3 Fun, Active Bachelorette Party Ideas

Bachelorette parties can be exciting, crazy, a bonding opportunity with your girlfriends and… a strain on your healthy habits. Whether you've been working hard to lose weight or just don't want to overdo it before the big day, there are plenty of creative ideas for a bachelorette party that won't derail your healthy habits. Don't believe it? We found three real brides who did it:

Bachelorette party idea: "We balanced wine tastings with group hikes and runs."

Bachelorette: Amanda Hutton, California - When Amanda got engaged, she signed up for a boot camp through Healthy Bride, an online program that helps brides meet their fitness goals. That's why she kept her bachelorette party weekend structured with lots of active, healthy plans.

Party payoff: "While there was the occasional wine tasting, we made sure to plan a hike, a morning circuit workout and runs on the beach. My bridesmaids have been very supportive in my quest to get fit not only for the wedding but in my lifestyle. I have lost 10 pounds so far and can run over five miles on my own."

If you try this: Have your activities pre-planned, if you like structure and routine. It doesn't mean you have to sign up for a fancy program, just find ways to incorporate your usual routine (say, running 3 miles) into your bachelorette party.

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Bachelorette party idea: "With two pregnant bridesmaids, I wanted to stay away from bars and heavy booze."

Bachelorette: Polly Blitzer Wolkstein, New York - Polly had two very pregnant bridesmaids so she decided to skip the hard-partying bar scene and keep it low key. A private location and celebrity trainer gave this party all the excitement it needed.

Party payoff: "I decided to do a healthy retreat weekend at a private home in the Hamptons, complete with a celebrity trainer offering capoeira and yoga classes for us by the pool. It was a weekend of healthy eating and relaxation. No raging clubs, penis straws or tequila shots, which wound up being the perfect preamble to my wedding."

If you try this: Yes, a wedding is all about the bride. But if you plan activities that all your friends and bridesmaids can participate in and enjoy, everyone is going to have more fun.

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Bachelorette party idea: "My bridesmaids and I did a triathlon."


Bachelorette: Monica Vazquez, Puerto Rico - Monica, a personal trainer, is serious about fitness so she wanted to take on a big challenge before her big day. She invited her bridesmaids to go to Puerto Rico for a triathlon.

Party payoff: "Five of my bridesmaids ended up doing the race. It was my second triathlon-I only learned how to ride a bike the summer before. My one friend is quite an advanced triathlete but it was the first time for the other three. They're really good friends and I'm a really convincing person! We ended up renting bicycles since we didn't want to fly our bikes down and three of the girls ended up racing on bright yellow bikes that said 'Rent Me.' It was absolutely hysterical. When people saw me go past wearing a veil, they kept screaming 'Here Comes the Bride!' in Spanish. The organizers of the race found out that I was getting married and I got a special announcement at the finish!"

If you try this: Challenge yourself and your friends. Your enthusiasm and passion may even inspire them to try something new they might end up loving! It worked for this woman.

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