Beach, Please: The Best Bikini Body Workout We Know!

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Our general motto when it comes to fitness is that exercise can be done anytime, anywhere, with no fancy gym required. You can buy a pair of light dumbbells for home, but otherwise, we enjoy exercising outside, doing mostly body weight exercises. If you’re able to fit in some more workouts that’s great, but realistically with a busy schedule, four times a week is manageable for us. An important addition to staying fit and healthy is not only exercising, but also getting a good night’s sleep to maintain overall health.

We’d like to kick off our summer fitness series with our most frequently asked question: what kind of butt exercises do we do? Well, we are excited to finally share with you our exercise routine for a round booty!

Complete this routine 3 times:

#1 Squats – 20 Times

Need a challenge? Add some free weights.

Do this: Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart. Bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Try not to extend your knees past your toes. Return back to standing position, squeezing your butt muscles on the way back up.

#2 Plie Squats – 20 Times

It’s still a squat, so keep that booty back.

Do this: Stand with your legs wider than hip distance apart and your toes turned out. Push your hips back and lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor, then push back up to starting position.

#3 Donkey Kicks – 20 Times

… Did we mention you need (or should) repeat this routine two more times?

Do this: On all fours with your hands under your shoulders and knees under your hips, lift your right leg behind you so that your foot lifts up toward the ceiling. Keep your abs engaged and your back still. Bring your leg back down without touching your foot to the ground. Repeat all 20 reps before switching legs. Make sure this movement is slow and controlled with your muscles and not momentum.

#4 Booty Circles – 20 Times

Tired? Keep going, you’re almost there!

Do this: In the same position on all fours, lift your right knee up and rotate it out to your side until the inside of your thigh is parallel to the ground. Then continue the movement by making a circular motion with your knee, bringing it back toward starting position, but instead of putting your knee down, keep the motion continuous as if you are drawing a big circle with your knee.

#5 Bridges – 20 Times

Hold those glutes in, just one more!

Do this: Lie back, knees bent, feet on the floor hip-width apart, arms extended at sides with palms facing down. Lift your hips up toward the ceiling, pressing into your heels. Slowly lower back down.

#6 One-legged Bridge – 10 Times

Really important: do not move your neck sideways!

Do this: Stretch one leg up and lower your booty down to the ground while keeping leg lifted in the air. Complete 10 reps before switching legs.

Now strut your stuff on these beautiful beaches

Diandra Soliano

Our resident Wander Woman with a passion for languages, big cities and bronzer. When she's not listening to The Smiths a little too loudly at the office (after hours!), she can be found singing along to the soundtrack of Les Miserables with her two cats for an audience.

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