Bridesmaids on fitness spree to avoid wedding day blues

April 20th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Brides often go an extra mile to look their best for the wedding. But now bridesmaids are also being forced to shape up for the big day.

The bridesmaids are hiring personal trainers or attending bridal boot camps as they feel that they might be letting the bride down if they didn’t lose weight.

“No one wants to have fat wedding photos,” the Courier Mail quoted Bianca Aiono, a personal trainer on the Sunshine Coast who is working with more bridal parties than ever before, as saying.

“I think everyone’s so motivated to have those photos that they can really remember and be confident in,” she added.

Fernwood Women’s Health Clubs also run a special program for brides and their bridesmaids called Operation Wedding Dress.

“It’s growing in popularity. I think there’s a lot more pressure placed on the bridal party from the brides these days to look their best,” said Nic Linford, Fernwood’s national programs manager.

Sarah Torrisi, 23, who got married on April 17, had her six bridesmaids in personal training for the past two months to get ready for the D-day.

“I wanted us to feel better and fitter and to look good for the wedding,” she said. (ANI)

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