Beginner September 2018

Sweating for the wedding

Hollie, on December 3, 2017 at 8:04 PM Posted in Fitness and Health

Any brides to be out there following a fun workout plan to get in shape and tone up for their wedding? I'm looking for something fun and new to get motivated! I love group classes but my former gym kept cancelling all of the classes that I liked. I recently switched to Planet Fitness (cheaper and closer to home if I couldn't take the classes) but miss the variety and feel like I need to change it up. I'd love to hear your suggestions if you've got a fun workout that you're doing!



  • Kinkerb
    Dedicated August 2018
    Kinkerb ·

    My mom and I started a cardio and strength training system through her insurance. They sent her a box with a scale, a bullet blender with a portion system, 6 different workout dvds, and resistance bands. I have lost 2 pant sizes in a month.

  • D
    Savvy May 2018
    Diana ·

    I found a five month workout plan online that I'm following but mostly planning to hike with FH. HE also said he's going to get us personal trainers 3 mos. before the wedding!

  • M
    Just Said Yes August 2018
    Michelle ·

    I've been looking up strength training ideas on Pinterest. My gym has the TRX bands that have been fun to use. I also try to mix it up every time, like upper body one day, lower the next, abs and back the next. And I love using the rowing machine for cardio!

  • A
    Savvy July 2018
    Andrea ·

    On YouTube, Fitness Blender has THOUSANDS of workouts with a large variety and they're all free! I love them because I do get bored pretty easily

  • Stephanie
    Super May 2018
    Stephanie ·

    Feel free to join a little motivation group some of us are in called Buff Brides to Be on Facebook. Not associated with the one you pay for. We just share workouts and help to stay motivated. We have runners, lifters, class goers, etc

  • K
    Expert July 2018
    K ·

    Second fitness blender. Love their videos!

  • S
    Savvy July 2019
    Shelby ·

    If they have it. Take spin class. I do it at rhe YMCA and it's fantastic! You bike at least 8 miles a class, but I've gone up to 15-20 depending on the instructor. It seems like a lot, but it's not. They also have exercises to work on the arms so it's not just all legs.

  • Miaaa
    Super January 2018
    Miaaa ·

    I actually prefer the same exercises ( I watch my shows when I work out) so I've been doing biking/cycling and upping resistance. However, there are several programs online including BodyBoss, Hiitburn etc. where you can choose to change it up every day. My gym does have classes, but I prefer being able to work out on my own schedule Good luck!

  • Sarah
    Beginner July 2018
    Sarah ·

    I love the Fitbit Coach app. It lets you rate the difficulty of each piece of the workouts so they get progressively harder (or easier) based on what you need.

  • Katie
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    Katie ·

    Swing dancing!! It doesn't feel like a workout, its great cardio and if you hold your core in while you dance it's core training too. Most major cities have informal classes that you can just drop in to see if you like it

  • Macey
    Dedicated May 2018
    Macey ·

    I've been working out consistently for almost a year now just doing cardio and some basic weightlifting but I started doing Kayla Itsines BBG workouts a few months ago and they have really helped me get into even better shape! If you just google it there's a free PDF version of her book with the workout and meal plan guides. Basically you work out for 30 minutes 4-5 times a week which is much more doable than what I was doing before which was an hour 3 times a week. I haven't been following the meal plan so I haven't seen amazing results or anything but after the holidays I plan on starting to eat clean along with doing the workouts.

  • D&G114
    Super January 2018
    D&G114 ·

    I joined Fit Body Bootcamp. 30 minutes High Impact Circuit Training. Sometimes it is very difficult but I can do anything for something like 1-3 minutes, depending on the circuit for the day.

  • Maria
    Master June 2018
    Maria ·

    I’ve been going to Zumba and spinning. I absolutely love Zumba but it’s not as close to me as the spinning place which is why I also do that. I buy single drop in classes which forces me to go that specific time-day. I feel like if I had a monthly pass I would waste it by being lazy. Buying a single class forces me to go if I don’t want to lose my money or go through the hassle of calling them to reschedule.

  • Bride2Be2018
    VIP January 2018
    Bride2Be2018 ·

    I started Orange Theory 7 months ago and have been good 3-4 days a week. It's gotten me in great shape. I also track my calories in the Weight Watchers app but also sometimes switch to my Fitness pal.

  • Laura
    Devoted August 2018
    Laura ·

    Aaptiv is a great app with trainer coached playlists.

  • starsinwaves
    VIP November 2018
    starsinwaves ·

    If you have CKO kickboxing in your area, I can not recommend them enough. The workouts are INTENSE but you can really go at your own pace and it's a lot of fun to punch a bag hundreds of times after a long day at work.

    I also like spin class and just bought a 10-class package. I get incredibly bored in a standard gym so it's classes for me, though it definitely doesn't mesh with trying to save for the wedding.

  • Hollie
    Beginner September 2018
    Hollie ·

    Thanks for the suggestions!

  • FutureMrsS
    Expert October 2018
    FutureMrsS ·

    I've been really trying to eat healthy and have been doing workout classes at my gym like zumba, step, and cycling

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