The Pre-Wedding Fitness Trainers & Destinations To Know
The Pre-Wedding Fitness Trainers & Destinations To Know

The Pre-Wedding Fitness Trainers & Destinations To Know

When it comes to preparing for your big day, it makes sense to want everything to be as perfect as it can be – and that includes ensuring you look and feel your best as you walk down the aisle. Whether you’re looking to sculpt lean muscle, perfect your posture or improve your body composition, these are the names to know to help you reach your goals…
By Tor West

Catie Miller

Best For Long, Lean Muscles

An athletic take on classical ballet, Catie Miller’s Barre Series is a combination of cardio and strength training to condition and tone the body, all while burning energy to achieve long, lean muscles. The 45-minute sessions are low-impact but challenging, incorporating elements of Pilates, yoga and strength training (you’ll use light hand weights weighing no more than 1.5kg) to improve posture, flexibility and core strength, a combination that will enable you to hold yourself with grace on your big day. Catie will also encourage you to prioritise emotional wellbeing in the form of mindfulness, stretching and relaxation, which, she says, will support all aspects of your lifestyle, including your quality of sleep – essential for feeling energised and looking fresh.  

The Details: For the best results, Catie recommends starting a programme at least three months before your wedding date, allowing sufficient time to achieve sustainable progress. Either sign up for a virtual membership, or book in for group or 1-2-1 sessions at Catie’s Mayfair and Hampstead studios.


Georgie Spurling

Best For Finding Inner Calm

Fitness coach Georgie Spurling developed her eponymous method after a bout of illness left her battling with burnout. Using low-intensity – yet scarily effective – movements alongside a holistic approach that covers stress, hormones and nutrition, Georgie’s unique method is proven to heal body and mind. Specialising in training high-profile, stressed and time-poor individuals, it’s no wonder she’s a go-to for brides-to-be. The magic happens with her app, ARVRA, which offers 700+ workouts, all of which have been designed to balance stress levels and improve gut health and the lymphatic system, sculpting from the inside out for speedy results. You’ll also find as hundreds of nutritious recipes, bite-sized meditations and stress management tools.

The Details: Membership to the app includes access to a team of experts – including a hormone coach, performance nutritionist, meditation coach and stress support expert.



Best For Couples

Notting Hill-based Bodyism has a cult following, known for its best-in-class instructors and holistic approach – the flagship club has everything to take care of yourself, from bespoke training to a nourishing café (the acai bowl is brimming with wedding-ready antioxidants) and relaxing treatments. The club has just launched a wedding package for couples wanting to feel their best on their special day, starting with a consultation and fitness assessment followed by a personalised movement programme based on your goals. Couples will receive a three-month Bodyism membership, eight private PT sessions per month, unlimited access to classes and a skincare consultation with Tarryn Bespoke Skincare, a leading skincare specialist, for an inside-out glow. Couples can also sign up for daily, macro-balanced meal deliveries from Fresh Fitness Food.

The Details: Prices start from £4k per person, with options to add on additional PT sessions, facials and massage for optimal muscle recovery.  


AMP Fitness

Best For Affordable PT

An ex-car park, turned 6,500sq foot fitness space, AMP is no ordinary gym. Founder Steve Mellor has hand trained the entire team, all of whom hold sports science degrees, and is passionate about making fitness accessible for all. In small group classes, they’ll put you through your paces with the most effective cardio and strength exercises to guarantee fast results. Members can choose between small group personal training sessions (of no more than four people, on the hour, every hour) or classes like Ride, a high-energy bike session; Bolt, which focuses on heart rate zones; or the yoga-inspired Flow. If you’re looking for personalised training, the team are also available for 1-2-1 sessions, including bespoke meal plans and continuous assessment of your progress to keep you on track – ideal when time is of the essence.

The Details: Sign up for a 30-day trial and get access to 12 small group PT sessions, unlimited fitness classes (both online and in-person) for £149. 1-2-1 pricing available on request.

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Dabbs Fitness

Best For A Stronger Body

A boutique gym in Mayfair, Dabbs offers elite-level personal training for serious results. Specialising in strength training, the team will put you through your paces with explosive interval training and body conditioning – think intervals on the rowing machine, sprints on an assault bike, kettlebell work, and full-body sessions with heavy dumbbells to raise your heart rate, kickstart fat burning and increase your base level of fitness. Be prepared to put in the hard work in your own time, too – trainers will assign you homework of a 5km run or a long bike ride on the weekend – for optimal results. Book in with founder James for the full package – his lifestyle consultancy will help you get to the bottom of bad habits, sleep and nutrition for lifelong results. 

The Details: Packages start with three assessment sessions to build a bespoke programme. From there, there’s a variety of memberships and packages on offer, including small group personal training for those with a smaller budget.


Ultimate Performance

Best For Body Transformation

Starting with an in-depth consultation that examines over 150 data points – covering everything from your dietary history to sleep patterns – no two journeys at Ultimate Performance are the same. One of London’s best-kept fitness secrets, Ultimate Performance’s gyms are home to world-class personal trainers whose method has been meticulously designed to maximise fat loss while building lean muscle, ensuring a lean and toned physique. Behind the scenes, you’ll work with a nutritionist to support your training. Promising maximum results in minimal time, the team’s data-driven approach is finely tuned to deliver results within even the tightest of timelines.

The Details: There are seven Ultimate Performance gyms across the capital. Get in touch with the team to discuss your options – costs vary depending on location, the time of day you’d like to train, session frequency and your total package length.


Louisa Drake

Best For A-List Training

Having started her career under Tracy Anderson, Louisa Drake now offers her own signature method that’s taken the health world by storm. A mix of resistance, conditioning, cardio and stretching, the Louisa Drake method is dynamic and designed to keep the body guessing – no two workouts are ever the same. A master in toning, enhancing muscle definition and improving posture, Louisa recommends at least three sessions a week – including barre, cardio and toning – in the run-up to your big day. She’ll also support with nutrition and lifestyle for full-spectrum results. Louisa has trained everyone from Felicity Jones to Rooney Mara and Natalie Imbruglia, so consider yourself in good hands.

The Details: An initial consultation with Louisa costs £180, with various packages available depending on your needs. The LDM team is based in state-of-the-art, private gym spaces in Soho and Liverpool Street; off-site and virtual training are available on request.


Coach London

Best For Variety

If you’re more of a gym person, a membership at Mayfair-based Coach London is worth the investment. Offering access to a high-tech gym, expert coaching, specialist classes, recovery facilities and a medical team including GPs and osteopaths, Coach has your health and wellbeing covered. On joining, members receive two sessions with a performance coach, including a consultation and physical assessment followed by a bespoke programme to get you started, and an appointment with an osteopath to get to the bottom of long-standing niggles. How you reach your goals is up to you – sign up for sessions with a PT or put your programme into action on the gym floor. Small group classes spanning Pilates, HIIT, yoga, spinning and conditioning take place throughout the week, too.

The Details: Membership pricing is available on request.


The Body Camp

Best For A Pre-Wedding Escape

The Body Camp has become an icon in the health and wellness space since launching in Ibiza six years ago, and is famous for getting serious, life-changing results. Now based in Mallorca and Marrakesh, the week-long programme – headed up by Rick Parcell, Europe’s leading transformational coach – is challenging, but rejuvenating. The high-energy regime features a jam-packed daily schedule of fitness classes, weight training, walking, swimming, bike rides, yoga and dancing – the idea is that you’re constantly moving and muscles are constantly challenged. Food is tailored to your goals, and while calories are never mentioned, you won’t go hungry thanks to a nutrient-dense, plant-based menu. Prepare to come back feeling stronger, physically and mentally – and up to half a stone lighter.

The Details: Prices start from £1,850 per person for one week in 2024. Get in touch with the team for more information – the Platinum Package includes airport transfers, additional PT sessions, massages, laundry and daily room cleans.


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