Tone It Up's Karena Dawn shares the five moves any bride-to-be needs to rock that wedding dress with confidence
If there are two things bride-to-be Karena Dawn knows, it's fitness and fancy parties, as the trainer (and one-half of the TIU team) is set to wed her fiancé Bobby Gold any day now. Who better to get you feeling wedding-ready than the girl who's living it all herself? The best part: These five moves make up a full-body workout, which is all you need to feel confident in any style dress. So set aside that guest and make time for yourself already. (More from Karena: Bride-to-Be from Tone It Up Shares Her Wedding Day Secrets)
How it works: Add these moves to your regular workouts or squeeze them whenever you have time between song lists and photographer appointments.
Total Time: up to 15 minutes
1. Reverse Lunge + Shoulder Press
Begin holding two dumbbells up by your shoulders, elbows tucked to your side and feet together.
Step back with your right leg into a reverse lunge as you raise your arms straight above your head. Make sure your knee doesn't go past your toe while in lunge position.
Return to start. Alternate legs with each rep.
10 on each side
2. Booty Bridge + Fly
Begin in a bridge position with a dumbbell in each hand, arms held straight in front of you with a slight bend in the elbow.
While keeping your hips pushed up into the air, open your arms out to the side. Slowly raise back up.
3. Donkey Kick + Forward Raise
Begin on all fours with hands directly below shoulders. Hold a dumbbell in your left hand and place another dumbbell behind your right knee.
With a slight bend in your left elbow, slowly lift your arm in front of you as you lift your leg directly into the air. Lower back down.
12 on each side
4. Plank Row
Begin in a plank position with a dumbbell in each hand. Make sure your core is engaged and hands are directly below your shoulders. Your booty shouldn’t sink down or be pressed too high in the air.
Pull your right elbow straight back until your hand is in line with your chest. Slowly lower back down.
15 on each side
5. Rock the Boat
Begin in a v-sit with your legs lifted and knees bent. Hold on to one dumbbell between both hands.
Twist your upper body and hands holding the weight to the right while keeping your legs stationary.
Now twist to the left. That's one rep. Continue alternating sides.