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Fitness

Hit the Spot: Toning Exercises with a Ball

Tone up from head to toe with these moves using an exercise ball to target your abs, arms, butt, and thighs and improve your balance.
Exercises with a ball About This Workout

It's time to target the trouble zones you may have been trying to camouflage. To get the job done, try using a squishy ball, like the Spri Sponge Ball ($10, spri.com) or a slightly deflated soccer ball. "You're more aware of your form when balancing a ball under your foot or behind your leg," says Lauren Boggi, the founder of Lithe Method, a group of cheerleading-inspired studios in New York City and Philadelphia. Her six firmer-uppers on the next page target your arms, abs, butt, and thighs, so you get strong and lean all over. Now that's something to cheer about!

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