Host Your Own Fitness Classes

If you and the girls want to get fit, turn your pre-wedding exercise into a nonstop party with weekly group activities that take the "work" out of workout. Bond with your closest crew and have a blast while you burn calories.

Cardio-striptease and pole dancing

You'll kill calories galore while performing a choreographed striptease that's both aerobic and fun. Then go try out your new moves on your groom! Classes are offered at dance studios and fitness clubs such as Crunch and Equinox nationwide. Or, try a DVD such as Sheila Kelley's S Factor series or Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease.

Belly dancing

Firm up those abs, legs, and hips and boost your heart rate as you combine exotic shimmies and undulations with beguiling snake arms and wrist circles. Check out videofitness.com for reviews of more than 30 belly-dance videos.

Club dancing

Hip-hop, salsa, reggae—whatever your thing, forget about choreography and just shake it! You can toss off loads of calories while fine-tuning your reception moves. If you want to keep the party at home, try DVDs like Let's Hip Hop with Seth Stewart or Viva! Brazilian Rhythm Workout with Elise Foss.

Cardio kickboxing

Is the seating-chart geometry giving you the urge to throw a punch? Get to the nearest kickboxing class ASAP. You'll burn calories like crazy while toning and strengthening your butt and thigh muscles. At home, try Cathe Friedrich's Kick Max.

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