Looking good for your wedding is no longer enough as bridal boot camps are creeping onto the to-do list for those planning their big day. Brides and grooms are hiring personal trainers and giving themselves several months or more to lose weight and tone up for their walk down the aisle. 'The most important thing is aesthetics, the bride's physique has to be sculpted and toned in a way that it complements the wedding dress,' says Adam Butt, personal trainer and creator of training system TB100 - a customised programme that uses some of the fitness world's most efficient exercises, such as Pilates, kickboxing and circuits, to obtain total physical transformation. The trainer has 'sculpted' brides and grooms in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas before bringing his system to Hong Kong. 'I've discovered common patterns about most brides-to-be's fitness needs,' Butt says. 'Unlike a typical training regimen, which is not often carefully structured and doesn't have a specific completion date, the bride-to-be's regimen has to be very precise.' He also advises clients to follow a well-designed diet plan and manage their time well. 'Time constraint is a common challenge for both the bride-to-be and trainer to overcome,' he says. 'Between the start of a programme and the wedding date, many aspects must be well-managed. To successfully transform the bride-to-be into the perfect bride requires a fitness trainer, lifestyle manager and someone knowledgeable about diet and nutrition.' Bride-to-be Natasha Abood enlisted Fiji Fitness trainer Joe Nabou to step up her already regular exercise regime to get toned and lighter for her big day. 'He encourages me to push myself harder than I would push myself if I was working out alone,' says Abood, who has given herself five months to get in shape. 'He is motivating without being like a drill sergeant. Also, I can tell him what my objectives are and he can tailor exercises to make sure I get the best results with the time I have.' Abood says she gets even more motivated by working out with friends. 'When I am busy, exercising often gets sacrificed to find more time in the day for other things. 'Having scheduled times in the week with my trainer and friends, who are counting on me to show up, disciplines me to make sure I exercise.' Abood says it's not only about how you look on your wedding day but how you feel. 'When you look good, you feel good. When you are fit and healthy you have more energy, manage stress better and are generally happier,' she says. 'For me, it is more about feeling good about myself as I embark on this next chapter in my life.'