updated 06/03/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 06/21/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
In anticipation of Eva Amurri’s big day – when she marries Fox Soccer Channel commentator Kyle Martino later this year – the actress already has her fitness regime in mind.
“I’m a huge fan of the bar method, and I’ve been doing it for the past year so,” Amurri, 26, told PEOPLE at Perrier-Jouet’s 200th Anniversary party at Manhattan’s Mondrian Soho, which she attended with her mother, Susan Sarandon. “I think I’m going to take a break and then restart right before my wedding so that everything looks as good as it can.”
Amurri welcomes the outdoor recreational possibilities offered by summer. “I try not to get too crazy about it,” she said. “Actually, when I was so crazy about working out is when I was heavier. And it’s funny when you just relax about it.”
Attempting not to obsess about her figure, Amurri said, “I want to be able to have a slider two nights before my wedding and not freak out about it.
– Kimberly Peiffer and Stephen M. Silverman