Many brides are looking to tone and tighten before their big day rolls around so they can feel as beautiful and confident as possible. While generic workouts like running and lifting weights are great, you can tailor your exercise routine to the style of your dress. For example, if you’re rocking a strapless gown, you may want to focus on your arms rather than your legs. I’ve got a few fitness tips to help you look your best as you walk down the aisle:
Mermaid silhouettes are gorgeous – they show off all of your curves in a chic and feminine way. This tight style gown calls for toning of the lower body such as the hips and thighs. For a great cardio workout, try spin classes. Trust me on this, your legs will be feeling the burn! And most spin classes have a fun and upbeat playlist to keep everyone’s energy levels up. Aside from a cardio workout, it’s important to do a bit of conditioning on those hips and thighs as well. Exercises like lunges, squats and leg lifts will give you that definition you’re looking for.
Low or Open back
Wedding dresses with exposed backs are a hot trend in 2014. And after you’ve toned those back muscles, you can show them off in your modern gown. Back muscles can be tricky to tone, however, so you have to get a bit creative with the exercises. Try getting into a pushup position with your hands resting on dumbbells. While keeping your body straight and abs tight, lift one elbow up toward the ceiling, keeping your arm close to your side. Do the same exercise on the other arm, and repeat. Another great back exercise is the superwoman. Lay down on your stomach with your arms straight out in front of you. Then slowly lift up your head, arms and chest at the same time as your legs. Hold your body in this position for a few seconds and return to the starting position.
A strapless silhouette is perfect for showing off your beautiful arms and shoulders, so that’s the area you’ll want to focus on during your workouts. Attend a boxing class to get out some of that wedding planning frustration (who knew there were so many wedding invitations to choose from?) and strengthen the muscles in your arms at the same time. You can also use dumbbells to do bicep curls and tricep extensions to work all the areas of your arm.
Which silhouette will you be rocking down the aisle? Share your thoughts with us!