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High Intensity Interval Training, often referred to as HIIT, has become a popular method of exercise over the past few years especially for Brides and Grooms that are about to tie the knot.  HIIT is a exercise performed at high intensity, often 80% of your maximum heart rate or more for any length of time.  This length of time can be as short as 15 seconds or as long as several minutes.  The purpose of this training is to elevate your heart rate to a level where you feel the...

We see it all the time.  Brides crush their workouts in the gym with us for weeks and months.  They get up in the morning day after day “sweating for the wedding” and see great results.  Their weight is down,  body fat % keeps melting away,  strength numbers are increasing every week, and they are looking and feeling great about their progress.  All is well, until your bachelorette party rolls around. A 5-day weekend of drinking bottomless mimosas, bottles of wine, eating out for every meal, and then nursing a hangover...

Just the other night my new wife and I were discussing her fitness journey, goals, and a variety of other related topics when she mentioned that she was feeling frustrated at her lack of progress thus far. I was somewhat shocked when she made the comment because she had just set her goal and started working towards it the previous week! Hearing this from her made me think of two things everyone should keep in mind.   The scale doesn’t always tell the truth Success doesn’t happen overnight   First, the number you...

My wedding fitness trainer said to eat carbs before a workout. Pizza has carbs right? So is pizza a pre-workout?! No. Attention Brides and Grooms! Your pre-workout routine can make or break your sweat session. Here is out to get the most out of the hard work you are putting in the gym.   Carbohydrates are your body’s biggest energy source. About 80% of your energy during a workout comes from your glucose and glycogen which comes from carbs. With all of the business from planning a wedding and managing your day to...

You’ve made a promise to your special someone; now make a commitment to the most important person on your big day… YOU! Bells and Barbells Wedding Fitness, the largest wedding fitness studio in the US, will help you fit into that special dress and make sure you look and feel spectacular on your wedding day! At our 4,000 square foot studio located on Knox/Henderson, our team of experienced and diverse personal trainers provide Dallas brides-to-be with a tailor-made fitness and nutrition program based on your goals, your dress, your schedule, and...

A big CONGRATULATIONS to the Bells and Barbells brides that are getting married this month!!   Kelly Stroud April 1st   Laura Swart April 22nd   Quincy Jordan April 22nd   Catherine Keeter April 22nd   Kinsey Naylor April 27th   Lindsey Moreland April 29th   Brandi Butterworth April 29th Check out Brandi's progress! Brandi came to Bells and Barbells with a goal of getting back to her pre-pregnancy weight in time for her wedding. She has been with Bells and Barbells for 4 months and working out 3 times a week! WOW!!! #GoalCrushing! ...

How to Get the Results You Want for The Big Day with Your Diet and Nutrition   Now that the holiday parties are over and all the Christmas treats have been consumed, it is the perfect time to start thinking about getting a jump start on your wedding day fitness and nutrition goals. There is no time like the present to start making healthy lifestyle changes. At Bells and Barbells, we ensure that each and every one of our clients does that in a way that stays with them long after they...

The Difference Between Bells and Barbells and “Off The Shelf” Programs   I am sure you have seen them on your Facebook newsfeed and have been tempted by the lure of the quick fix potential, but the truth of the matter is, “off the shelf” nutrition and training programs end up leaving users with feelings of dissatisfaction and frustration while also leaving them ill equipped to handle and maintain a sustainable diet once the introductory program ends.   So how is Bells and Barbells different from off the shelf programs such as Beachbody, 21...