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Fitness Friday with Perfect Size Nutrition: Healthy Snacks on the Go

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Planning your wedding is pretty much a full-time job. Which is insanely tough when you already have a, you know, full-time job. Which, when it comes right down to it, can make healthy eating, especially healthy snacking, almost impossible. But not quite. Today, Perfect Size Nutrition’s lovely Marla and Sonny are back for another installment of Fitness Friday on the Houston Wedding Blog, with their awesome tips and recipes for healthy snacking on the go, tailor-made for busy brides. Check out their vid, and when you’re running around like a madwoman this weekend, traipsing through venues or trying on ballgowns or debating over 97 different napkin-ring possibilities or fretting over whether to updo or undo (or perhaps ALL of the aforementioned and then some), make sure to keep your body fueled, healthfully, deliciously and PDQ. And don’t forget to pop over to their fab blog for tons more tips on fitness, health, and feeling really freakin’ great all the time.


Busy Bride Series: Part 3

Fitness Friday with Perfect Size Nutrition: The Busy Bride Workout

Friday, February 28th, 2014

It’s Fitness Friday again, y’all, and this time we’re gonna make you sweat. Make that MARLA & SONNY are gonna make you sweat. The team from Houston’s Perfect Size Nutrition is back and it’s your back—and rear end and upper arms—that they’re targeting with this week’s workout video, geared toward getting you in shape for whichever strapless, backless, arm-baring, shoulder-showing wedding dress style you choose. Check it out…and work it out!

Happy Friday, brides…and welcome to part 2 of our Fitness Friday Series: The Busy Bride Workout—Sweating for the Wedding! Our newest video is all about getting a toned backside and sculpted arms that will look great in any style of dress you choose. We have featured our six favorite exercises that focus on getting you the results you are looking for in the shortest period of time. We recommend doing each of these exercises three times back-to-back, without stopping, and adding 30 to 45 minutes of cardiovascular activity like running, swimming or hitting the stair-climber to maximize results. For more tips, exercises and healthy recipes, visit our blog!

Busy Bride Series: Part 2

Pizza vs. Treadmill: A Bride’s False Dichotomy?

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Pizza vs. Treadmill: A Bride’s False Dichotomy?

Photo: Holly Hoyt Photography via Culture Map

When we came upon Houston bride Monica’s tale of how becoming engaged put her on the path to fitness and better health, we knew we had to share it with y’all. She’s just so honest and funny and practical and—just, you know, freakin’ cool—we figured we’d let her inspire those of you who are determined to get in great wedding shape. Her take on the choices we make will make you want to get started on your pre-wedding shape-up, rather than waiting ’til Monday. Or Tuesday. Or next month. Check out her story on Culture Map, then lace up them kicks and GO!

GIVEAWAY: Buy I Do! @ ZaZa Pre-sale Tix and WIN a Fitbit Bridal Fitness Package

Monday, August 19th, 2013

GIVEAWAY: Buy I Do! @ ZaZa Pre-sale Tix and WIN a FitBit Bridal Fitness Package

Photos: Fitbit

The sophisticated, super-chic, swag-filled I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa is coming up in a little over six weeks—which is the perfect amount of time to get a jump on your bridal fitness and health regimen. And we want to help!! Buy your limited-availability I Do! @ ZaZa pre-sale tickets by midnight Sunday, Aug. 25 and you could win a Fitbit One Wireless Activity Tracker and Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale—a fantastic bridal fitness technology package worth $230!

How much do we love Fitbit? A ton. Because that’s how much weight (and more) Fitbit’s activity-tracking devices have collectively helped brides, grooms and regular folks lose since their much-lauded launch. Clip your Fitbit One to your sports bra, tank, belt or pocket during the day, and track your steps, distance traveled, calories burned and stairs climbed. Wear your Fitbit on your wrist at night to measure your sleep quality and learn how to sleep better and wake healthier. Then use your Aria smart scale to track your weight, body fat and BMI, and sync your stats with a custom online graph, to help you stay motivated and on track toward “I do!”

All brides who buy their tickets to Houston’s hottest bridal event by midnight Sunday are entered to win; winner announced Tuesday, Aug. 27 on Facebook. And remember, the I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa WILL SELL OUT. It always does. Snag your tickets now while you can—and score a super-cool pre-wedding fitness package too.

Good luck…and get moving!

Strapless Dress Bridal Workout Video

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

We’re pumped for today’s post—the first in what we’ve got planned as a series of bridal workout videos from Houston’s awesome Bella Body Fitness! In case her reputation as one of the city’s top certified trainers hasn’t yet reached you, here’s the skinny on Bella Barak: She developed her signature Bella Body Fitness method through years of research, study and practice—not to mention a growing frustration with, as she calls it, “the typical male-focused gym scene in Houston.” Yeah, we heard THAT. Her training approach caters specifically to a woman’s body, and she has helped countless clients sculpt taut, feminine curves in her private women-only Houston fitness studio. To-be-weds seek her out for her incredible ability to whip bridal bodies into wedding shape. The best place to start? With arms, shoulders and upper back, of course, which Bella happens to target in today’s “Strapless Dress” workout video (additional photos and instructions on Bella’s blog, too). Give it a go, and when you’re ready for the full-on personal training treatment, give Bella a holla!