Fitness Exercise of the Week: Glutes-get yours ready for Spring

Your F.E.W. (Fitness Exercise of the Week) today is going to focus on getting your glutes ready for Spring.  Eventually the weather will be warming up enough to go outside sans jacket and that means your tush will no longer be covered up.  Not to mention the skinny jeans, capri's and shorts that will soon be making its way to your daily wardrobe.

Glutes are one of the number one places that women who train with me want to work on.  Here is one exercise you can do at home or the gym to help your glutes working.  The Hip Bridge.  I have two pictures with both steps.  The first picture is where you should begin.  If you feel ready, move on to the advanced picture.

A few things to keep in mind:

1) Before you begin, tilt your hips up and use your ab muscles to push your back into the mat.

2) Then push through your heels and squeeze your glutes as you elevate your hips.

3) If you have moved on to the advanced, be sure your straightened leg stays in line with your pushing leg.

4) Do 15 reps on each leg and repeat 3 times.

Work these exercises into your routine or feel free to do twice a week at home.

Have a fun and fit day, Chicago.  If you celebrate Easter don't eat too many PEEPS! :)

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