Pre-wedding Fitness Ideas

Pre-wedding fitness is not just about looking good in your white gown but also about being healthy, energetic and positive. Exercises will not only help you lose weight and tone your body, it will also help boost self-esteem.

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Regardless of which fitness plan you choose, it is best to start three to six months before the wedding and exercise three to four times per week. Diet may not be necessary, but it is crucial to eat healthy food, have regular meals and drink plenty of water. Here are our top 10 picks to look and feel fantastic on your wedding day…

1. Yoga

Yoga will help you to get rid of pre-wedding stress and gather your inner power, but also to improve your posture, tone your muscles and strengthen your body uniformly. Not all types of yoga will help you lose weight. While Bikram yoga is rather slow and can be a great addition to your weekly training routine, power yoga is really fast and provides cardiovascular training.

2. Pilates

Pilates is another great way to get your body in shape before the wedding because it makes you aware of your body and significantly improves your posture. Exercises can improve your flexibility, circulation and abdominal strength. After several weeks of practicing you will be able to co-ordinate your body and move elegantly which is very important on the wedding day.

3. Swimming

Swimming contributes to a feeling of well-being and makes you feel younger and happier. If you swim regularly you will also lose weight and sculpt your muscles. Remember that results will depend on how much energy you use. Water aerobics is the most efficient way of exercising in water because it activates all of your muscles and it is pleasant because there is no sweating.

4. Walking

Long energetic walks in the park or by the water are invigorating and stimulating for both mind and body. It is a great morning routine before your breakfast and before any other type of exercise. This activity is perfect of you want to involve your family pet and make your walks even more fun and energetic.

5. Running

Running is a great activity to start with if you prefer a more rigorous weight loss regime and you can combine it with exercises in a gym or cycling. It will burn calories, pump blood and make your skin glow. Make sure to drink plenty of water and don’t spoil it by eating fast food afterwards.

6. Bike Riding

You can combine bike riding with running to burn even more calories. Cycling is fun and gets you in the shape without too much effort. If you don’t have time to exercise try riding to your local shopping centre or if you can ride to work!

7. Spin Classes

Spin classes are a fantastic replacement for both bike riding and running since they can burn up to 900 calories! It is great for brides-to-be who are looking for an efficient workout which they can control at their own pace, keeping an eye on mileage, pulse and calories burned. It doesn’t involve choreography, but it does include music and fun environment!

8. Circuit Training

If you prefer classical exercise, circuit training, which comprises of 6 to 10 strength exercises, is the ideal option for you. You will engage all of your muscles including, your core, upper body and lower body. Each exercise is repeated several times with short breaks between different exercises. It will improve your strength and mobility so that you can feel energetic even after you have been on your feet all day.

9. Crossfit

Crossfit has become a very popular workout for women and it is perfect for those who are looking for a challenging workout that is extremely effective. Inspired by police and military training, crossfit combines elements of cardio, weight lifting, gymnastics and core training to prepare body for the unexpected. It is definitely one of our favourites because it is one of the quickest ways to get you in the shape for the big day.

10. Boot Camps

Boot camps are excellent for weight loss and includes stringed exercises like jumping jacks, pushups and squats which will target all of your muscles. They can vary in style so you can expect different cardio activities such as running, boxing, interval training, strength exercises and much more. It's a great way to exercise outdoors with your friends and family.

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