Wedding Fitness Tips

Well now that you have your dress or tux. You want to make sure you look and feel your very best on your special day. Imagine walking down the aisle full of joy, excitement, enthusiasm and full of energy. Your guests are amazed because you have never looked as radiant or handsome as you look strolling down the aisle with the cameras flashing, as they look in amazement at the body you now posses.

This moment is a once in a lifetime moment and I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to look and feel their very best as they embark on a whole new chapter in life. That’s why we have turned to experts to help give our friends a little help on how they can achieve their best body ever in just a few weeks or months for those who didn’t prepare with enough anticipation or have a longer road to reach their ultimate physique.

In this section Premiere Events Group has the help of fitness experts who have been in the industry for over a decade and who help hundreds of people transform their bodies.

This entry will cover everyone’s favorite topic food. Well to keep it short and simple our experts gave us the following simple secrets to success:

  • 80% – 90%of fitness or weight loss results come from proper nutrition
  • 10% – 20% comes form the actual exercises themselves
  • Proper exercise help to prevent injuries and to raise metabolism
  • Water is crucial in any fitness program
  • Knowing how many calories you need and you actually consume is essential

Let break down these 5 basic principles. What is proper nutrition? Well simply put it is ensuring your body has all the essential vitamins and minerals needed for optimum cell function and the right amount of proteins for cellular growth and repair along with the adequate amount of energy for optimum performance. The best way to ensure this is to make sure you do not skip meals, that you have breakfast everyday and eat small but frequent balanced meals throughout the day. So what is balanced? For starters making sure you have adequate protein and fiber in your diet is key to maintaining good health. Adults should consume about 25-30 grams of fiber daily. This will make sure that your body absorbs the nutrients that you give it. But proceed with caution a sudden increase in dietary fiber can have the reverse effect and cause constipation. When increasing your fiber is essential to have adequate water intake as well. A good starting point is 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water, for example a 200 lb make should drink 100 oz of water every day. Protein is also dependent on your body weight and for each pound of body weight you consume about 0.4 – 0.6 gram of protein for regular exercises or up to 0.8 for serious athletes. So what about exercise.

The best way to ensure results is to consult a professional who will design a program based on your needs, abilities, goals and lifestyle. Todays good trainers are much more than the whistle blowing rep counters of yesteryear, they actually will guide you through the maze of equipment and exercises to get the most out of every second in the gym to make sure your effective but safe and most will also offer you some nutritional advice in your program. Can’t spring for a trainer, that’s ok we’ve consulted with one of the best in Orange County to get you some insider tips. First our expert recommends that you go to work not socialize. Getting the most out of your workouts depends on how high your heart rate is, and she says for the fastest results get and keep your heart rate up as high as you can maintain (always consult your doctor to make sure its safe for you to embark on an exercise regime).

Next is pumping it up, weights are  for bulky guys right? Wrong, resistance training is the second fastest way to increase your metabolism, the fastest we mentioned earlier, small frequent meals. Make sure you focus on form not pounds, if you can’t hold proper form you need to lighten up, however if your form is great and you can do a set for more than 25 repetitions you could probably use a little more load. Doing exercises that use multiple joints are the best advises our expert trainer, moves like kettle bell swings are a great way to incorporate most of the muscles in your entire body into one movement which equals greater calorie burn. Another great tool she says is to do groups of exercises in succession or what’s known as a circuit. Instead of resting between exercises you move to an exercise that works an opposing muscle group or a lower body and upper body exercise for example. This causes the heart rate to climb and lets you burn more calories which is the name of the game.

The last but most important of all is calories! The word no one wants to hear, but unfortunately it’s what the body lives on. So why are calories so important? Well for starters if you don’t know how many you consume each day how are you supposed to know how many to add or take away! When in a weight loss program your body needs enough calories to maintain lean muscle tissues but it also needs to be in a big enough deficit to force the body to use or burn the stored fat (which is what extra calories convert to in our bodies). Now that you understand the basic principle of why calories are important the next step is to get a rough estimate of how many you’re actually consuming. Our expert says write it down for a week and you can even go to websites to help you figure it all out. Next step is to calculate how many you actually need based on your weight and activity level. We have provided a link here to make it easier for you.

Good luck and best wishes to you on your special day.

Premiere Events Group

Contributing Writer:

Nancy Kuo, PES

Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach

909-227-1430

Mention Premiere Events Group for a complimentary wellness evaluation.

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