Altar'd, one of the new break-out shows on Z Living, a television network that's dedicated to bringing us the best in health and wellness entertainment, follows the journey of soon-to-be-married couples that must shed the wedding weight before saying, “I do.”
The riveting show separates the couples for a full 90 days while they each work with fitness experts and television hosts, Chris Marhefka and Erin Stutland, to transform their lives from the inside-out before walking down the aisle. The huge twist of the show is that the couples won't be able to see each other's amazing transformations until their big wedding day.
Even though I'm single, I can still relate to needing a partner-in-crime to support me through life-changing transformations. Just like your soon-to-be husband or wife should be your best friend, I turned to one of my best friend's, Adria, to be my accountability partner as I embarked on a 30-day long body and mind transformation for the month of January. I said no to cocktails, upped my workout routine, meditated daily, and started journaling. But what kept me going through the days that were tough to stay focused and dedicated, was knowing that I could call or text my bestie anytime and she would be there to give me words of encouragement.
Even though my 30 days of transformation is complete, I plan to keep staying motivated and staying true to my new mind and body routine. I also plan on watching Altar'd so I can laugh, cry, and cheer on the couples as they find new levels of strength from the inside-out before embarking on one of the biggest journeys of their lifetimes, marriage!
Altar'd will air on Tuesday's 8-9pm on Z Living. Check out below for a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the debut episode, couples, and hosts, and tune in on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th, at 8pm!
Natifah & Reggie
Natifah and Reggie’s unhealthy eating habits are beginning to cause tension in their relationship. With a history of high-blood pressure and diabetes in both of their families, they both feel that this challenge will greatly improve their relationship and have a massive impact on their overall quality of life.
Chris Marhefka is the founder of B3 Gym in Gainesville, FL and co-founder of Eat the 80, a healthy meal delivery service in Florida. He has worked with more than 2,000 clients and has 10+ years experience as a personal trainer, CrossFit instructor, and nutrition and lifestyle coach. He holds a Certified Personal Trainer certification from the American College of Sports Medicine and is a CrossFit L1 and L2 certificate holder.
A mind-body wellness and fitness expert, Erin Stutland is the creator of several fitness programs that reach thousands of people around the world, including her signature Shrink Session workout and Soul Strolls.