Fitness + Well-being

Bikini Body Workout: Part 2

Celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue gets our abs, thighs, and buns ready for the beach.

 

Celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue takes us through four more moves for getting our bodies beach-ready. This time with a Pilates ball.

If you don't have a Pilates ball, you can also use a dodge ball or cushion.

  • Hamstrings: Place the ball between your heel and your glute and squeeze it so your hamstring is contracted. Next, come down on all fours, and using the leg that's squeezing the ball, pulse the leg up and down. Do 30 reps on each side.  
  • Inner-thighs and abs: Sit on your tailbone and place the ball in between your knees. Squeeze the ball with your knees and release. This also works your abs and thighs. Do 20 contractions, and hold for 10 seconds.  
  • Butt move 1: Place the ball in between your heels, keeping your hamstrings contracted. Place your head onto your forearms. Push your pubic bone into the floor, squeeze your glutes and lift your heels up to the ceiling, hold, and lower back down. Do 3 sets of 10 reps.  
  • Butt move 2: Lie down on your side and place the ball between your heel and glute. Bring your knee forward, toward your chest. Bring it back and pulse your leg upward. tip: Keep your knee directly in line with your belly button. Do 30 reps on each side.