A newlywed herself, this Saugus-based CorePower studio manager often streams her full-body workouts over Instagram Live, Zoom, and YouTube with her husband trying to keep up in the background, which makes tuning in an approachable (and sometimes comedic) affair. Part yoga and part sculpting, the heart-pumping by-donation classes aren’t just fun; they’re also totally effective.
FOR A LOWER-BODY WORKOUT
Booty by Brabants
No matter what you’re wearing on your wedding day, you want it to cling in all the right places, and Booty by Brabants’s lower-body-intensive drills are all but guaranteed to tone, lift, and tighten the, ahem, previously mentioned body part. Just be prepared for sore muscles afterward—the Instagram Live workouts from athleisure queen Kelly Brabants are some of Boston’s hardest.
The Dance Haven
Founder Rachele Kakles makes all of her clients feel welcome and supported on their dance journey, whether socially distanced in her Medford studio or joining over Zoom. Try her unique take on Zumba, performed with hand weights, for a more intense calorie-burning experience, or prep for your newlywed debut with customizable ballroom-dancing lessons; Kakles hosts private training sessions to make sure you and your sweetheart move with elegance and ease.
Down Under Yoga School
There’s no way around it—weddings are stressful, and taking care of your mental health is just as important as getting into physical shape. Check both boxes at Down Under, which caters to real-deal yogis and novices alike with packages offering unlimited access to livestream and in-person classes in its Newton, Brookline, and Cambridge studios. In between perfecting your crow pose, you’ll learn how to meditate and release prenuptial tension.
FOR PARTNER BOOT CAMP
How’s this for a team-building exercise before tying the knot? The 60-minute virtual “Partners Workout” from Hustl’d—a killer high-intensity-interval-training (HIIT) program founded in August by a group of former Barry’s Bootcamp instructors—requires two people to cheer each other on through challenging tandem exercises. If you’d rather go it on your own, though, there are plenty of other options, including a low-impact class (no jumping or burpees!) for beginners.
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