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Here Come the Bridal Boot Camps

The city is crawling with new wedding-focused workout packages.


For A Complete Makeover
Bridal Boot Camp at Exhale
(various locations; exhalespa.com)

Exhale offers six- and 12-week bride-targeted programs, which include unlimited barre-style Core Fusion sessions—ballet-inspired work with bands, balls, and your own body resistance—as well as yoga and a series of spa treatments. Plus, a complimentary private fitness session for you and your bridal party. From $680.

For Gown-Specific Problem Areas
Wedding Training With Molly Winter Fitness
(mollywinterfitness.com)

For those with very micro goals in mind—like defined triceps for halter gowns or a tightened tummy for corset styles—personal trainer and Broadway-­tour dancer Molly Winter Stewart will come to your home or gym and customize your body sculpting according to dress silhouettes, mixing kickboxing, TRX, dance cardio, and circuit conditioning. Packages cater to everyone from those in need of a quick fix (the Shotgun) to brides who are able to start six months in advance (Pure Platinum). Nutrition consulting can also be tacked on. From $3,200.

For Intense Toning
Uplift Studios Fit-to-Be-Tied Package
(24 W. 23rd St., nr. Fifth Ave. 212-242-3103; upliftstudios.com)

This women-only, high-intensity fitness studio in the Flatiron District offers one-, three-, and six-month packages for brides-to-be that include private classes with one of their trainers as well as passes to their group sessions. The workouts are a grueling, muscle-building blend of free weights, push-ups, and planks, along with bursts of burpees and other cardio moves; if the fear of strapless-dress back bulge isn’t sufficient motivation, the community vibe will help push you through. From $1,150.

For Couple-y Competition
Swerve Down the Aisle
(30 W. 18th St., nr. Fifth Ave. 212-242-3330; swervefitness.com)

This newcomer to the spinning scene in Union Square offers unlimited packages for both brides- and grooms-to-be in one- and three-month blocks. As with your standard spin studio, the sessions incorporate upper-body work and free-weight sequences, but what sets them apart is the friendly rivalry: Classes divide into teams to compete for the best performance. From $295.

For A Detox
Private Specialty Training for Brides at I.AM.YOU
(132 Mulberry St., nr. Canal St., Ste. 6E; iamyoustudio.com)

Former Morgan Stanley trader Lauren Imparato leads upbeat yoga classes (think sun salutations set to rock and hip-hop) out of a Little Italy loft; future brides can book one-on-one workouts as well as meditation sessions and customized pre-­wedding diet consultations: Imparato can prescribe a cleanse—centered on her line of made-in–New York teas that incorporate traditional Chinese herbs—ranging from one day to two weeks. From $200 per hour.