Workout Wednesday: 5 Minute Legs

Workout Wednesday: 5 Minute Legs

Today we’re kicking off our Summer Series — a collection of easy exercises you can do anytime, anywhere. First up is a five minute move that targets your legs, core, and upper body. It’s a three-in-one workout winner!

Workout Wednesday: 5 Minute Legs

Step 1

Position your arms under your shoulders. Keep your knees under your hips, few inches above the ground. Your abdominal muscles should be engaged the whole time.

Step 2

Extend one leg up towards the sky while pressing your hands to the ground, then bring it all the way back to your chest. Inhale while extending your leg then exhale while bringing it back. Repeat 20 times, then switch to your opposite leg.

Honest Tip: Keep your shoulder blades wide and upper body strong while moving.

~Leila, FitPilates

Leila Cunningham is a Certified Pilates Instructor based in Los Angeles, California. When she isn’t sharing her knowledge and passion for Pilates at her studio, she’s spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. For more fitness tips and easy exercises, check out her YouTube channel.

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