With bikini season in full effect, we’re betting your bum is getting some serious attention. These three exercises done three times a week equals one kick-ass silhouette, promises Exhale spa’s mind-body manager and glutes guru Nicole Uribarri. Read on to find out how you can tone that tush for summer, and watch our senior fashion news editor, Kim Peiffer, demo each booty-lifting exercise in a series of GIFs below.
Exercise No. 1: Standing Fold Over
Hinge your upper body forward at a 45-degree angle, bending from your hips. Place hands on hips and keep abs engaged as you lift the working leg up toward hip height.
Keep the leg extended off the ground and pulse it upward.
Do three sets of 30 reps, then switch to the other side.
Exercise No. 2: Pelvic Tilt
Lie flat on your back, knees bent, with feet hip-width apart and parallel. Press feet into the floor, lift hips, then extend one leg straight up so the bottom of that foot faces the ceiling.
Lift and lower your hips, contracting the glutes as you pulse your extended leg up.
Do two sets of 40 reps, then switch to the other side.
Exercise No. 3: Tabletop
Position yourself on all fours; align your wrists under shoulders and knees under hips. Pull in from the abdominals and keep your back flat as you extend one bent leg up to hip height. Pulse it higher than hip height for four sets of 30 reps, then switch to work the other leg.