Updated: May 21
COVID-19 has made all of us have to rethink and change our plans for the year. If you planned to get married this year I'm sorry, tough break. You're down but not out. You may have decided to postpone your wedding to 2021, decided to do a very small ceremony, or conduct your wedding online so your family around the world can be with you on your special day.
Regardless of where you are in your plans, one thing that we all want to do is to look our best whether you are getting married, participating in the wedding or participating as a guest. If you fall in one of these categories and want to look and feel good, a great way to do this is to be consistent with your workouts to achieve whichever goal you have set out for yourself.
I have taught fitness classes for over 10 years, and within those years I have created many workouts including workouts that focus on improving your cardio and strength, workouts that focus on functional training, and workouts that combine cardio, strength and dance. In my experience, teaching and doing my own workouts, short circuits that hit all of your major muscle groups are great for people who want to get more bang for their buck, which means time-efficient full-body training that will make you stronger and feel like the queen you are!
I want to help you look and feel great when you are ready to walk down that aisle.
In the workout below I feature four exercises to target your legs and booty, your midsection, shoulders and your arms. You will perform this workout as a circuit which means doing the exercises one after the other, after you perform the last exercise in the workout take a minute break and repeat the circuit. The exercise "yes I look good in this strapless dress" is probably the trickiest of all because you will be working for three muscle groups. Check out the video below to help you perform each exercise.
I hope that this workout meets your fitness wedding needs. If you are looking for a more comprehensive exercise plan or someone to choreograph your first dance with your new life partner, I'm your girl! Contact me at email@example.com.
Equipment - 5 to 8-pound weights or just bodyweight
Walking down the aisle (Walking Lunges) 12 reps
1. Start in a standing position, feet hip-width apart with your weights by your side.
2. Take a step forward with your right foot, keeping your torso upright and descend by bending your back (left) knee until it approaches the ground. The goal is to get your front thigh parallel to the floor.
3. Return to a standing position by pressing through your right foot, (keep the energy in your right heel), your left foot picks up off the floor to meet your right.
4. Step forward again, this time with your left foot, keeping your torso upright, and descend by bending your right knee until it approaches the ground
5. Get back into a standing position, right foot meets your left foot
repeat until you've completed 12 reps on each leg
Tossing the Bouquet (shoulder raise with sumo squat) 12 reps
Start in a standing position, take a very wide stance and your feet will be slightly turned out about 45 degrees. Hold one weight (your heaviest one) in both hands in front of you.
Engage your core and sit back by hinging at the hip while you keep your torso upright
As you stand up perform a front shoulder raise by bringing your arms just above shoulder height (note do not let the weight go behind your head)
To get the most of this exercise squeeze your glutes and thighs as you stand
Repeat the movement by lowering your arms, engaging your core and sitting back by hinging at the hip
Twist the night away (standing oblique twists) 12 reps
Start in a standing position with your feet about shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head.
Raise your right knee and twist towards it so your left elbow meets your knee
Repeat the movement on your left side so your left knee meets your right elbow
Remember to keep your core engaged and squeeze your obliques (the muscles that are on the side of your torso)
Perform 12 reps on each side
Yes, I look good in this strapless dress (bicep curl military press and tricep combo) 12 reps
Start with your feet shoulder-width apart, hold your weights in your hand, palms facing away from your body
Start off with a bicep curl by keeping your elbows close to your torso, hinging at the elbow and squeezing your bicep to get your weights up.
Holder the curl as you turn your palms toward each other, and press your weights up past your head. Keep your shoulders down and make sure the weights do not go behind your head
While your palms are still facing each other lower your weights down behind your head by hinging at the elbow. Your elbows are straight in front of you.
Squeeze your triceps to raise your weights. Lower your arms down back to starting position
Perform 12 reps
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