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The top 3 best gyms for pre-wedding workouts

TA-Classroom-Image-900X500Fitness can be fun with workouts like those at Tracy Anderson

Many brides plan to get in shape before their wedding day, yet often it stays as just that – a plan. Let’s face it ladies, it’s hard to keep on track when we are sticking to the same old, boring gym. Help yourself reach your wedding fitness goals by trying out the latest Manhattan spots for fun, bride-approved workouts that will leave you excited to come back.


Fhitting Room Fhitting Room is an upscale High Intensity Training (HIT) fitness studio where you can get an intimate body-changing workout. Each class combines the energy of group exercise with the attention of a personal training session. They also have workouts that catered to brides-to-be.

Pricing: In addition to regular workouts, (a typical monthly unlimited package at Fhitting Room is $595 + tax), the Live FHIT + Get HITched monthly package is specifically catered to brides looking to get FHIT a certain number of times per week leading up to their wedding. Prices for this package start at $250 for 2 classes a week and go up to $480 for 4 classes a week.

Upper West Side
584 Columbus Ave (between 88th and 89th Sts)
(646) 858.1658

Upper East Side
201 East 67th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Aves)
(646) 869.1840

Flatiron District
31 West 19th Street (between 5ht and 6th Aves)
(646) 850.0469


Ripped Fitness Looking to build stamina for your big day? After all you’ll be in heels, and on your feet, for at least 6 to 8 hours, right? RIPPED combines a high-intensity treadmill workout with strength and sculpting exercises. The instructors inspire you to push towards your full potential while guaranteeing terrific results. CEO and Founder Brian Ripka says, “RIPPED prepares you not just physically, but mentally, and spiritually. It challenges you in a way that brings empowerment into every part of your life.”

Pricing: $32/class. Packages are available, and the more you buy, the more you save.

Upper East Side
1432 Second Avenue *between 74th and 75th Streets)
(212) 774-1990

Rye Brook
Rye Ridge Shopping Center
14 Rye Ridge Plaza, 2nd Floor
(914) 481-5755


Tracy Anderson Do you wish you were as in shape as well as Gwyneth Paltrow or Olivia Palermo are? Same.
They rave about the Tracy Anderson method. Tracy’s several muscular structure and dance cardio classes are ideal for brides looking to feel strong, balanced, and connected. There are several fun classes like “Attain Definition” and “Catalyst Cardio”. For an advanced-level cardio class, they suggest “Catapult Cardio”. The best part about this gym is that you don’t have to work out alone. Bring in your fiance to join in the studio’s specialized men’s classes so he’ll look just as good in his swimsuit as you will on your honeymoon!

Pricing: $45/class.

Upper East Side
241 East 59th Street
(212) 355-5750

271 Church Street
(646) 964-5820

Other locations in Water Mill and East Hampton, see their site for details

All photos courtesy of Fhitting Room, Ripped Fitness and Tracy Anderson