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All-Over Toning Exercises: Plié Squat and Relevé Combo
Cole keeps her clients looking lean and leggy with this series of Pilates-inspired post-walk sculptors. "They target the butt, hips, thighs, shoulders, and upper back while working your core," she says. Tack these moves onto the end of any walk, aiming for three times a week.
Plié Squat and Relevé Combo
Targets: Butt, inner thighs, and hamstrings
Stand with feet together, toes turned out slightly, arms by sides.
Step left foot out to side so that feet are wider than shoulder-width apart and toes are turned out. Lower into a plié squat, bringing arms out to sides at about chest level.
Step right leg in next to left, then rise tall on toes, squeezing legs together from heel to hip to work inner thighs; bring hands to touch in front of rib cage.
Lower heels to start and repeat in the opposite direction, stepping out with right foot, to complete 1 rep.