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5 Workout Moves to Help You Look Bangin’ In Your Mermaid Dress

Your body-con mermaid dress means that you’ll be highlighting your waist, thighs and booty.  Try these 5 exercises to perk things up for that curve-hugging dress.

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Curtsy Lunge

This variation on a traditional lunge really activates your glutes.  Begin with feet shoulder width apart, hands on your hips for stability.  Cross your left leg behind your right as you sink down,  bending both knees and keeping your back knee about two inches from the ground.  Push through your front heel to return back to the starting position.

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Triangle Leg Lift

This classic Pilates move really hones in on your outer thighs and glutes, while also giving your obliques some action.  Begin on your side, wrist stacked under your shoulders and your bottom knee on the mat, with your top leg extended long.  Exhale as you lift your leg towards the ceiling, keeping your toes pointed.  Returning to the starting position, tapping your toe to the mat or keeping it just an inch from a ground for more of a challenge, and repeat.

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Bicycle Crunches

While this move helps to whittle your waist, you’ll also be engaging your legs for toning.  Begin laying on your back, palms supporting your neck and legs extended long.  Exhale as you turn to the side, reaching your opposite elbow to your knee and really cranking through your side waist.

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Jump Squat

This plyometric move challenges your legs more than a traditional squat while also upping your metabolism, helping you to burn even more calories.  Begin with feet shoulder width apart and sink back into a squat, pushing your booty behind you.  Exhale as you explode through your legs, jumping and then landing as quietly as possible, really using your legs to cushion you.

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Reverse Lunge

For total leg toning, the reverse lunch is one of the best moves!  Begin with feet hip width apart.  Step your left leg behind you, dropping both knees to 90 degrees and then pushing through your front heel to return to the starting position, switching your legs.  Extend you arms overhead to work your balance, or hold weights for an added challenge.

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