Five years ago, Nicole Glor resolved to get in shape for her wedding in Mexico. For her, that meant becoming a licensed fitness trainer. Luckily, you don’t have to go to that extreme. But with many destination gowns featuring lighter fabrics and slimmer silhouettes, you’ll still face more pressure to be in shape than the average bride — especially if you have a tropical ceremony. To prepare, pick up her new DVD, NikkiFitness Beach Bride ($19.99 at amazon.com), and follow these five tips.
1. Start off slowly, with achievable goals
2. Change the way you eat
3. Focus on the key areas Aim for triceps, inner and outer thighs, glutes and abs. “But you always want to work the opposing muscle, so that means you really have to work biceps, shoulders and back,” says Glor.
4. Multitask with cardio intervals
5. Make it enjoyable