Welcome To Shedding For the Wedding

Yay! You’re engaged! And you’re planning the most exciting day of your life. All eyes will be on you as you glide down the aisle in your dream dress. Feeling a little panicky at the thought? Well, here’s the good news. If you stick to the programme and tips on this site, you won’t have to worry about any unwanted bulges – or yo-yo weight loss – again.

Shedding For The Wedding is scientifically designed to help you achieve healthy and lasting weight loss – in just 12 weeks! The workouts use minimal equipment so you can train at home or in the gym. The meals can be customised to suit your budget and will keep you satisfied and happy. Best of all, prepare to see results!


Leaders in their fields, these women have the intel to get you into that mermaid dress

Your Trainer, Aneeka Buys

Aneeka is a master trainer and mentor at Virgin Active and a 2016 Women’s Health Next Fitness Star finalist. She holds an international diploma as a personal trainer specialist from the International Institute for Sports Science and Fitness Training and an international certificate in strength and conditioning. Based at Virgin Active Silo District, part of the exclusive Virgin Active Collection, Aneeka’s client list includes celebrities, top international athletes and business leaders in industry.

Aneeka’s approach to fitness is to keep movements natural, high energy and fun. “Because of our sedentary lifestyle – being stuck at a desk or behind the wheel of a car for hours on end – we have forgotten how to move in any direction besides forwards. This is why I love functional training. It prepares you not only for your day-to-day life, but also for unforeseen fight-or-flight situations. I love incorporating crazy, compound moves, lots of plyometrics (that’s explosive stuff, like hopping and jumping) and a bit of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), giving you better activations – and a thumping heart – and resulting in, most importantly, a strong, mobile and capable body. Bonus: the cute booty and bikini-body tone.”

Your Dietician, Carey Anne Seady

Carey has a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from Stellenbosch University and a BSc Med Honours in dietetics from the University of Cape Town. She’s worked as a private-practice dietician for 13 years, with clients including top athletes and celebs.

Carey is currently based at The Cape Institute of Endocrinology at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town, where she is the resident private-practice dietician. She’s also completing her PhD at Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM), part of UCT. “I believe in balanced eating based on scientific principles and the overall lifestyle of the individual. I advocate a Mediterranean-style diet.”