Wedding Fitness

Feb 26, 2013 No Comments by

For The Bride

Team Training Programme is perfect for preparing a bride and her bridal party for the big day.

Look good, feel great

PT-guided training programme. It is designed to reduce body fat, improve cardiovascular fitness, increase energy and improve tone.

And working out with like-minded women is what makes it so effective. By being part of a team of just eight women max, you’ll be more motivated, driven and supported. What’s more, because of the way the programme is structured, you and up to seven female friends can even schedule your own exclusive programme at a time that suits you.

wedding fitness training

wedding fitness training

The facts

  1. Three workouts a week for six weeks.
  2. Women only.
  3. Catering to beginners as well as advanced fitness levels.
  4. Up to eight women per group. You don’t have to make up your own team – we can do that for you.
  5. Attendance is mandatory once you sign up.

What do the workouts include?

With this programme there’s no way you’ll get bored. Every week is different, running the gamut of resistance training, endurance and cardio, indoors and out. Sometimes you’ll body up with someone; other times you’ll be working out with each other.

It’s designed to target muscle groups such as the glutes (butt), thighs, calves and abs, but it doesn’t stop there. The shoulders, arms and chest get real attention too.

What do you get?

  1. Introductory seminar to set you up for success.
  2. Pre- and post-fitness test and measurements.
  3. Nutrition and training diary, with regular consultation sessions to keep you on track.

Access to all gym facilities for the duration of your programme, including group fitness classes.

What will you gain?

This programme doesn’t just shape your body, it shapes your mind too. As you track your achievements, you’ll feel better within yourself and enjoy more confidence, higher self-esteem, and more commitment to maintaining your new, improved fitness levels.

You can expect:

  1. Decreased body fat
  2. Increased lean muscle mass
  3. Increased cardiovascular fitness
  4. Increased energy
  5. Increased motivation

Alternatively, for brides AND grooms, there’s our Bootcamp programme, inspired by the military and designed to challenge you and encourage commitment to change. You’ll be one of a team of recruits led by certifies team Training Instructors, who will take you through four weeks of intense physical training, adventure workouts and outdoor drills.

This is a completely different approach to your typical personal training workouts. It’s called ‘Team Training’ because-it’s a team sport. It’s all about cameraderie, support, motivation and inspiration, driving you towards physical results you never thought possible.

The facts

  1. Three workouts a week for four weeks.
  2. For men and women.
  3. Catering to beginners as well as advanced fitness levels
  4. Platoons vary from 20 people to 100, depending on which gym you attend.
  5. Attendance is mandatory.

What do you get?

  1. Introductory seminar to set you up with your kit and paperwork.
  2. Pre- and post-fitness test and measurement (RFL).
  3. Access to all gym facilities for the duration of your Bootcamp, including group fitness classes.
  4. Support and motivation from like – minded team members.

What will you gain?

Bootcamp takes you to a whole new level of fitness through revolutionary mixture of strength endurance work and cardiovascular fitness testing.

You can expect:

  1. Increased fitness levels
  2. Increased energy
  3. Increased motivation
  4. Ongoing commitment to maintaining your improved fitness levels.

For the Groom

This boot camp programme is perfect for the groom to be… but it’s not limited to men only. For those couples who like to train together, why don’t you both attend, and rope your best man and bridesmaid in too?

Inspired by the military, Bootcamp is a programme that will challenge you and commit you to making a change.

It’s part of a completely different approach to your typical personal training workouts. It’s called ‘Team Training’ – the gym equivalent of team sports because it’s all about cameraderie,  support and inspiration – you will be part of a team of like-minded recruits who will give you that support and motivation to get you through and achieve physical results you never thought possible. The concept that drives Bootcamp can be summed up in one word – teamwork.

groom fitness

groom fitness

The Facts

  1. 3 Workouts a week, for 4 weeks. 
  2. For men and women.
  3. Caters to beginners up to advanced fitness levels.
  4. Platoons vary in size – maximum of 20 people; maximum of 50-100 depending on the which gym you are at.
  5. Attendance is mandatory.

What do you get?

  1. Introductory seminar to set you up with your kit and paperwork.
  2. Pre- and post-fitness test and measurements (RFL).
  3. Non-members – you’ll get access to all the gym facilities for the duration of your Bootcamp including group fitness classes (a small apples for RPM)
  4. Support and motivation from like minded team member.

What will you gain?

Bootcamp takes you to a whole new level of fitness through a revolutionary mixture of strength endurance work and cardiovascular fitness testing

You can expect:

  1. Increased fitness levels.
  2. Increased energy
  3. Increase motivation.
  4. Ongoing commitment to maintain your improved fitness levels.

How can a personalised fitness plan help you prepare for you big day? 

You’ve chosen the date, the venue and the dress – now the number one priority is looking absolutely stunning on the day. After all, all eyes will be on you, lots of pictures will be taken and the way you look will always be remembered. This provides most brides-to-be with an immense amount of motivation to get into shape!

How to do it, through? Having worked with a number of beautiful brides, here are tips:

  • Tip 1: Set Yourself A Realistic Timeframe : The sooner, the better. Give yourself at least 12 weeks to lose weights and tone up. This allows for the odd hiccup along the way and takes into account the last couple of weeks, which may be very busy, giving you little time to exercise.
  • Tip 2: Set Achievable Goals : Keep it simple! If you want to weight a particular amount on the day, make it attainable, otherwise you will end up stresses out when you don’t reach it. Most brides aspire to overall body fat reduction and toning, but it does depend on the style of your dress. Traditional dresses, for example, often show off your arms and neck line, and if that’s the case, you may want to work on these areas more closely.
  • Tip 3: Posture : The easiest way to improve your appearance is through better posture. It is possible to look taller and slimmer just by holding your body well. However, this does requires some work in the weeks prior, so that you feel relaxed and natural on the day.
  • Tip 4: Resistance Training : Don’t be afraid to start on a resistance training programme. You will not suddenly look all bulky and muscled up. Women have naturally low levels of testosterone, and other hormones inhibit the extent of muscle development too. A regime designed by a professional will simply ensure you get the results you want, building long, lean, strong muscle, which increases your metabolism and helps you burn fat faster. It will also strengthen your joints and bones. Basically, this is the best way to enhance body shape and tone.
  • Tip 5: Cardio Training : One of the most effective types of cardio workout is interval training. Short, sharp and to the point, intervals are fantastic for those who don’t have lots of time. In contrast to continuous long, slow walking or jogging, intervals are short bursts of high-intensity exercise, followed by lower intensity recovery periods. They can also be applied to any activity. For example, sets of 30 second of running fast, followed by one minute of slow jogging can work wonders. Remembers, though, it is really important to warm up thoroughly for this type of exercise.
  • Tip 6: Up The Ante : Ideally, your programme will change every 4-6 weeks. It’s really important to increase the intensity of your workouts so that you continue to get a training effect and don’t plateau.
  • Tip 7: Healthy Eating : You are what you eat, so a healthy, balanced diet is important at all times, but especially leading up to your wedding. The key is planning and preparation, especially as you get busier in the lead-up to the bug day. Unfortunately, one of the first things to go out the window when we’re stressed is our eating. Brides tend either to lose all interest in food and struggle to maintain their weight, or go totally mad on junk food, sabotaging all the great work they have done! Keep it simple and healthy. Have lots of lean meat, fresh veggies and fruit, yoghurt and nuts on hand. Try to avoid processed foods and restrict sugar. If you can keep a food diary, it really does keep you honest. Alternatively, there are some great phone apps that are very easy to use, even allowing you to scan the barcode of a product you are unsure about.
  • Tip 8: Hydration : What bride doesn’t want beautiful skin? Make sure you drink plenty of water. This replenishes your body, aids in recovery from exercise and helps you stay energised. Reduce your intake of caffeine and alcohol – you will feel and look so much better for it!
  • Tip 9: Have A Support Network In Place : Often, one of the hardest things about adhering to a fitness regime is lack of support and having no one to be accountable to. For many people, having a trainer or training buddy, or going to a group exercise class, helps keep them on track.
  • Tip 10: Stay Focussed : Planning a wedding can be stressful. You want everything to be perfect; there are other people besides yourself who need to be considered when organising things; and family tensions can often boil over. You need to stay focussed on the bigger picture and what the ultimate outcome will be. Remember to take time to relax, breathe and visualise yourself on your wedding day.

Benefits of a fitness trainer:

  1. They keep you on track and accountable.
  2. You have someone else to plan and oversee your programme – it’s one less thing for you to have to think about.
  3. They have expert knowledge on hand if something isn’t working or needs to be adjusted to suit you.
  4. You have the support of someone with a vested interest in achieving your desired goals.

However, if attending a gym doesn’t suit you, there are plenty of other options. There are group boot camps, outdoor group exercise classes, sports teams, dancing classes, or you could even take up a home-based programme.

Exercise that will have you looking great in a halter, strapless, or open-back dress include single-arm dumbbell rows, seated rows and reverse flys. And when your arms and shoulders are going to be exposed, it’s also great to include exercises such as dumbbell bicep curls, dips, and dumbbell shoulder presses to tone the muscle in your biceps, triceps and deltoids.

If your dress draws attention to your chest, then press-ups and Swiss ball dumbbell chest presses are a must! Form-fitting gowns that cling to the body, emphasising the tummy, butt and thighs, benefit from a variety of squats, glute raises and crunches. If you’re wearing a short wedding gown, then you will want your legs looking extra-toned, so go for sumo squats, lunges and calf raises.


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