Real Wedding Planner Advice: Engaged? Think Bridal Health & Fitness!
Getting Engaged is the perfect time to start a NEW exercise regime! Research shows that 80% of brides and over 1/2 of most bridal parties, family members, & wedding guests will initiate changes to their eating & exercise habits before attending and participating in a wedding. Many Brides and Bridesmaids find getting engaged or being asked to be a bridesmaid is a great incentive to start a new health & fitness program that they may have been putting off for years. It used to be that getting ready to walk down the aisle meant finding the perfect dress, the best hair stylist, and the right makeup. However, smart Brides & Grooms (and their bridal party) add Health & Fitness to their pre-wedding “to do” checklist.
Looking your absolute best on your wedding day is generally the motivation to start a new exercise regime for Brides & Grooms. However, it’s also the best time to start leading a healthier lifestyle. As you begin the transitional time of your life during the Engagement and Wedding Planning period, it’s a great time to start a NEW health and fitness routine so you start feeling good inside and out for the rest of your life!
It works for everyone too, not just the Bride! Whether you are a Bride, Bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride or just a wedding guest, we all like to get in shape before attending a wedding or a special event. Experts say the best time to begin a new fitness regime is about six months before a wedding or special event.
….”Why wait” ?!! Getting engaged naturally starts a new chapter in you and your fiancé’s life together.
Why not make the healthy choice and start a new exercise regime together to ensure you are in the best shape of your life for your wedding! Remember, your wedding is not the only wedding-related event you will be having during the next 12-18 months during your engagement. You will have an Engagement party, Bridal shower, Bachelorette/Bachelor party, Rehearsal dinner, Wedding, and Post-Wedding Breakfast… just to name a few….So starting your new healthy lifestyle & exercise plan sooner than later is the smart choice.
Real Wedding Planner Advice: Starting a new exercise program early on in the wedding planning process will help keep stress at bay, and help you look and feel great for your wedding. Establishing a good workout routine together is also a great way to keep positive and reduce stress. Working out as a couple during your engagement and through to your married life together reserves a special allotted time that you can both focus on your combined health as an engaged couple too. It also automatically sets aside a couple (or “me”) “time” as a healthy break from every day stress.
Real Wedding Planner Advice! Hire a personal trainer.
While everyone who starts an exercise program can benefit from some guidance, and when it comes to bridal fitness, it’s imperative to get the extra help from a personal trainer. When you get engaged, you next step is to naturally choose your wedding date. What’s next? It’s the perfect time to start your new fitness regime.
When you are working with a specific window of time, you want to make sure you get the most out of your workouts, and that means making sure you’re doing them right. Having a personal trainer is the most efficient way to achieve your goals. Since you have set your wedding date, you automatically have set your window of time for your fitness goal. That said, you will want to make sure you are selecting the correct workouts for the look you want, and to achieve your goals in this specific window of time. Minimizing injury is also a consideration.
Having a personal trainer will ensure you do not risk of injury by over training or by performing an exercise incorrectly.
Up next! Our 2nd segment of our Bridal Fitness article!
Real Wedding Planner, Lisa Sammons recently asked trusted (and certified) personal trainer Wendy Fillmore for her professional advice on how Brides can keep their fitness goals and workouts realistic before their wedding day.
We’ll find out what a personal trainer does & how they can help you. We’ll also find out what you should expect from your sessions and why it’s a good idea to start your new healthy lifestyle & exercise program now rather than later.
This advice can help you look and feel your best from Engagement straight through to your married life.
This will be part 2nd segment of our two part article about Healthy Brides, Grooms, & their bridal parties!
Article: Lisa Sammons – Owner/Principal Planner & Lead Designer – Lisa Sammons Events /Contributor & Features Editor: Style, Inspiration, & Design
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