Using a personal trainer for the bridal party was a great idea

The personal trainer included a ton of flexibility exercises, static holds and breathing techniques

Last summer, I was asked to be a bridesmaid in my cousin’s wedding. When I agreed, I honestly had no clue what I was getting into. My cousin was particularly ridiculous with her demands… The whole bridal party was pretty much always expected to join in on crazy and luxurious activities. We all went skydiving together, took a wine tasting tour and went whitewater rafting. We rented a limousine for a bar crawl and took ballroom dance lessons. My cousin took all kinds of pictures and posted everything on her Facebook page. The only thing I easily enjoyed was our regular sessions with a personal trainer. My cousin was fully determined to get her wedding party in decent shape for her sizable afternoon. Everything was basically targeted at looking amazing in the photos. The personal trainer met with each one of us individually. We talked about nutrition, fitness goals and weight loss. He then set up a personal method and a one-on-one training schedule for everybody. We also participated in group fitness classes. Because my cousin is entirely uncoordinated, she struggled really bad with this, but I felt it was great and loved every single moment of it. We worked with resistance bands, free weights, weighted balls and kettlebells. We had access to a wide range of machines, including treadmills, ellipticals and rowing machines. The personal trainer included a ton of flexibility exercises, static holds and breathing techniques. When we finally made it to the wedding day, I lost fifteen pounds and felt marvelous. While I couldn’t wait to be finished with all of the duties of being a part of the bridal party, I thought it would be nice to keep meeting with the personal trainer.

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