Parents' Guide to

Bridal Bootcamp

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Extreme exercise show sends iffy messages about weight loss.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2010
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Like many weight-loss reality shows, Bridal Bootcamp focuses on losing large amounts of weight quickly by participating in workouts -- and fails to educate viewers on some of the consequences of this kind of exercise regime, including gaining a few pounds due to increased muscle mass. As a result, participants are often frustrated by the small amount of weight they lose, and many who are working hard and giving it their all are eliminated.

Some folks, especially brides-to-be, may be motivated by what they see here to become more active and/or lose weight. But ultimately, the series is a promotional vehicle for the pre-wedding fitness regimes that Conde has developed, as well as her book on the subject. It also fails to address women's long-term needs when it comes to losing weight and staying fit after the honeymoon is over.

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