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Alright – admit it. How many of you want to shape, tone, lose, gain … something – somewhere?
There are a ton of fitness crazes out there right now and so many cater to upcoming brides with “bridal boot camps” and other specialized programs. Grooms – speak up, do you feel this pressure too? Are you increasing your CrossFit attendance? (NB. Ensure your gym is a registered CrossFit affiliate. Per the Cross Fit website, the two in Bellingham are Jogo CrossFit Bellingham and CrossFitX.)
So – do you need a special boot camp or just a healthy regime in the months leading up to the big day? Here are some local classes and programs (non-bootcamp) that have had rave reviews – not just from soon-to-be brides, but “normal” people as well!
- What: Les Mills “Body” series – favorites include BodyPump and BodyCombat!
- Where: Gold’s Gym - please check their class schedule for which classes are currently being offered!
- Required: Gym membership. However, BeachBody just released an at-home version of BodyPump, called Pump! A local fitness fanatic reported that the DVD’s pretty much rock.
- Rave: One bride told us that she much preferred the $50-ish/month fee to Golds where she could get “pumped” as often as she wanted, and jump into any other fitness class, over her CrossFit class (running her around $190/month for unlimited classes). She felt that she was getting toned rather than getting “big” which better suited her physique preference!
- What: Local running meet-ups. There is nothing like a multi-weekly run to get you in shape (while enjoying the local scenery!).
- Where: Anywhere! Fairhaven Runners has a meet-up as does Bellingham, Ferndale, and a few other areas. Also, check out or launch a group on MeetUp to start one in your area! FREE!
- Required: Some good shoes, comfortable clothes, and a heart rate monitor (optional)!
Our personal new favorite at-home discovery? BODY ROCK TV! Over 600 videos? Um, yeah! Other at-home programs that we’ve received feedback on are the BeachBody P90X and Insanity workouts – but these aren’t for the faint at heart! These are truly a lifestyle; please ensure you’re at the appropriate fitness level to begin a high-intensity workout plan.
What is your favorite workout method? Do you prefer the gym and group classes or are you a “do it yourself-er” with a home-based program?