Intermediate, low-impact leg toning workout by Blogilates

Length: 9 min 43 sec

A plié squat workout focusing solely on the inner thighs.

Shoes needed?

No, but recommended

Included Features

Warmup No Equipment needed

Yoga mat (optional, recommended)



Space needed

Width of a Yoga mat

Beginner Modifications


Apartment friendly?


Advanced Modifications


Shoes Needed?



Sweat Level sweat dropx2 Fun Level happy facex2
Burn Level flamex4 Soreness Level ouchx1
Torture Level dying facex5 Ease of Following thumbs upx4

This workout is really, really hard. Even Cassey felt the burn! You will mostly work your thighs, but if you really get the form right, which, for the record, is extremely difficult, you will burn your inner thighs too.

This is not a workout for beginners because it takes excellent form and good balance. Plus, those with knee, foot, or ankle injuries may want to be careful doing this workout, as it puts a lot of strain on the joints.

Each of the five moves is done for a minute and a half, which is absolute torture. I was shaking like crazy just part of the way through, and I got a foot cramp and and had to take regular breaks. This workout is not for the faint of heart.

If you’re working out on a hard or rough surface, I really recommend wearing shoes or using a yoga mat. You will not want your feet to slip while you’re doing plié squats, and this exercise is heavy on your feet, so if you can avoid putting undue pressure on them, you’ll thank me.

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