A Philly Trainer Just Launched ‘Final Fitting Fitness’ for Brides Looking to Rock Their Dress On Their Wedding Day

The PrivateGym. All photos courtesy of Hector Bones.

The PrivateGym. All photos courtesy of Hector Bones.

It wasn’t quite two years ago when Philly trainer Hector Bones of Bones Fitness Partners opened The PrivateGym on Walnut Street in Center City (our buds at Be Well Philly gave it a whirl!).

Well in that time, brides were so often asking for help looking their best for their dress, that Bones decided to tailor a program just for them. And so, the intense five-week Final Fitting Fitness was born. Here’s how it work when you sign up:

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Bridal Fitness: Here’s an Intense Do-Anywhere, 8-Minute Workout From a Philly Trainer

Set your stopwatch for 30 seconds and get ready to work as hard as you can for each interval in this workout. You’re going to do a series of exercises for 30 seconds, interrupted by 30-second sprint intervals. You can do these sprints on a treadmill, bike or elliptical, use a jump rope, or simply just run place in as fast as you can — the options are endless, so don’t feel like you need a gym (or even need to leave the house, really).

Your goal is to complete the eight-minute circuit four times for a quick, cardio-challenging workout. Ready, set, sweat!

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Health & Wellness: A Different Way to Approach Your Wedding-Day Goals

Our buds over at Be Well Philly were talking about this article in Shape this week, so we took a look, and found it to have a really interesting way of thinking when it comes to tackling your goals. And the thing is, the method they out absolutely applies to your various wedding-day goals, whether they’re weight-loss/fitness-focused or otherwise.

The basic idea is this: By really coming up with and concentrating on the more deeply rooted reason behind your goals, you’ll probably come up with better ways to meet them—and will therefore be more likely to actually reach your goals, and then stick with your gained good habits, whatever they may be, after that point. The approach is called the “design thinking” philosophy.

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You Can Now Put SoulCycle Philly Classes On Your Wedding Registry

Now you can register for your pre-wedding SoulCycle workouts on Zola. Photo courtesy of SoulCycle.

Now you can register for your pre-wedding SoulCycle workouts on Zola. Photo courtesy of SoulCycle.

You guys have probably heard of Zola, the online registry site that gathers everything you’re registering for—from kitchen items from your favorite stores to experiences—all in one handy place to make organizing easy for you, and purchasing easier for your guests.

Well now, they’re offering an interesting new item your guests can treat you to—hopefully before the wedding: SoulCycle Philly classes!

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CycleBar is Opening In Exton, Offering Free Classes for PW Readers

The sleek common room at Exton's new CycleBar

The sleek common room at Exton’s new CycleBar

In your quest to get in tip-top shape for your Big Day, you may at some point find yourself atop a bike in one of the many spin classes offered throughout the city. The workout has gained somewhat of a cult following in recent years, with spin studios popping up here and there all over town.

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Crunched for Time? Try This Quick At-Home Wedding Workout

iStockphoto.com/undrey

iStockphoto.com/undrey

Planning a wedding is an incredibly time-consuming processthat’s no secret—so it’s no surprise that many brides find it difficult to stay consistent with a workout regimen when there are so many wedding-related tasks that take priority throughout the day.

Our solution? Create a stockpile of quick, at-home workouts that are easy to fit into your schedule, no matter how little time you have to spare. That way, whenever you have a free minute (whether it’s in the morning, in between vendor meetings or before you hop in the shower at night), you’ll be prepared with a few effective moves you can do in no time.

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Here’s Why You Should Drink As Much (Or As Little) As Your Spouse

iStockphoto/Maciej Laska

iStockphoto/Maciej Laska

A few years ago, we told you about a study that had looked into the drinking habits of married couples, and declared that whether it was a lot or a little, when couples’ drinking habits were relatively similar, their marriages were usually in a much better place than unions where one was a frequent boozer and the other hardly ever opened a bottle. (“Duh,” said couples everywhere who fight when one is a good deal drunker than the other on any given night out.)

Well, that study had looked at 634 married couples into as many as nine years of marriage—and interestingly enough, we now have an updated study that’s revealed similar results—with even more evidence to back this all up.

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