Get in Shape for the Big Day. Bridal Programs
The bridal fitness workouts are different each and every time, so they are always fun and interesting! You can expect to be pushed to your limits, physically and mentally, and you might even be a little sore after some workouts! Your fitness level will increase significantly and you will LOVE the way you look as your big day approaches!
You need to be ready to work hard. The bridal fitness programs are definitely geared towards 1 big day in mind, but are also intensive programs that comprehensively cover everything fitness and nutrition related, and you’re expected to push yourself and kick butt at every session. With the tools that you’ll be given during the bridal fitness sessions, you’re going to learn to make life-long, healthy choices in your diet and lifestyle, and maintenance personal training programs and add-ons are available along to the way to help you stay on track, even after the wedding.
The goal of our Bridal Fitness Program is not to have you kill yourself and change who you are, but instead to create a leaner, more fit version of your old self that you will love as you work towards your special day! Ask about our bridal party and groomsmen programs!
Strength training is SO important, yet many people are scared to lift some weights. The fear of “bulking up” is common, yet most women lack the high amounts of Testosterone needed to bulk up, even if they wanted to! There is, however, a very specific way to strength train in order to look lean and long without bulking up, just like there is a very specific way to strength train to bulk up and build muscle. You just have to know what you want, and our personal trainers will show you the way! It doesn’t matter if you are lifting to build muscle or to create a long and lean body, you should be lifting weights!
Not only does strength training deliver aesthetic benefits, there are also a huge number of health benefits that are directly related to lifting weights! Strength training helps boost your metabolism and burns more calories, which will help you stop diet yo yo-ing and plateauing. It increases your endurance and strength, as well as your coordination and balance. Strength training reduces body fat and most importantly, reduces your risk of many diseases like heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes.
Cardio- Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditioning
There are 2 types of cardio, aerobic and anaerobic. Each uses a different system in the body for fuel and each serves a different purpose in the body. Aerobic exercise is a continuous type of conditioning where you sustained a steady, moderate intensity, like jogging on a treadmill for 20 minutes. It is less demanding on the body, and still burns calories and fat. It uses oxygen for fuel to keep you going. It doesn’t, however, have a huge impact on boosting your metabolic rate throughout the rest of the day, the way anaerobic exercise will. We know that boosting your metabolism throughout the rest of the day is important because that will help you burn more calories than you would have if you didn’t work out.
Anaerobic conditioning is the opposite. Your body can’t process the oxygen, so your muscles break down carbs instead. It is a high intensity type of cardio followed by brief rest intervals. Sprints are a good example of this; you run as fast as you can for a given distance or time, then you take a break. You may not burn quite as many calories in that conditioning part of the workout because you aren’t going for quite as long, but you more than make up for it by the boost your metabolism gets to burn more calories throughout the rest of the day.
Flexibility… Do we need it? Absolutely! Having loose muscles is the cornerstone to an effective workout. What is it? Basically, flexibility is the range of motion around a joint. It describes how far you can move a particular joint painlessly; like how straight can you make your arms when you do a push up, or how far can you bend your knees when doing a squat. If you have a tight muscle, you don’t have as much motion in the joint, so you won’t be able to get as good of a muscle contraction, therefore cheating yourself on every rep.
Why is it important? Flexibility greatly reduces your risk of injury, quickens recovery time between workouts, and makes you feel better overall. More often than not, a quick roll on a Foam Roller will help eradicate any pain and tightness you might be feeling, leading to a much more effective workout!
Don’t know what a Foam Roller is? Don’t worry, I’ll show you! =) Tune in to my blog to see some great stretches and Foam Rolling exercises! If your body is suffering from some type of injury or nagging pain, flexibility training might just be the answer for you. If you’re healthy and strong, flexibility is still important as a way to start and end your workout and will be incorporated into every personal training and bridal fitness workout with Kelly Johnson Fitness.