You no doubt stashed away your teeny-tiny bikini and Daisy Duke shorts for the winter, giving little thought to them as you comfortably hid your derriere beneath layers of warm clothing.
Now that they're coming out of the closet, it’s time to give your bottom some extra attention.
So when Jackie Warner, star of Bravo’s reality show "Work Out," recently visited the gym at FOX News, we pounced on her for ideas on how to tone the tush.
Warner, 39, whose show began its third season last week with the same energy and entertaining drama of last season, was happy to oblige.
1. Deep squats. Do 10 deep squats, then five squat jumps; then go back to 10 deep squats.
“This is called plyometrics,” Warner said. “It’s good for someone who isn’t in the best shape.”
2. Lunges. Do 20, alternating front to back. To make the workout more intense, add five jumps in between.
“Everyone hates them, but they are effective,” Warner said. “This works the gluteus muscle, your hamstrings and your quadriceps. If you add the jumping, it takes you into cardiovascular training.”
3. Plié-Squats. Stand with your legs apart, toes pointed out (think second position, ballet style). Keep your butt and hips tucked in very tight. Do 10 regular squats -- flat-footed -- and then rise up on your toes and do five more plié-squats. Make sure to follow up with a second repetition.
“This works your inner and outer thighs,” Warner said. “When you are up on your toes, you are working your calves.”
4. The Bridge. Lie on your back with your arms out, palms flat on the ground. Dig in on your heels and lift your hips toward the ceiling as high as you possibly can. Squeeze your butt tight, lower an inch from the ground, and come up with intensity. Do 30.
5. Donkey Kick. For this one, you will have to be on your hands and knees, with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle. With your foot flat, kick it toward the ceiling, again as high as you can “until you feel the burn,” Warner said. Lower your foot slowly, and push back up with intensity.
Do two sets of each exercise, two to three times a week and you should see results within a few weeks, Warner said.
“It goes by quickly, maybe 10 minutes,” she said. “But, remember, if you are not sore, it’s not working. Tighten up and increase the intensity.”
“Work Out” airs at 10 p.m. Tuesdays on Bravo.