Do This Four-Move Workout If You’re Wearing a Bridal Crop Top

Crop-top and peekaboo gowns from Reem Acra, Ivy & Aster and Rivini. Photos courtesy of the designers.

Crop-top and peekaboo gowns from Reem Acra, Ivy & Aster and Rivini. Photos courtesy of the designers.

We’ve been totally obsessed with the bridal crop top trend ever since the runways were flooded with them earlier this year (we even featured a gorgeous Ysa Makino one in the fashion spread in our most recent issue).

They’re everywhere these days, so much so that brides are focusing their pre-wedding workouts on the moves that’ll whittle and tone their waists in time to bare it all on the Big Day.

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Study: There’s a Reason Why You Reach For Sweets & Fatty Foods After Fighting With Your Spouse 

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Considering that previous headlines on this particular topic have included Study: Have an Afternoon Snack Because Being Hangry Can Hurt Your Marriage and Study: Fighting With Your Spouse Makes Your Relationship Hostile and You Obese, this latest study will not, perhaps, come as a surprise—but as it turns out, the science world has just rustled up even more data that links fighting with your spouse and packing on the pounds.

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De-Stress Before Your Big Day with SANKHYA Yoga Studio’s Wedding Package

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Let’s be honest, every bride-to-be can use a bit of stress relief leading up to her Big Day. What with all of the appointments and contracts and hours spent planning, a little break in the action—a break specifically for relaxation and non-wedding related activity—is certainly well-deserved. 

If yoga sounds like the perfect way to let off some steam, you’ll want to bookmark this: Thanks to our friends over at Be Well Philly, we were recently introduced to a Northern Liberties yoga studio that’s offering a package designed to help brides and their ‘maids de-stress before the festivities begin (it’s also a great option for a Girl’s Night Out or low-key bachelorette party).

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Here Are 25 Healthy On-the-Go Breakfasts to Help Keep You On Your Wedding Plan 

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Our buds at Be Well Philly have really outdone themselves this time: They’ve rounded up 25 breakfasts that you can make the night before and just grab in the morning as you run out the door, hair half wet and already running late—and to boot, they’re healthy and packed with the nutrition you need to start your day off on the right foot.

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4 Philly Workout Classes That’ll Get You and Your Groom In Wedding Shape

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Sweat Three Ways

The UNITE Workout at Unite Fitness This addictive three-part workout covers all the bases—cardio, strength training, and stretching with yoga—for a fat-burning, muscle-toning and, at the end, relaxing sweat session.

Punch It Out

Boxing Fitness at Joltin’ Jabs During this 50-minute boxing workout, you’ll ditch the stress of wedding planning (hello, punching bags) and tone up at the same time, via speed-bag work, jump-roping, shadowboxing and more.

Stretch and Sculpt

Verge Yoga Sculpt at Verge Yoga Center Getting guys to do yoga can be tough, but this hybrid-style class is an easy sell: Warm up and cool down with yoga, and sculpt muscles with weighted balls and suspension training in between.

Pedal Power

Ride with Barry Lewis at Body Cycle Studio Warning You and your groom will walk out of this killer spin class, led by the seasoned triathlete, with complete jelly legs. But at least you’ll have each other to lean on.

This article originally appeared in the fall/winter 2015 issue of Philadelphia Wedding

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How to Cinch That Last Inch Before Your Wedding

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We’ve all got a certain area genetically gifted to us that simply doesn’t change no matter what we throw at it via diet or workout. But if you’re bound and determined to vanquish yours for your wedding day, might we point you toward truSculpt, administered by medical esthetician Naomi Fenlin, owner of Washington Square’s About Face SkinCare. It uses radiofrequency energy to disintegrate the membranes of fat cells in your trickiest areas; the fat inside is simply eliminated through your lymphatic system and doesn’t return.

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Getting Wedding Ready: Don’t Make These 9 Weight-Loss Mistakes 

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The other night, as I sipped on some sauv blanc while trying to decide what to make for dinner, the voices of brides who have gone before me echoed in my head—but I tried to push them out. I didn’t want to hear them, because those voices told me that if I wanted to meet my wedding weight/fit goals, I’d have to cut the wine way out. (My one friend allowed herself nothing but two vodka sodas a week in the months leading up to her wedding. Um, no.)

A quick text to a bestie comforted me that no, I should not be cutting out wine. “You need to live your life, and you need wine to live,” she said. “Just eat less.”

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Get in Wedding-Ready Shape With the Help of Local Trainer Hope Nagy

Meet personal trainer Hope Nagy.

Meet personal trainer Hope Nagy.

Just the other day we heard our buds over at Be Well Philly talking about a new workout class called Tread & Shred—it combines 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes of strength training into an intense workout that can burn 1,000 calories—that’s held at the SuperFit in Conshohocken.

When we inquired about it further, we were psyched to learn that one of the trainers who runs the class is actually really into bridal fitness, and works with a ton of local ladies who want to get in dress-ready shape for their weddings.

Meet Hope Nagy.

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These are the 5 Types of Food You Should Avoid Eating the Day Before Your Wedding

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We know you’ve been working your butt off to get in dress-ready shape for your Big Day (have you been following any of our fitness and health tips?) and the last thing you want to do in the days leading up to your wedding is sabotage all of your hard work by indulging in foods that’ll make you bloat.

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10 Exercises to Do Depending On the Style of Your Wedding Dress 

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I was in some sort of Interwebs rabbit hole recently, and I’m so glad I was, because I stumbled upon this Cosmo post that broke down 10 different style of dresses, and then, for each, detailed an exercise to do that would target the body part really being shown off in that particular style.

It’s so great! They specify the dresses they give as examples as bridesmaid dresses, so by all means, include this link in the email when you announce your declared dress of choice to your girls—but the same advice totally works for wedding dresses, too. Just choose the neckline or silhouette that applies to you—from a deep V neck or low back to strapless or one-shouldered—and do a few reps of the recommended move every night before you go to sleep. (Because bonus: They can each be done in your home; no gym needed.)

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