Why You're Gonna Get Addicted To Our New Show 'Altar'd'

by The Z Living Editors

A pre-wedding, get-slim diet and exercise plan is a major goal for tons of couples, but what happens when a bride-and-groom-to-be take on a 90-day fitness challenge right before their wedding — with the added restriction that neither can see or speak to each other until they're walking down the aisle?! That willpower, plus all the bravery, strength, stress, and emotion that come along with it is exactly what Z Living's addictive new show Altar'd explores. Altar'd premieres on January 17 at 8 PM.  Check out our special highlight page about the show here, and find out where you can watch Altar'd.  

Here's Why You'll Get Hooked On Altar'd: 

There's no controlled weight loss environment on Altar'd, and no extreme weight loss happening here either. Instead, for 90 days, each bride- and groom-to-be is asked to workout for an hour daily and eat only meals from the diet delivery service Diet-to-Go. They have access to gyms, trainers, and the support of co-hosts Erin Stutland and Chris Marhefka (at right), but the real commitment to change their bodies and lives — as well as the struggle, willpower and emotion along with it — comes from within. The hope is that those health lessons last way beyond the end of each episode, strengthening each person individually and each couple's marriage.

When Altar'd premieres on January 17 at 8 PM, find out if losing weight apart will keep these couples together forever. 


You'll Be Cheering For Each Couple's "Altar"-ations:


Altar'd couples must find their inner strength solo. 

Each featured bride-and-groom-to-be must agree to get fit while living apart. With no communication, period. And yes, that means no supportive phone calls, no hugs, no dinner dates, truly nothing. Each individual works to transform his or her body, health, habits, and ultimately lives without the other —  but will have a health and fitness professional alongside to help.

Also on Z Living: Wanna Be A Buff Bride? Try These 5 Get-Fit Exercises

Losing weight and changing your diet and eating habits is already hard. Compounded with a wedding deadline, each person must find a way to overcome stress.

There’s plenty of sweat, a few tears, and some major breakthrough moments too, as each of these duos take on a healthy new diet and a tough new fitness routine. Plus, there’s the stress of not having each other to lean on throughout this life-changing process…right in the midst of planning a wedding (aka, the biggest event of their lives!). What’s guaranteed? After this health and fitness overhaul, none of these couples will ever be the same again.

Also on Z Living: 5 Smart Strategies For Eating Healthier As A Couple

Fitness experts Chris Marhefka and Erin Stutland work hard to help each couple transform their diet and exercise routines.

Altar'd hosts and fitness pros Chris and Erin are passionate about changing lives through healthy choices. Each acts as a personal coach and day-to-day support for each bride-and-groom-to-be, helping each individual find a fitness activity he or she truly enjoys, eat a healthier diet, and even order wedding clothing...with (gulp!) a goal size in mind. Find out more about Altar'd hosts Chris and Erin here.

Altar'd premieres on January 17th at 8pm, only on Z Living. Find out where you can watch Altar'd.  

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