We’re mixing it up this week with a thigh toning circuit. Do as many of each move as possible for 30 seconds. You’ll have 15 seconds to rest and transition into the next move. Repeat the circuit 3-4 times, if you’re up for the challenge extend your last round to 45 seconds. Grab your stop watch and go!
Glider Side Lunge: This move will work the legs, glutes and thighs. A disk or plastic lid will help you glide on a carpet or socks will help on hardwood floor. Begin with your feet a few inches apart, maintain your balance by keeping your hands in front of you. Put weight into your left leg while slowly bending your left knee and squat. Next, slide your right foot out to the side. Begin to slowly straighten your left leg and slide your right foot back in. Repeat for a full 30 seconds. Rest for 15 seconds and do this all over with your right knee bent and slide your left leg out to the side, repeat for 30 seconds and prep for the next move.
Inner-Thigh Leg Lifts: Start by laying on your side, extend your bottom leg and cross your top leg over it. Rest your knee on the floor, and head on your hand. Exhale and lift your bottom leg up, inhale as you lower it back down. You will continue to lift and lower for 30 seconds and rest for 15 seconds. Switch sides and repeat as many times as possible for 30 seconds.
Leg Circles: You’ll work both your core and thighs with this move. Lie on your back with legs extended and arms by your sides. Extend one leg toward the ceiling. Inhale and cross the extended leg over toward the opposite hip. As you exhale, drop the leg a few inches and sweep it around in a small circle back to center, repeat for 30 seconds and rest for 15 seconds. Switch legs and do as many times as you can for 30 seconds, rest for 15 seconds and move on to the next pose.
Chair Pose: This yoga-inspired pose will make you feel the burn! You’ll begin by standing with your legs together and be sure knees remain soft. Inhale and raise your arms up overhead, keep palms together. Exhale and bend your knees, keep your thighs as parallel to the floor as possible. You will hold this pose for 30 seconds, you can do it! Rest for 15 seconds and begin the entire circuit over again.