Shredding for the Wedding

Love is in the air at The Studio (MDR), and we’ve got a bunch of couples working out together to get ready for their big day!

Rachel and Blake

Rachel Hoff & Blake Seales

Rachel: I have known Mary since elementary school. In fact, Mary will be a bridesmaid in our wedding! We played sports together in the past and love to spin together, but I was a little scared to take her class originally. She talked me into trying it out for a month and making it part of my ‘wedding ready’ routine and I became hooked!  Blake wanted to join in on the fun after hearing me rave about the workout.

Like so many people, we’re both so busy with work, and lately, planning for the wedding and surrounding festivities—it’s hard to make time for exercise within all of that. It has been amazing to find something that we can do together—it is more motivating and more fun! Originally my goal was to look and feel good in my wedding dress. But coming to class regularly has done so much more than that. I am stronger and more flexible than I have been in years, which has made all other exercise a lot easier and more enjoyable as well. We’re both also so happy after taking class—what more can you ask for?!

Briana and Dave

Briana Schuck & Dave Anderson

David:  Briana has been going to The Studio (MDR) for two years now and I have watched her transform into the sexy, super-hot, strong lady she is now. I was inspired, and to be honest, a little scared to go. After two years of her asking and with an upcoming wedding and some newfound personal inspiration, I decided to go. I loved it and it pushed me to overcome limits I didn’t know I could. I have been going ever since.

Briana: My wedding dress is going to knock his ToeSox off. I would never have dreamed of wearing the dress that I am going to wear without my (MDR) body. I am so excited to feel beyond sexy and elegant on our wedding day. This confidence is fun.

David:  I love going to The Studio (MDR) with Briana. We always set up next to each other so whenever I need a little correction or a boost she’s there. I love making funny faces at her during class to make her smile and help us both push through.

Briana: David gets cold feet before every class. We go through major negotiations and Mary even caught us once, while I was trying to coax David out of the car and into the studio. He made it! I adore going to class with David. Working out next to him makes me smile and I am so proud of him.

Bacchus and Mona

Bacchus & Mona

Mona: Bacchus and I just celebrated our one year anniversary on June 16th and if you would have told me a year ago that I would be engaged to the man of my dreams and living the life I had always wished for, I simply wouldn’t have believed it. We had known each other for years but for whatever reason it was only until last summer that we began dating and we have been inseparable ever since.

Bacchus introduced me to The Studio (MDR) last September as he had been training there for several months and would go on and on about how motivating the trainers are, how quickly the results occur and how strong he was getting.

Well, just like with a new relationship, I was a bit nervous and maybe even a tad skeptical! But if I have learned anything this past year it would be to take a risk; it may be one of the best things that’s ever happened. And guess what…it was. We have been working out 3-4 days a week at The Studio (MDR) and the changes to my body have been amazing, not to mention the fact that I’ve lost 45 lbs. Bacchus continues to get stronger and leaner and his endurance level is remarkable. We have learned, through our instructors, that when your body starts to shake, it’s a sign that it is changing … and Bacchus and I use that as a metaphor in our daily lives.

We now know that when that shake occurs, whether it’s in our class, or in life, you should embrace it, because it means that you are alive and you are changing. But you have to work for it, and you have to believe that you deserve it.

So, when we do walk down the aisle and I see the man of my dreams waiting there for me, I know we will be ready: physically, emotionally and spiritually, thanks in part to our family at The Studio (MDR). You, like a supportive partner, have believed in us even on the days when we struggle to believe in ourselves.

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