How to Get Body Confident for Your Wedding


You should feel your absolute best on your wedding day. If you are planning a wedding, you might be looking for ways to get fit and healthy so you can be confident for your special day.

We have a few of our personal favorite tips and tricks to share with you today as well as some expert moves from one of our former brides, Jenn! Whether you want to lose weight, tone up or just feel damn good in your own skin for your wedding, we’re cheering you on!

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CoPilot Workout App

The first tool I want to share about is the CoPilot app. Boy did this app change my life! When I tell you that I’ve never stuck to a workout plan until this gem came along, I ain’t lying! This next photo is only after 2 months and while the changes are small they are THERE!

My eating habits have remained somewhat consistent over time but now I consistently work out 3 times per week. My secret has been this CoPilot app. Y’all I am OBSESSED. Here’s why:

You don’t even need a gym membership either. The coach will ask you what kind of equipment you have available (if any) and will create your program based on that. Every 2 weeks or so my workouts change to spice things up and it’s always a fun surprise when I open the app!

On-demand workouts

We teamed up with our friend, Jenn, Co-Owner and Instructor at Chrysalis Fitness + Wellness for her expertise. Today she is sharing some pro advice and 4 exercises so you can be body confident for your wedding!

The areas that helped me stand tall on my big day were the ones that worked my posture muscles and my core. Here are four Chrysalis Fitness + Wellness exercises that you can do at home with little or no equipment (if you don’t have weights, 2 full wine bottles will do!).

I’ve given some recommendations for reps, but always listen to your body and if it wants less, take a break, if it wants more add some more reps!


This first exercise works your booty, your hamstrings, and your abs, it hits all parts of your core.



  1. Lie down onto your back
  2. Bend your knees and place your feet slightly forward of your knees
  3. Grip your seat, lift your hips, and pull your navel down
  4. Keep your upper back on the floor, only lift your seat, waist, and lower ribs off the floor
  5. Extend your left leg to straight and in line with your bottom leg
  6. Place your right hand behind your ear with your elbow bent out to the side
  7. Slowly lift your leg upward and simultaneously curl your right shoulder upward engaging your obliques
  8. Continue for 15 reps on the left leg, repeat on the other side. 


This body confident exercise works your chest, upper back, shoulder, core, and quads. 


  1. Pick up a set of weights (2-5 lbs)
  2. Kneel down with your knees hip’s width apart or slightly wider and place your feet directly behind
  3. Squeeze your seat, bend slightly forward at your waist, and hinge slightly back from your knees to engage your quads. 
  4. Bend your elbows in half and draw your elbows slightly wider than your shoulder, elongate your neck by drawing your shoulders down. 
  5. Open your arms into a goal post position and simultaneously hinge back from your knees 2-3 inches engaging your quads more. 
  6. Return to your original position. Repeat for 20 reps. 


This exercise works your abs and your upper quads.


  1. Sit down and rest onto your right glute, extend your legs diagonally down and forward
  2. Come down to your right forearm and draw your shoulder away from your ear
  3. Lift your left arm upward
  4. Keeping your knees slightly bent, pull your core in, and lift both legs upward on a diagonal as you draw your left arm down toward your shins. 
  5. Return your legs to the floor with control and your arm overhead. 
  6. Continue for 20 reps and repeat on the other side.


This exercise works your triceps, upper back and core.


  1. Sit down on the floor with your feet about a foot and a half in front of you, hip’s width apart. 
  2. Place your hands on the floor with your fingertips facing toward your feet and slightly out on a diagonal. 
  3. Scoop your hips up lifting your seat off of the floor. 
  4. Draw your ribs back toward your inner arms and lengthen your neck by drawing your shoulders down.
  5. Bend your elbows directly back and simultaneously lift one knee toward your chest, repeat and switch legs. 
  6. Continue, alternating legs for 30 repetitions.

Looking for more exercises to feel body confident as a future newlywed? Try the online all access with Chrysalis Fitness + Wellness! You will receive:

Meditation, yoga and deep breathing

We all know there’s a body and mind connection so if your mind is feeling wild, it’s likely that your body is feeling off too. To better center yourself before your wedding we love the idea of a group yoga class with your wedding party or even some solo meditation.

Most of our destination weddings hire a yoga instructor to come in the morning of the wedding. This is not only a great activity for your out of town guests but it’s a perfect way to calm your nervous system.

We also love using apps like Headspace and Insight Timer to go through guided meditation, short breathing exercises and even calming sounds. Don’t be afraid to tell your crew that you need a few minutes alone if you’re starting to feel some anxiety creep up. Your body and your mind will thank you!

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