Getting in a Bridal Workout Wherever You Are
  • October 27, 2014
  • It’s not every weekend that one of your favorite people in the world marries her favorite person in the world. So when an event so special comes up and your presence is requested, you get there.

    Our very own photographer and our team’s only true triathlete, Christiana, got married in a storybook setting in beautiful Michigan and wanted to pump up the endorphins before walking down the aisle. I, of course, was happy to make that happen.

    Because only someone this amazing can make an alligator hat look like it was meant for her.

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    With a beautiful backdrop using only their bodyweight, Christiana’s bridesmaids worked out on Lake Michigan like they hadn’t even gone out the night before. And as luck would have it, it was the perfect day for an outdoor bridal workout.

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    If you want to get in this workout at home or in your favorite beautiful place, you can go through the exercises 2-3 times.

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    Push-ups: You can do these on your knees or toes. Do your push-ups at a pace that can be sustained for one minute.

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    Triceps dips: With your fingers pointing towards your butt, bend your elbows and straighten to work your triceps.

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    Diamond push-ups: On your knees or your toes with your hands in a diamond below your chest, push-up, keeping your body in a straight line.

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    Arm pulses: You’re going to continuously pulse your arms in varying directions. You’ll feel this quickly.

    First, pulse forward with palms facing forward.

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    Then, pulse up with palms facing up.

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    Finally, pulse back with pinkies facing up.

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    Tricep push-ups: Your final push-up is a triceps variation. Keep your hands narrower so as you move down in the motion, your elbows will go back.

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    Sumo Jumps: Start in a sumo squat, touch the ground and jump up.

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    Boat pose with arm circles: With your legs held in a boat pose, start to circle your arms.

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    Plank walks from left to right: Start in a plank and take two steps with your hands and feet in one direction from where you started and then two steps back.

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    Squat with lateral lifts: start in a squat position and alternate lifting a leg to the side at the top of the motion.

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    Plank with knee taps: hold your plank and tap your knees down to the ground and straighten them again.

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    (Disclaimer: This workout is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor is it a replacement for seeking medical treatment or professional nutrition advice. Do not start any nutrition or physical activity program without first consulting your physician.)

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.