5 Fitness Instructors Share Their Top Tips For Getting in Wedding-Ready Shape

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For many brides-to-be, nailing down a fitness routine and establishing healthy eating habits are a big part of preparing for the Big Day. Whether your goal is to look fabulous in your dress or you simply want to feel your very best as you walk down the aisle, there’s no better time to motivate yourself to get in shape than in the months leading up to your wedding.

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Listen Here: This Playlist Is Perfect for Your Bridal Bootcamp Workouts—and for Your Wedding Reception 

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So Jon Ardito over at Philly’s JAE Entertainment sent us this Bridal Bootcamp playlist, which he put together using songs from the company’s bands’ and DJs’ playlists that get people dancing at wedding receptions—and that also make for great pump-you-up workout songs.

We thought it was pretty great as far as champagne-soaked dancing goes (you know, our area of expertise), but just to be sure it met with approval for working up a sweat, we checked in with our buds over at Be Well Philly, since they are kind of the experts around here in workout playlists.

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This Couple’s Crazy Crossfit Engagement Photos Have Gone Viral—and Are Seriously Amazing 

We love when a couple decides to do something that’s really different and so them for anything to do with their wedding—especially when they really commit. You know, like when this couple completely killed it with their Star Wars-themed wedding or when this couple sent out a save-the-date video à la The Walking Dead.

Or, when a couple did an entire engagement shoot in their Crossfit gym doing Crossfit photos:

One sneak peek from a SUPER and unique esession from last night! Stay tuned for more photos this afternoon…..

Posted by Cricket’s Photography on Friday, March 13, 2015

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Study: Marriage Officially Linked to Good Vascular Health

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Not surprisingly, we have long touted the benefits of marriage on this blog—including, specifically, the health benefits! Not only does marriage make you want to take better care of yourself—studies have shown that being married literally does translate to good things inside your body.

The latest: Marriage is even good for your blood vessels!

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9 Tricks That’ll Help You Do Your Wedding Workout In the Morning

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We often hear from brides that even if they weren’t a morning-workout person before that sparkly ring landed on their finger, that they’ve tried to morph into one as much as they can during their wedding-planning months. It just leaves more time after work for any wedding-related research, errands or appointments that might pop up—and, you know, for just taking a minute to breathe.

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Bridal Fitness: 11 Expert Exercise Tips For Busy Brides

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With the dress fittings, cake tastings and vendor meetings that occupy a bride-to-be’s calendar, it can be a challenge to fit exercising into the mix as well. Despite the desire to get in dress-ready shape for the Big Day, many brides find that there aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish an entire list of wedding to-dos and hit up the gym for a sweat session.

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Kick Off Your Get-Wedding-Dress-Ready Regime With the Unite Fitness Carb Cleanse

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The ladies over at Be Well Philly were talking about this initiative from Philly’s Unite Fitness, and we immediately thought of our brides: It’s a weeklong program designed to help you learn which carbs are good, which are bad, which give you energy, and which just give you, well, things like bloat. It’s their Carb Cleanse.

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