Dana B. was determined to look and feel her best for her wedding day. After weeks of research, she finally started classes at Physique 57 in NYC. Having never enjoyed working out in her life, she was surprised at how much she loved the classes and found herself booking classes weeks in advance. She was even more astonished when she stepped on the scale. Read her story below.

I first heard about Physique 57 when I went on the hunt for a marriage boot camp. Yes, it was finally that time in my life. I was getting married and I was going to look the best I had ever looked, no excuses! I searched and searched every boot camp, pilates, yoga, dance, barre class there was in NYC. If you live in NY you know how many options are available. I was searching for at least 2 weeks (seriously!) and finally I stumbled upon Physique 57. I have worked out my entire life, have always eaten very clean, and still never looked how I wanted to look for my wedding day. So while Physique 57 offered what seemed to be a great “reshape your body” program, I had it in my mind to give it one week tops, and if I didn’t see any change, I was on to the next. I had no time to waste.

Can I just tell you, I have never in my life enjoyed exercising and all of a sudden I found myself scheduling classes weeks in advance with Physique 57. For the first time in my life, ALL of my clothes were falling off of me and my body was actually looking different. Now for those of you who are skeptics like me and don’t believe much of anything, I want to give you specifics so you can see for yourself exactly how much change I saw. I am 5’4, around 125lbs, a size 4 (ok, sometimes a 6 when I didn’t want to unbutton my pants every time I sat down), and around a 27-28” waist. I know, not big, but definitely not where I wanted to be on my wedding day. I started Physique 57 in March and went at least 4 times a week. I will admit, there were some weeks I went every day, but that was because I actually enjoyed it and felt strong. For the first time, my arms had definition to them and I couldn’t believe that I was starting to see a little 2-pack in my abs! Within 4 months, I lost a significant amount of weight, my waist was a size 24” and I dropped down to a size 0!

My wedding was in July 2014 and with marriage came a transition from NYC to Miami, Florida. There isn’t a Physique 57 here and I’ve tried almost every other “barre” class you can think of. None have come even close to the Physique 57 method. So, even though I despise workout videos (let me expand on that, by the age of 12, I was already doing Jane Fonda, “Abs, Buns & Thighs” workout videos EVERY day so I sort of have this love/hate relationship with them). I am back to the video circuit and currently doing Physique 57’s online workouts. The workouts are just as good as the classes, however I miss the energy of 20 others in the same room, pushing you to get lower and get higher on those tip toes! But, the good part is, I don’t have to eat as strict as I did before the wedding and can still fit in to my 24” waist teeny shorts. Thank God for Physique 57, or I wouldn’t survive Miami!


We are ecstatic that we could help Dana achieve her ideal wedding day physique! She made a gorgeous bride and we love that she’s continuing our program through our online workouts.

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