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How many days until you thee wed? Whether you have six weeks, 60 days, or a full 90 days to go, there's an at-home workout for your timeline.
You'll have to put in work, for sure, but the pay off will be sculpted curves, toned arms, and a back worth going backless for. The best part is that you can fit DVD workouts in between the fittings, the rehearsals, the engagement party hangovers, or whatever else might come up. DVD workouts are also significantly cheaper than recruiting a trainer or joining a gym. After the jump, six options for your pre-nuptial countdown. BYO barbells.—Cambrey Thomas
90 days: Metamorphosis by Tracy Anderson, $89.97
Here's a system for all the type-A's out there, courtesy of the woman in charge of Gwyneth Paltrow's gravity-defying ass. Armed with a yoga mat and three-pound weights, Tracy Anderson will work your accessory muscles until exhaustion, and then make you do a round of cardio. You can also select a problem area to target, like arms and abs, with tailored DVDs if the all-over option won't do. After your 90 days, you have the option of adding on a continuity program.
90 days: TurboFire by BeachBody, $79.90
The claim is that you can burn nine times more fat than regular cardio on TurboFire. And after seeing the rapid fire jumps, kicks, and running in place moves you'll do, we think they might be right. To make the 90-day program just a little easier, TurboFire includes a schedule, nutrition guide, and online access to workouts.
90 days: Jillian Michaels Body Revolution by Gaiam, $99.98
With 30 minutes a day and three phases over three months, Jillian Michaels is not playing. The kit includes 15 DVDs total, starting off low-impact and gradually works up to the intense circuits Jillian is known
and loved for. Rest assured you'll get support through her diet plans, journal, and membership to her website. You will need to purchase your own resistance bands and hand weights.
60 days: Insanity by BeachBody, $119.85
Personal trainer Shaun T is so sure you'll get results from Insanity that he offers a money back guarantee. But you have to wonder if anybody ever takes him up on that, as the before and after photos on the site are straight jaw-dropping. With no additional equipment needed, all you have to do is bring your stamina and rotate ten workouts over 60 days. How hard could it really be?
60 Days: Areobox System of Sleek by Areospace NYC, $59.99
Get the body of an angel with the program behind the famous flat abs of the Victoria's Secret models. The 60 day Aerobox system comes with seven workouts, a nutritional plan, a week-long jump start plan, and, er, a tape measure to track inches lost. But the cool part is that you're not just working out, you're also learning to box like a pro. All you need to start is a set of light weights.
6 weeks (42 days): Look Better Naked
It's crunch time (heh). With six weeks left before the big day, the name alone sells this one. Plus, it's easy enough to commit to, with only two 20-minute workouts, one interval and one strength, and the need for just a mat and light dumbbells. Make the plan work overtime by coupling it with its book-based diet and lifestyle component.
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