Wedding Fitness Motivation! A good, holistic fitness plan will support physical and mental health in advance of, and on your wedding day. Mix up the fitness/ movement styles you practice on a weekly basis to prepare you for various elements of the day, from calming wedding day nerves in the morning, through to dancing ’til the lights come up .* I wrote a blog for Carmela Weddings recently with my Pilates Instructor hat on. Follow the link in CW’s bio to her website, and then to the blog page. https://www.carmelaweddings.co.uk/cw-loves-the-love-of-dance/
A good, holistic fitness routine will boost your physical and mental health and wellbeing, preparing mind and body for your wedding day:
1. Reduce stress: Deep breathing exercises and gentle stretching helps to reduce stress, and manage stress when the nerves start kicking in: Try learning a simple, short Yoga routine in advance of your wedding day to practise on your own, on the morning of your Wedding.
2. Strengthen Posture: Pilates is brilliant for training the muscles in the back and improving postural stamina, so you can stand tall and confident as you walk down the aisle.
3. Tone Up: design your fitness plan to work on the areas you know your wedding outfit will flaunt.
4. Skin Boost: a good sweaty workout increases blood circulation, removing toxins and giving a wonderful, healthy glow.
5. Feel healthy, strong and confident: that feel good vibe will radiate from the inside, to the out.
6. Boost the immune system: keep lurgy at bay in advance of your wedding day.
7. Release the happy endorphins: Establish a plan you enjoy or can build in to a daily habit to help you stick to it:
- Walking or cycling to work.
- Build in breathing exercises before an important event or meeting.
- A regular fun activity might be more enjoyable. Kayaking? Cycling? Trampolining?!
8. Bond and support: Find something you can do as a couple to motivate and encourage each other!
A good, enjoyable fitness plan may just stick for life, not just for your wedding day!
*Always seek a qualified fitness instructor or professional who can recommend the fitness plan for you. CIMSPA is a good place to start for registered professionals. Find classes and instructors at the local gym – some gyms are also offering online classes to their members. Chat to your doctor if you have any health concerns or know of any reason you should take advice about the type of fitness activity you can participate in.