As you can imagine, we hear a lot of things from brides to be when they visit our Wiltshire bridal boutique. There’s quite often a lot of chat about wanting to look and feel fantastic on their wedding day! We’re completely against crazy diets but we totally get that your wedding can be the perfect incentive to kick-start a healthy new regime. Wholesome food and great exercise give you a confidence that’s just brilliant so today we’re chatting to personal trainer Laura Phelps to find out more.
Laura has been a personal trainer for more than five years and she really knows what she’s talking about. She’s stuck to her own plan and lost 2.5 stone through exercise and she’s worked with loads of clients to help them achieve their own healthy goals. Laura is also super approachable and down-to-earth so if you think personal trainers are all scary, think again!
Firstly, take heart from the fact that we’ve all got similar hang-ups when it comes to our bodies as Laura explains:
“Typically, we all worry about our legs, bums and tums. I also get complaints about bingo wings but it all comes down to confidence. It’s amazing to see how a few tips, tricks and a little bit of support can change someone’s outlook on themselves. A few changes can allow them to achieve more than they every imagined they could.”
So whilst we can help you choose a dress that flatters your fab features and draws the attention to your best bits, Laura can help you feel great for your wedding day and beyond.
“Aside from the health benefits of getting fit and making exercise a habit, the confidence and general happiness that it brings should never be forgotten. People too often see exercise as a chore but if you take part in an activity that works well for you, the benefits are endless. One of my mottos is ‘healthy from the inside out’ and it’s a full package. If you look at exercise as part of your overall wellbeing, you’ll be healthy, happy and more balanced too.”
So, all this sounds great but how long do you need to devote to your new healthy habits to really see a difference?
“I always go with six, eight and twelve week markers to be realistic. It can take six weeks to kill bad habits and build new, healthy ones as well as starting to see sustainable weight loss. By eight weeks, it’s likely that others will be noticing the difference in your appearance and you’ll be feeling confident like never before. After twelve weeks, the changes will be visible and you’ll be hitting the goals that you set for yourself.”
“I love building people up and allowing them to become the best version of themselves and achieve the goals they set for themselves. All the results we achieve are down to the individual. My clients put in all the work; I just give them the tools to get there. I’ve worked with so many different people of all ages, shapes and sizes and everyone wants to change for different reasons. It’s always so lovely to watch someone journey with me and grow in confidence.”
There’s never been a better time to start taking steps towards a healthy lifestyle, for whatever reason. It’s something you’ll never regret.
If you’d like to get in touch with Laura or find out more about her personal training services, hop over to her Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/lptraining/