Recent bride (and The Events Company client) Aubrey Taylor was in those same shoes. Aubrey has launched Aubrey Taylor Health & Fitness and her Fit Fabulous Bride program. We sat down with Aubrey to find out more about how she started coaching local brides:
When planning your wedding, you choose the perfect vendors for your flowers, decor, dress, etc. You
want everything to look “perfect”. What about YOU?! Since I was just a bride and I know first-hand the stress that goes into looking fabulous on "your day" I thought this would be a perfect fit.
I believe that everyone is unique and that everyone has a different version of healthy. One bride’s vision of fit could look completely different than another bride’s. I think the most important part is to set a goal and a plan of action to reach that goal. I see so many brides put a plan into action – a fitness routine, diet, etc. and stay on the right track…right up until about 2 months before their wedding. Then the stress and anxiety kicks in and they fall off track. This can be so discouraging and really THAT is the time that you want to be working the hardest. Not only from a looks stand-point, but also as a stress-reliever. I think, if you have a trainer, you have someone keeping you accountable. A trainer will keep you on track, making sure you are where you need to be, and will almost FORCE you to take that time to yourself to sweat out some stress!
Also, staying positive is ALWAYS important. You can be your own best friend or your own worst enemy. Constantly feeding yourself negative thoughts will only bring you down. Keeping positive, upbeat thoughts and mantras in your mind (even if you don’t fully believe them just yet) will keep your motivation alive and keep a gorgeous smile on your face!
Aubrey, an ISSA certified personal trainer, creates customized Bridal Plans which include a free consultation (goals, strength assessment, body fat/measurements, etc.), fitness training, and health and nutrition coaching. She also offers Bridal Boot camp sessions on Wednesday nights.
Aubrey trains at Towne Center Fitness in Fayetteville which includes two private studios and a small private gym. Prices vary by frequency and addition of bridal boot camp or other available options. In general, the closer the wedding, the more frequent the sessions.
For more inspiration, follow Aubrey on Instagram: @athealthfitness and Facebook: Aubrey Taylor Health & Fitness