About this Vendor
Get Fit For Your Wedding. Get Fit For Life.
Why do a group fitness class when you can have a customized private training and nutrition program just for you? See 10x the results in half the time and enjoy results that last! All eyes will be on you. Will there ever be a better time than your wedding day to get you motivated to get fit? Brides need to tap into this rare drive to look their absolute best and take control of their exercise and nutrition. Bells and Barbells provides customized personal training and nutrition planning based on YOUR dress, YOUR fitness goals and YOUR engagement timeline. Whether you're just starting your fitness journey or looking to take your fitness to the next level, Bells and Barbells can help! You've made a commitment to your special loved one now make a commitment to your health and fitness!
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I hired Kat 3.5 months before my wedding. I worked out 3x a week with her and she is AMAZING! I lost 3 dress sizes and toned up everywhere! I am eating healthier than ever too. katherine knows what she is doing and her business is one of a kind. I am now staying on with her 2x week as a FIT WIFEY! SIGN UP WITH HER IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AMAZING ON YOUR WEDDING DAY! She tailors every workout to your specific skill set and ability....I was having IT band issues prior to seeing Kat and now I am not having any issues like I was and I am able to work out without pain.
Amazing Bridal Fitness TrainerReviewed on 7/17/2015 Maureen M
I hired Katherine who is the owner and head trainer at Bells and Barbells 3 months before my wedding and it was one of the best decisions I made. I have always been active and have stayed a small size due to mostly good genetics, eating pretty healthy and working out 3-4x a week. I broke my ankle 4 months before my wedding in a freak workout class and was panicked that i wouldn't be fully healed in time to enjoy myself at the wedding (and wear the amazing shoes I had already purchased for my wedding day). I was introduced to Katherine by chance because she was guest hosting a workout class at one of the studios I attended and we immediately hit it off. She was the type of trainer that I am drawn to - high energy, very knowledgeable, and pushes you without being too aggressive or obnoxious. I took a few more of her drop in classes and then we sat down one day to talk about me joining her personal bridal fitness business. I signed on the spot and we got to work the next day (mind you, I still had a walking boot on at this time) I started working out with Katherine 3x a week and the first few weeks we took it easy due to my injury - she is highly trained with mobility so she knew exactly what to work on to help strengthen the rest of my body while my ankle fully healed. my boot came off a month after we started working out and we worked the remaining two months on core strength, and overall toning of my body. I couldn't be happier with how I looked on my wedding day thanks to Katherine's guidance - I was down a full dress size and had lost 7% body fat. My arms and back were toned and my backless wedding dress was the perfect compliment! Katherine is the only one I know of who is doing "Bridal Fitness" and it isn't just about the workout - she has partnered with local Dallas businesses to provide her brides with discounts around town and healthy food stores, massage salons, facials, etc. She really brings a fun, new aspect to the engagement process!! Hire her!
I cannot thank Bells and Barbells for all they did for me throughout my three months working out there. I went three times a week! 1 month prior to my wedding, my wedding dress did not fit (and my alterations team noted there was nothing they could do because of the fabric). I reached out to Kat and her and her team customized a workout program that was extremely helpful, and I was able to reach my wedding fitness goals! My dress fit on my wedding day, and it was even a little bit big. The team at Bells and Barbells make workouts fun (because who likes waking up early to work out?). They also customize your workouts, so you stay motivated! I felt fit and beautiful on my wedding day because of Bells and Barbells! The team there is thoughtful, and really care about the people they are working with! I cannot thank them enough <3
I am so happy that I found Bells and Barbells through The Knot! I have always been really active, but I didn't want to look back on my wedding photos and regret not getting a personal trainer. With Bells & Barbells, you don't only get a personal trainer, but a whole TEAM! Katherine and her team are top notch. I worked with them for about 4 months, and I saw great results. I felt stronger, healthier, and grew in confidence. Also, the studio is in a convenient location, and it has great equipment. I have a complicated schedule, and they were always able to accommodate me. I cannot say enough great things about this studio. If you think you are just going to take more spin classes or run more, you won't. This team has all the tools you need to reach your wedding fitness goals. THANKS KAT + B&B Team!
I was with Kat for about 5 months and my fiancé went with me for about 4 months. I found out about a hormone issue at the same time (reason for my weight gain). Kat and her team were amazing. They were able to stop the weight gain and actually helped me build enough muscle to start losing weight. I never felt judged and always felt support when I was in the gym and even out of it. I would recommend Bells and Barbells to anyone looking for that extra push before your big day. Even my fiancé (now husband) loved it. He said it pushed him to do more than he normally would working out. The food and motivation emails are also great because it keeps you accountable when you weren’t working out and with Kat she cares about you and your journey not just when you are in the gym working out. We will miss our dachshund mascots Kylie and Hotdog too!
This might be a little long, but I feel details are important :) When I first decided I wanted to start training at Bells & Barbells, I was quite skeptical of being capable of reaching my fitness goals. I enrolled in the 3-month program and hoped for the best. For years, I had tried "eating healthy" under my own terms and joined various, different gyms, but I still wasn't seeing the results I expected and my motivation kept declining. At one point, I wasn't happy with my body and I knew I didn't want to feel that way while wearing my wedding gown. After checking out the studio and meeting Kat, her energy and enthusiasm hooked me. By the end of my first month, my fiancé decided to join me to support me on my journey. My fiancé had always been into fitness and lifting so he did not have high expectations, but he ended up loving the training which in turn, helped him better his technique. During the program, I adopted good and healthy eating habits and by the end of it, I had lost 12 pounds, 3.5 inches on my waist and about 4.5% fat. I reached my goals and I feel amazing and with a lot more energy. Plus I met amazing and lovely people like Jenna and Ashley who make you feel so comfortable and make exercising so much fun. I'm very glad I decided to join as it's been one of the best investments I've ever made. I plan to continue a healthy lifestyle and I'll always be thankful to the wonderful ladies at B&B ❤️
Kat and her team at Bells and Barbells were amazing! They kept me sane with awesome workouts and stepped it up extra notches if I came in stressed needing to let it out. Whenever I had a question about an exercise or recipes their was a quick response with answers and ideas. Because of Bells and Barbells I was happy, confident, and comfortable in my own skin at our wedding and the ensuing honeymoon. I was able to keep up with my athlete husband hiking and adventuring in Costa Rica. Thanks to Kat and her team I had 2" taken out of my wedding dress waist line and felt confident in my new bikini jumping off a waterfall!
Kat is beyond amazing at what she does. Regardless of how busy she may be she has the remarkable way of making you feel like you are her only client. She is completely investing in her bride's goals and success. I went into the experience not really sure what to expect but Kat quickly put me at ease. She is beyond knowledgeable about all things fitness and very cautious about any prior injuries you may have. A really cool aspect about her program is that it is completely tailored to your needs. No bride does the same workout. I felt absolutely stunning in my dress!! I've been active and into sports my entire life but have never been in that great of shape my entire life!! I can not express my gratitude enough for Kat and all her amazing trainers. Ladies it is well worth the time and money!! No one can get you to your goals faster than Bells and Barbells!!
Kat is such a sweetheart with the bubbliest personality. I was nervous about working with a personal trainer for the first time! I gained about 15 pounds after getting engaged and ordering my dress during my long engagement (15 months). After moving to dallas a few months before the wedding, I decided to work with a personal trainer and I'm so glad I found Bells and Barbells! 3 months later and I am 12 inches down all over, 12 pounds down, and best of all... my dress fits like a glove! My fiancé and I signed up together and it was such a great experience working out together. The trainers definitely put together sessions for us that were challenging and pushed us to limit to get us ready for the altar! If you're looking for a great group of trainers to whip you into shape, these guys will not let you down!!!
Bells and Barbells helped me reach my fitness goals that I never thought were possible while planning a wedding! Katherine and her team of trainers provided a flexible workout schedule to custom fit my hectic wedding planning and work schedule. They provided such an encouraging & fun atmosphere that makes you look forward to every work out. Katherine checked up on me to see how my healthy eating was going and sent nutritious recipes each week. After 3 months of working with Kat & her trainers, I'm down 14 total inches! I haven't been this in shape since I graduated high school. Now I have the confidence to feel great in my wedding dress this weekend and honeymoon!! I 100% recommend Bells and Barbells to any bride that wants to get in shape with trainers that are with you every step of the way!!
To be honest, I was completely skeptical about hiring a personal trainer especially when I know the price of one around here. Plus, I felt like my schedule was too busy and other workout plans hadn't really worked for me. But, I am so glad I went to Bells & Barbells! Kathrine and her team are amazing and so helpful! Kat makes sure that you are getting the workouts you need and the plans that are right for you. I am gluten intolerant and have a bad ankle and she ensured workouts and meal plans were tailored to those needs. It's also amazing how understanding they are of your schedule. They will do their best to work with your schedule each week, especially if you're going out of town and have other obligations. The team is always encouraging and they continue to push you to just do your best. I also loved how creative they are with the workouts. I learned many new techniques that I can easily do in my own home. Overall, I am so glad I just sucked it up and did it! Well worth it!
B&B is an amazing organization! It's hard to find trainers who not only know what they're doing, but actually walk the walk. Katherine has great passion for what she does and Zach is phenomenal at whipping anyone into shape.
Bells and Barbells is great! Personalized fitness training and nutritional advice that will help you achieve your wedding day goals! Kat, the owner, and the other trainers are terrific to work with! Super flexible with my crazy schedule. I have previous injuries that require some modifications and Kat knows exactly how to do so while providing me with an optimal workout. Each of the trainers is available to you both inside AND outside of the gym. It's like you can take your trainer with you wherever you go! Best investment I made for my wedding! I looked amazing in my dress and got so many compliments!
There is a ton of stress once you start planning a wedding….everything has to be perfect. The perfect band, the perfect décor, the perfect flowers, the perfect dress…etc. I will tell you though, one thing I didn’t worry about once I started training with Kat was…the dress. Kat is a bowl full of sunshine, with a bit of ninja in her. She greets you with a huge smile (and sometimes a hug) and then it begins. My first few sessions were rough, I was so out of shape. I kept telling myself I couldn’t do it, but after working through it - mixed with all her added motivation and enthusiasm, I started to surprise myself. She designed the perfect program for what I wanted (after I showed her a pic of me in my dress, eek!). Her team is just amazing, I learned how to properly lift weights, do squats (which a harder than they look), circuit train and be excited about working out. When I went in for my final dress fitting, my dress had to be taken in 4”! Kat is not only the best but she’s also an amazing person. If you have any doubts about whether this will be worth it, stop it now. Her and her team are the best!!
I began working with Bells and Barbells 3 months before my wedding on 12/9/16 after having little success with my former workout program. I injured my back weight lifting 2 years ago and continued to injure myself before seeing Kat. In the beginning we worked on mobility and healing my back before moving to the higher intensity workouts. Kat was attentive during the training sessions and the workouts continued to challenge me even though I had limited mobility. Another thing that I loved when working with Kat was accountability with nutrition. She was helpful in giving feedback of how to tweak my meals and also encouraging me to continue eating healthy. After spending 3 months with Bells and Barbells I considered Kat and her other 2 trainers (Zach and Terrell) friends. I would definitely recommend Bells and Barbells while preparing for your wedding. It's worth the investment.
Working with Kat has been awesome. I worked out with her three times a week leading up to my wedding and two times a week since. I've truly never felt so strong, toned and fit. While it was great to feel so good at the wedding, working with her has generally helped me make smarter lifestyle changes beyond the wedding. Now I'm training for a half marathon -- which I never would have been able to done before.
I love Kat, Zach and Terrell. They are all so motivating. They help you to clean up your diet as well as tone up. Zach was helpful in finding me a way to get carbs as a type 1 diabetic. He introduced me to a carb powder that has helped to keep my blood sugar stable while I am active as a nurse. They also helped to tone my arms and my butt looks amazing.. I want to continue as a #fitwifey to tone my abs for the honeymoon. Kat's dogs are also so cute and give motivating kisses while you workout..
If you're looking get in shape for your big day you must contact Katherine at Bells and Barbells! She helped me so much in preparing me for my wedding. She is very knowledgable in health and fitness. While helping me tone up from head to toe she was very careful in making sure I didn't hurt myself. And a little bonus... If I was having an emotional day (because brides to be tend to have a few) she was always there to listen and share some encouraging words! The other trainers are awesome too! Congrats to Kat on your amazing business!
Absolutely loved working with Katherine and the other trainers! Just got married on Sunday and so far am loving the results. My dress fit beautifully and I love all the pictures. Before training with Katherine I didn't feel confident in pictures. Now I love it and have more goals to continue with after my wedding!
Katherine and Bells and Barbells is a must and worth every penny! Our bridal party decided to embark upon a get fit for the wedding journey together to motivate each other on all of our fitness goals. This journey was amazing and couldn't have been achieved without the incredible drive, ethic and knowledge that Katherine possesses. She not only delivered on results for all of us, but befriended us and helped us not only attain our fitness goals, but trained us on life long eating ethics that played a large part of our transformation. Thank you Katherine for all your effort, friendship and love. We will continue after the wedding! Katie
There really are no words to describe how grateful I am for Katherine - I have never been so pleased with my body and my shape. I look in the mirror and I smile to see all of the progress I have made. I bought my wedding dress about 3 months before I met Katherine and had nightmares about the decision I had made. I was unhappy with how I looked and kept thinking I had made the wrong choice. However after meeting Kat, showing her my pictures of me in my dress she knew exactly what to do to make me feel my best. Kat is not only an AMAZING trainer but a true friend. Her kindness and passion for her business is not only inspiring but addicting. I pushed myself and trained 4x a week for the last two months until my wedding. It was grueling but totally worth it. I am down multiple inches all over my body (waist, thighs, and especially arms) as well as down 10 pounds. I would 10000000% recommend Katherine to any bride who is wanting to look the best they can for their wedding, and shift their entire lifestyle. I know what it feels like to be healthy now and there is no way I am going back. Kat is charismatic, kind, understanding and one of the most passionate people I have ever met. I am truly grateful that I met her and that she changed my life. My wedding would not have been the same if it was not for her, and I will be grateful for her every time I look at one of my wedding pictures
Katherine is WONDERFUL. I promise you won't be disappointed! She is very knowledgeable about not only working out and how to tailor it to your needs, but in nutrition as well. I've never felt more amazing and more confident in my own skin.
Katherine- really knows how to get you motivated and get you fit not only for your big day but the rest of your life, I worked with Kat 6 months and felt really beautiful and ready for our wedding day!
After my engagement and a couple months of wedding planning under my belt, I had moment of panic and sadness (as most of us experience) when looking at my body in the mirror. My beach wedding was 7 months away and I was going to be in a bathing suit in front of everyone I knew! I found Kat on Facebook through an ad which, coincidentally, also happened to have a co-worker and as her fitness model. I contacted her, after a stellar review from my friend, and had an almost immediate response. We quickly set up our assessment for the following week and as I hung up the phone I had another moment of panic! I was so out of shape and had not worked out in FOREVER. As soon as I met Kat, she reassured me that our workouts would be custom made for me, my body and skill level. In that first meeting I was unsure if she could really follow through in some of her business plan. The workouts, the food, the local discounts all seemed too good to be true- but man did she prove me wrong! We started the next day and luckily I had more time than most to get my body to where I wanted it to be. She immediately set me up with recipes and healthy food options and we even used one of my first sessions for meal prep. The meal prep was most beneficial for me as it was a crash course in cooking my own food and eating right to reach my goals- It was during this meal prep that I also realized that Kat and I were going to be close friends and get along famously! Throughout our 7 months of pre-wedding fitness, Kat motivated and encouraged me to keep going when all I wanted to do was lie on the ground and say “Nope, Nah Uh, No More!” (Actually happened a time or two). She yelled at me when I needed it and also recognized the days I needed to take it easy and listen to my body. She constantly added new workouts and movements so that I was never bored and never had the same workout twice! By the time my wedding arrived, I had lost 5 pounds more than my goal (35lbs total) and was feeling the best I had ever felt. Kat is kind, inspiring, and motivating and I am forever grateful for her making me feel my most beautiful on my most special day.
There is no way that I could be any happier with a personal trainer. Kat is seriously the BEST!! She really listened to my goals and helped me achieve what I wanted for my wedding day. I've never felt more beautiful! Very happy with my results and I know that there is no way I could have gotten there by myself. Kat noted some posture issues and really helped to correct those issues and give me the tools/stretches I need to continue to always work on my posture issues. I had a previous foot injury that caused me a lot of pain when running or jumping around a lot and Kat really tailored my workouts around my injury. If you are trying to decide if personal training with Kat would be right for you, trust me, it is! She's very personable and so nice, unlike a lot of personal trainers, and she really gets to know you as a person, not just a client. I gained a friend when I started working out with Kat, and I hope our friendship stays strong even after my wedding!
Meet The Owner
Hello! My name is Katherine Bahlburg and I am the owner and founder of Bells and Barbells, I have over 12 years of experience operating as an athlete, coach and personal trainer. My vision is to help women look and feel their best on their wedding day and carry that fitness into their marriage. With a team of 8 dedicated and highly skilled personal trainers, a nutrition specialist and a studio manager we make sure our brides reach their goals! You have put a lot of thought and planning into the details of your wedding day so, don’t leave out the most important detail of all, you :)