Mind, Body and Soul Archive
Please select the links below to view previously featured articles designed to nourish your Inner Bride

Engagement, What Women Really Experience

Reduce Wedding Stress - Reclaim your Life!

Beautiful Bride - Arrive at the Altar Positively Radiant

Brides - Fend Your Female Friendships!

Miffed By His Mom? How to Make Amends with your Mother-in-Law

Suffering from Identity Crisis?
Behind the Last Name (Change)

One Love-Two Faiths
Planning an Interfaith Wedding Ceremony

Bridal Beauty
The Bridal Countdown

8 Fights Every Couple Should Have
Before their Wedding Day

Dreading His Bachelor Party?
Here's How to Deal...

Got Cold Feet?
What to do When you Want to Say I Don't

Calling off the Wedding -
How to Survive a Broken Engagement

What to Expect During
The First Weeks of Engagement

How to Juggle Wedding Planning
With Your Career

Emotionally Engaged - 11 Must Ask Questions before the Wedding

How to Avoid the
Top 5 Bridesmaid Dilemmas

How to Plan for a
Healthy Financial Future

Bridal Shower -
6 Ideas for More Meaningful Showers

Are you Becoming Bridezilla?
5 Tips to Avoid the Monster

How to Plan a Green Wedding

Bridal Fitness Basics -
Fitness and Nutrition Guide

Bridal Pampering -
A Spa Services Guide for Brides

Report to Duty...
New Bridal Bootcamps Help you Get in Shape for Your Wedding

Sometimes we need a little motivation to transform a bootylicious bod into a bride-a-licious bod. So you’re not a gym bunny? Enlist in boot camp! Many boot camps are owned and taught by women and offer specific training sessions geared towards brides. These pre-nuptial programs can range from intensive weekend or week-long regimens to long-term fitness plans. So report to duty, and shape up for your wedding.

Where to find: These bridal boot camps are popping up all over the country. Here are some local suggestions around the US, as well as some at-home options, to get you started. As with all fitness programs, please consult your physician before starting a new exercise regimen:

Adventure Boot Camp for Women - Locations throughout the US - Offers four week programs that include one hour sessions Monday through Friday. Cost is $299 for a regular 4-week camp or $199 for a three-day-per-week program. AdventureBootCamp.com

FitBoot - Boston, MA - This program has a realistic military approach, but a supportive environment for women of all fitness levels. The course ($375) consists of 45 minute sessions every weekday for six weeks, and recruits must pass a physical fitness test at the end of camp. FitBoot.com

Fit to Be Wed Live - West Los Angeles/Beverly Hills, CA - Camp features 60-70 minute workouts 3 days a week for 4 weeks. Geared towards brides, bridesmaids, and mothers of the bride and groom, workouts include lots of shaping and toning in those "key wedding gown areas" -- the arms, back, and shoulders. FitToBeWedLive.com

Operation Boot Camp - Atlanta (Piedmont and Buckhead), GA - The 30-Day boot camp program includes 18 group workouts - each about 45 minutes. The program intersperses outdoor workouts with indoor studio sessions, providing a well-rounded, cross-training approach. In addition, instructors monitor your daily food intake, helping you learn how to incorporate nutrition into an overall healthy lifestyle. OperationBootcamp.com

The Healthy Bride’s Boot Camp Workout - DVD - This DVD features four 45 minute workouts, including cardio, abs and push ups, stretching, and weight training designed for the style of your dress. Get in shape for your wedding - all in the comfort of your own home. $21.95 - available at Amazon.com or other retailers

Bridal BootcampPaperback – by Cynthia M. Conde - This book is a fitness and nutrition guide created especially for women, with a focus on looking fabulous on your wedding day. It includes 6 month, 3 month and 4 week programs you can follow to lose body fat, increase lean muscle and make healthy lifestyle changes. $14.95 - available at Amazon.com or other retailers.

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