The girls at the studio love this exercise because it:
-firms up the thighs
-tightens the inner thigh
-perks up the butt
-defines the abs
-sculpts the arms, back and shoulders
-stretches tight hips, chest and "slouchy" neck
1.) Lay on your back with your knees bent and your arms close to your sides
2.) Bring your heels under your knees with your heels lined up with the bones of your butt.
3.) Press the backs of your shoulders into the ground and suck your belly in and stiffen you middle.
4.) Squeeze your butt and tilt your pelvis back toward the ground
5.) Drive your hips up and slightly forward as you lift your butt off the ground (think knees over toes)
6.) Press firmly into your arms and foot as you lift your right leg out.
7.) Kick your right leg towards your head and lower the leg with out jostling your hips or upper body.
8.) Kick hard and fast (without breaking form).
9.) Repeat on the other side.
10.) Complete 10 - 30 reps @ 2 -3 sets per leg/ per workout
A fitness junkie from birth, Michele was destined to make exercise and healthy living her life's passion. For over 20 years, Michele has motivated many as a personal trainer, healed hundreds as a massage therapist, transformed thousands as a Pilates instructor, captivated countless as a Kettlebell competitor/coach and soothed the souls of several as a Birthing Doula. With an eye toward adventure and a lust for travel and all things active, Michele can't wait to take on the next 20 years.