Wedding Bootcamp: Exercises for Arms, Back, Booty and More
Willowby by Watters, style Levana: Soft Netting combines with Bluebell Lace and Escalera Trim to create an ethereal and romantic wedding gown. This A-Line features a high neckline halter style that shows off the arms and back. Radiate a celestial vibe for your wedding day. Available sizes 00-24W. Pictured above in Ivory/Oyster.
Look Your Best In Your Dress
Every bride wants to look and feel her very best on the wedding day. Planning in advance allows you to create a bootcamp routine with enough time to tone up and look great in your wedding dress. Starting a new fitness chapter will also help you feel energized on your big day and sleep better in the nights leading up to it. Take advantage of TV commercial breaks, lunch breaks and other moments of down time by including some targeted muscle toning moves. Here are a few to get you started:
The Wedding Dress Workout: Shoulders
Side plank: Start in a straight-arm side plank, your body forming a line from head to feet. With a weight in your free hand, lift your arm to the ceiling, then lower it to your side. Switch sides and repeat.
The Wedding-Dress Workout: Back
Superman: Lie face down on the floor, arms extended in front of you. Lift your arms, chest, and legs up two inches. Hold for two seconds, then release.
The Wedding-Dress Workout: Arms
Triceps Dip: Sit on a sturdy chair. Supporting yourself with your hands on the seat, slide your feet and hips forward until your butt is off the chair. Bend your elbows, and lower your butt toward the floor. Straighten your arms. Find more exercises at Glamour
Stella York, style 6639: Off-the-shoulder-sleeves showcase your upper back and arms in a dramatic way. Enchanting Boho Lace captivates with clear beading and graphic florals for a modern and sexy style. The sweetheart neckline is mirrored with the V-dip along the back of this arresting wedding gown. The laser-cut Lace train and full hem complete this fitted dress. Available in a plethora of sizes and fabric options.
Anytime Is The Right Time To Move
We hear great workout stories from our brides-to-be and their bridesmaids all the time. Lots of clients share easy toning tips like taking the stairs, holding plank position during their favorite TV programs and even completing squats and lunges while brushing their teeth. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, if you think creatively you can find a way to get in a little exercise along the way. It all adds up to getting you closer to your fitness goals so stay on it.
Madison James, style MJ453: The plunging sweetheart neckline of this dress flows effortlessly into a intricate bodice for a lavish look. Chiffon and beaded embroidery give this gown an extra layer of beauty. Cold shoulder detailing offers support and soft romance to your bridal style. Available colors: Ivory, White, Ivory/Champagne (pictured above). Available sizes: 0-30.
Love Your Body Today & Always
At New York Bride & Groom of Charlotte we recommend ordering your wedding gown in your current size. Brides who intend to scale down a few sizes and order that way will be left unhappy if their diet and exercise plans fail to deliver. You’re gorgeous as you are, but if you do end up losing and toning, our alterations department will have no trouble giving you a perfect fit.
Here are more of our favorite bridal bootcamp exercises:
A little bit sexy and a little bit demure, a backless wedding dress can hit the perfect note on your big day. To wow with your posterior as you walk down the aisle, here are a few exercises that tone your back (and backside!).
Work your shoulders, upper back, and deltoids with the bent-over lateral raise.
Hold a dumbbell in each hand, and stand with your feet hips-width distance apart. Keep a slight bend in your knees. Fold your torso forward so your back is almost parallel with the floor and your hands are under your shoulders. Draw your abs in to protect your lower back.
As you exhale, lift your arms out to the side so they are in line with your shoulders. Keep a slight bend in your elbows. To get the upper back working, think of sliding your shoulder blades together. As you inhale, slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position. This counts as one rep.
Complete three sets of 10 to 12 reps.
Side Kick on All Fours
Give your butt a lift while toning side muscles with this mat move.
Start on all fours with hands underneath your shoulders and knees under your hips. Keeping the knee bent 90 degrees, lift the left leg until it is parallel to the floor.Keep the left thigh still as you straighten your left knee, kicking your leg out to the side. Don’t let the leg lower as you kick it.Bend the left knee back to 90 degrees, then lower the leg. This completes one rep. Do three sets of 20 reps per side. Check out more exercises at Pop Sugar
With more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury, over 20 dressing rooms and a full staff every day, New York Bride & Groom can accommodate multiple brides and their guests with ease. Stop by anytime — no appointment needed — and see why we are the premier wedding salon in the region.