you came upon. I have two of them already, but it doesn’t matter, I just like to share with others the links to the blogs I like. When I started blogging, an experienced blogger nominated me for the Traveling blog, and it is how I got followers with whom we became friends. Now I am paying back.
        The Workspace Hop is not an award at all 🙂

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  7. Good exercise 🙂 But humans can’t stretch like cats do ;D

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  8. “sunbeams aren’t dirty” 🙂

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