Are you getting married this summer? If so you’re probably very busy and don’t have a lot of extra time to worry about getting or staying fit for your wedding. But physical exercise should be an important part of your wedding preparations for both the bride and groom, not only so you look and feel your best, but to reduce the stress that goes with planning a big event, to improve quality of sleep, and to give you the extra boost in energy that you need.

They say that couples who sweat together, stay together. So during this busy pre-wedding time, why not make your workout time your “us” time and help your body and relationship get stronger! You’ll both be more likely to stick to your goals if you make the commitment to health and fitness together.

All you need to do to get started is to find an activity or two that you both love to do. At AuburnFit1 we have many options to choose from, from challenging group fitness classes including Spinning and Chiseled to our open weight room with free weights, weight machines, and cardio machines. We even have TRX training. If you need help getting started, you can work out together with one of elite personal trainers who will design a customized plan just for the two of you.

For time-strapped couples, try a full-body circuit in our weight room. While one partner is performing a set, the second partner sets up the weights for the next exercise. This saves time and keeps you busy during the rest between sets.

You can also try partner-based exercises (interactive exercises) such as:

-Exercises with a medicine ball: ex., medicine ball V-sit with pass and rotation

-Tubing exercises: ex., mid-row with tubing

-Partner Yoga

-Partner drills

-Partner body weight exercises: ex., wheelbarrow pushups

On cardio days, choose HIIT routines. HIIT burns fat in a much shorter amount of time than steady-state cardio so you can get in and out of the gym quicker.

If stress levels are high, consider participating in an AuburnFit1 Yoga class to unwind and stretch and tone your entire body.

The staff at AuburnFit1 look forward to seeing you at the gym and wish you a happy, healthy wedding.