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We were featured in Brides of North Texas! Ready to get in shape for the wedding AND the honeymoon? Bells & Barbells owner and lead trainer, Kat, is here to share an easy workout you can do from home or the gym. Watch below and scroll down for her quick explanation on each move to get working on your summer bod. The Goal: These 6 exercises will help you burn calories while focusing on the areas that matter most.  When it comes to rocking your dream wedding dress and your honeymoon bikini, you...

We were featured in DWeddings! Carrie Bradshaw says that the “most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.” If you feel the challenge of prioritizing yourself throughout wedding planning, you are not alone. A smokin’ bridal bod can feel daunting amongst cake tastings, late-night seating charts, and future in-laws. That’s where Katherine Bahlburg of Bells and Barbells comes in. Each month, Bells and Barbells will guide us through a new workout tailored to wedding day worries. READ MORE...

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Jogging. Everyone does it, and it’s been the go-to way for people to “get in shape” for years. Is it really the best though? Well, honestly it comes down to what your goals are. For most of us here at Bells and Barbells the goal is to look and feel amazing on the  Wedding day, and in a bikini the following week while we lounge on the beach.  In my last blog I briefly touched on how losing weight doesn’t necessarily mean you’re losing fat. Well, the same principle applies...

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...