Bridal bootcamp reality show to air next spring
“Bridal Bootcamp” filmed for three months, wrapping up production in April in Ocala. It chronicled 10 brides-to-be willing to endure push-ups, jumping jacks and even an obstacle course for a chance at winning a dream wedding.
Pfiester, who co-owns Vero Beach’s Longevity Fitness Club and Spa with his wife Bonnie, is one of two trainers for the show, which is hosted by trainer Cynthia Conde. He also served as a fitness trainer for ABC’s 2007 hit reality show “Fat March.”
With drill sergeant-like speak, Pfiester led the five-member blue team, competing in challenges that even included wrestling in a 15-foot by 15-foot wedding cake.
“It’s a vote-off reality show,” said Pfiester, who couldn't provide specific, detailed information about the show because of a confidentiality agreement. “The woman with the highest percentage of weight loss receives her dream wedding.”
Bridal Bootcamp demonstrates how a rigorous workout can really pay off, Pfiester said.
“Bridal Bootcamp is very intense,” he said. “It’s a rough workout for someone because a trainer is making decisions for you and you have to learn to trust them.”
Cynthia Conde, the founder of Bridal Boot Camp, takes pride in pushing clients to breaking point.
“These women lack discipline. They need someone to be accountable to and that is what I am. I'm someone they can be accountable to. I'm their drill sergeant,” Cynthia says.
Thirty-minute workouts, four days a week is what it takes. From push-ups and mountain climbs, to pulling sleighs, only when nothing more is physically possible, will Conde allow a short rest. But even in that half hour, some in the platoon nearly give up because of the pain.
Working out while wearing make-up is forbidden and strict dietary guidelines are enforced.
Conde says clients can drop up to thirty-five pounds before their big day.