Bootcamp-style workouts are an excellent addition to anybody’s fitness routine, but they’re especially effective for brides because they’re usually high-intensity and tend to be shorter—when it’s crunch time and the wedding is fast approaching, you need something that’s going to work up a sweat, fast.
A few years back, the folks over at SWEAT Fitness launched two pretty sweet training packages aimed at brides- and grooms-to-be looking to get in shape for the Big Day—we’re excited to announce that the gym is bringing back the popular programs, aptly called SWEAT for the Dress and Tighten for the Tux.
It’s always a bit disconcerting when two big things on your weekend calendar fall on a Saturday night and a Sunday morning. If you have a bit too much fun at your event on Saturday evening, it can threaten the potential fun of the morning after’s event, and this weekend, readers, we are guessing there might be more than a few of you with a wedding on your Saturday-night docket—and then some sort of Easter brunch/church/egg-hunt extravaganza with the family in the a.m. hours the next morning. You might be feeling a bit worried. (We might be right there with ya.)
Your pre-wedding gussy-up list, we’re guessing, looks something like this: whiten teeth, schedule regular facials, get hair cut and highlighted at a precise number of weeks out.
Some of you, however, might have a few items that must be tended to outside of your usual day spa, and if garish purple spider veins have taken up residence anywhere from your hands to your face to those pesky patches on the outsides of your knees, you’re not alone: Vascular surgeon Charles Dietzek of South Jersey’s Vein & Vascular Institute says he often sees both brides and their mothers who want to banish the unsightly squatters before the Big Day.
It’s simply impossible to feel stressed when you’re splashing around a pool like a four-year-old. But this pool session isn’t all play: Instructor Holly Waters (!) will give you a muscle-burning water-resistance workout sure to convince you aqua aerobics isn’t just for, well, grandmas.
We know how challenging it can be to commit to a solid workout routine while planning your wedding—between your regular work schedule and time spent scouting venues, meeting with vendors and searching for your dream dress, there’s little room left in the day for a good sweat session.
I think it’s relatively obvious from all of the related links listed below that here at PW, we love a good arm workout. Toned arms are, after all, one of the primary fitness goals of many brides-to-be (no matter the style of dress you’re wearing) and with so many simple and effective at-home exercises out there, it’s really very easy to get sleek, sculpted arms in time for your Big Day.
If you are a bride who booked your wedding during the holiday season because it’s the most wonderful and cozy and festive and joyous and love-filled time of year—but are now faced with a lineup of family feasts and cookie-laced holiday parties and wondering how on earth you are going to survive the season without diving headfirst into the eggnog like you usually do so you can still fit into your dress (*raises hand*), well, you are not alone. I am frequently dismayed (though not surprised) to find that a pair of pants or two won’t button during the holidays, and safe to say that’s not a moment I’m looking to have the morning of my wedding.
Just last week, our pals over at Be Well Philly alerted us to a new boxing and cycling studio that’s coming to the Main Line later this year called Fuel Cycle Fitness. At the helm is the husband-and-wife team of Jeff and Jen Crompton; she’s been teaching cycling for years now, and they both got into boxing just before they got married. That’s what piqued our interest.
Jen told the Be Well Philly girls that a steady regimen of cycling, boxing and yoga got her in tip-top shape for her Big Day, so that left us wondering if Fuel Cycle Fitness will offer any sort of bridal package when the three-floor studio opens in December. The answer: Of course!