Whether you want toned arms for your sleeveless gown or flat abs for your honeymoon bikini, certified trainer Sue Fleming can help you get in better shape for your wedding, even if you have only six months. This slim (106-page) book presents a six-month strength-training daily workout guide with cardio recommendations and a "crash program" if theres only 12 weeks before the wedding. The strength-training exercises are basic, beginning workouts using dumbbells, stability ball, step, and ankle weights, all clearly explained and illustrated.
The cardio recommendations are very general--for instance, 75 minutes per week for weeks five and six, doing one or two activities that raise your heart rate for most of your workout, which should last at least 25 minutes. Sadly, Fleming runs through just a few ways (walking, running, and biking) to get aerobic exercise, but doesn't explore the huge array of cardio options or give much detail on this essential fitness component. Recommended for beginning exercisers who are committed to following a regular program and need specific strength-training exercises. --Joan Price
From the Inside Flap
From dumbbells to wedding bells . . .
Whether you have six months or just six weeks until your wedding day, Buff Brides is an invaluable must-have for every bride-to-be.
Buff Brides is a comprehensive, fully illustrated fitness book by a New York City personal trainer who has helped hundreds of brides get into shape over the past decade. Providing clear, concise instructions and photographs for each exercise, Sue Fleming knows what brides want the most. From toned triceps for sleeveless dresses to flat abs for the honeymoon bikini, Buff Brides provides results.
Why Buff Brides? Well, are you
? Running out of time? Buff Brides features a 12-week crash course as well as the 24-week
optimal program that works for any body type!
?Short on space? No need to panic?all of these exercises can be done right in your own
home, with minimal equipment.
?Stressing out? Helpful stress-relieving stretches will calm your pre-wedding jitters!
?Having sleeveless-dress anxiety? Easy-to-follow exercises will show you how to tone
your arms and make your back look fabulous!
?Concerned about a specific target area? From thighs to abs to triceps, Buff Brides has
the exercise for every bride-to-be?s problem area!
?About to settle for the first dress you see? Buff Brides offers helpful hints for choosing
a wedding dress that best suits your body type.
Incorporating fitness tips, motivational secrets, and wedding-planning reminders, Buff Brides will help you look great and make it to the altar on time.