Bridal Fitness: At-Home Workouts For The Bride To Be (And Everyone Else Too!)

Every bride wants to look toned and fit on their wedding day.  But who has time for bridal boot camp?

If it’s three months before your wedding day you have a ton of stuff to get done.   Most brides continue to work a full-time job and keep up with all of the other chores that go with day-to-day life despite a million last minute wedding details to tend to.

Stress eating combined with a lack of time to work out makes you wonder if you’ll even be able to zip up that wedding dress when the day finally comes. Bridal boot camps are popular, but with everything else there is to do, you may not have the time to commit to that kind of a workout schedule.

Skip the boot camp. Below are links to six 10-minute workouts.  Get in your best shape and look amazing on your wedding day by doing one of these challenging workouts every day – Monday through Saturday – for the 12 weeks leading up to your wedding day.

The workouts alternate cardio with strength, core and toning.  There’s a lot of variety and each one has something a little bit different to offer.

Six 10 Minute Work Outs to Get You Ready For Your Wedding Day

Monday – Total Body Plyo Workout from BeFit in 90 – Doing plyometrics is a good way to increase your heart rate and burn more calories in less time.  This ten minute workout does a series of plyometric exercises that will improve your lower body and core strength and increase your heart rate. In between the cardio segments you’ll do sets of push-ups so your upper body gets a solid workout too.  All of the moves are easy to follow, but you’ll find the intensity challenging. Check out the Plyo Workout here.

Plyo workout

Tuesday – 10-Minite Bikini Tone-Up: Arms and Shoulders from FitSugar – Summer weddings call for strapless dresses. This workout is all about defining the upper back and shoulders to look great in the bare minimum. You’ll need a set of medium weight dumbbells (8 pounds would be perfect).  Doing this 10 minute arm and shoulder workout once or twice a week will give you fabulous arms. Click here for the arm and shoulder workout from FitSugar.

Wednesday – Express Calorie Blaster – 10 Minute Toning & Cardio Workout from Fitness Blender – This is another full body workout that uses high intensity moves to get your heart rate up and keep it there for the full ten minutes.  All of the exercises are demonstrated slowly first, and are then done at tempo for 45 second intervals.  (When you’re doing squat jacks, 45 seconds seems like a very long time.)  It’s easy to follow and there’s no audio so you can play the music you like to work out to. The Fitness Blender calorie blaster workout can be found here.

Thursday –  POP Pilates: Intense Ab Workout! – This is an advanced workout that will tone and tighten your core.  Cassey gives excellent instructions, cues and modifications. None of the moves are fast, but if done correctly and on a regular basis, will give you good results and help you get rid of the muffin top. Check out the POP Pilates You Tube channel here.

Friday – 10-Minute Cardio Quickie Workout With Jessica Smith from FitBottomed Girls – Jessica Smith gets the job done in 10 minutes with this quickie workout.  The time passes quickly while you’re burning fat and calories with cardio lunges and plyometric drills.  Jessica alternates high impact cardio sets with lower impact recovery moves so you work hard, but it’s not impossible to keep up with. Click here for the 10-minute cardio quickie.


Saturday – Cameron Diaz’s 10-Minutes Legs and Glutes Workout – I’ve shared this workout on my Facebook page because it is one of my favorites.  This is a leg and glute workout that Cameron Diaz’s trainer, Teddy Bass, created for her.  Whenever we do these exercise sets in class people come in the next day and tell me how sore their buns are.  It really works!  We add a 6 pound weighted ball to the workout, but it’s not necessary.  It’s totally up to you if you want to add the weight or not.  I guarantee your legs will be talking to you the day after you do this workout. Check out Cameron’s special bun workout here.

Total Body Work Out Plan

These work outs provide a mixture of fat-burning cardio, and muscle building strength exercises to give you a total body workout in short, doable doses.  Even if you’re not getting married this summer you can follow the workout schedule and be in shape for a swimsuit, strapless dress, or short skirt.

For the best results be sure and eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains, eliminate processed foods and sugary drinks, and consume at least eight glasses of water a day.

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