If you’re like most people, you made a resolution to be more fit this year. Good for you! It’s not an easy resolution to keep, especially if you’re not sure where to begin. I can help! Here’s a list of 10 very effective exercises to try, targeting your abs, glutes, and core. Be sure to give yourself plenty of room, turn on your favorite music, and go for it!
Targets: Glutes (your bootie!)
How to: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with a solid, balanced footing. Keeping your back straight, slowly lower yourself (with your hips) as though you were sitting down in a chair. Make sure to keep your heels firmly on the floor, and lower yourself to no more than a 90 degree angle. Raise yourself slowly, and repeat as many times as you comfortably can, then pause between sets and try again. When you’re comfortable with your position and form, try adding a little weight. If you have difficulty keeping your blance, try holding your arms straight out in front of you.