Looking to get toned and tight for your big day but cringe at the thought of spending hours you might not have at the gym? No worries. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite and effective at-home workout videos, perfect for the busy bride-to-be.
Barre workouts have been taking the nation by storm, with chic studios popping up in most cities. If the structured schedule or location of classes doesn’t work for you, you can still partake in the pulsing, shaking, and burning that will help you achieve your ideal wedding bod. Barre3 offers a subscription service that will bring you new weekly workouts, and over 300 filmed workouts online, ranging from 10 to 60 minutes so that you can get some fitness in even on your busiest days.
With a near cult following, P90x promises the ability to transform your body in 90 days. Combining resistance and body-weight training with cardio, core, martial arts, yoga, and plyometrics, P90X comprises 12 individual workouts led by fitness trainer Tony Horton, with nutrition plans and workout calendars included. With a few different options to purchase via Beachbody.com, P90X is a surefire way to transform your fitness level and will make the walk down the aisle seem like a piece of cake.
Another Beachbody favorite perfectly suited for brides-to be, PiYO Workout is a low-impact program that professes “No weights. No jumps. Just hardcore results.” Sounds good to us! This pilates-focused, yoga-infused program is led by New York Times best-selling author and celebrity fitness trainer Chalene Johnson and has unique flowing sequences that enable you to experience nonstop movement in the comfort of your living room.
Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred
Known primarily for her role as a tough-as-nails trainer on The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels is one of the best-known faces in fitness training and transformation. Her 30-Day Shred videos include three 20-minute workouts that target cardio, strength training, and abs, culminating in a cooldown. The unique pacing of these workouts (plus modifications for beginners) enable calorie torching, fat burning, and overall toning. At 20 minutes a day, this is a great option for the bride-to-be who may be short on time.
Precision Toning With Tracy Anderson
Trainer to the stars Tracy Anderson, creator of the famed Tracy Anderson Method, has created this DVD to help those with varying skill levels learn and embrace the basics of her program. A whole-body workout, Precision Toning uniquely targets strengthening smaller muscles, which help support and strengthen large muscles. Using these workouts alone, or combined with her other videos, including the Mat Workout and Targeted Training Boot Camp, you’ll have a bridal-ready booty and biceps just in time for your big day.