Toning, low-impact, beginner’s legs and butt-focused Pilates workout by Blogilates

Length: 7 min 59 sec

A Pilates workout, which is primarily composed of sideways leg lifts.

Included Features

Warmup No Equipment needed

Yoga mat (optional)



Space needed

Width of a yoga mat

Beginner Modifications


Apartment friendly?


Advanced Modifications


Shoes needed?



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This is a great workout for legs and butt! Though the moves aren’t really difficult, they work the muscles hard. The clamshells are the most challenging move, but they’re not so bad that this workout isn’t beginner-friendly.

The only bad thing about this workout is that you’re spending most of it resting on the elbows. Mine started hurting halfway through each side, but that might be a strength issue on my part. Either way, though, if you have weak elbows, I’d recommending laying down on your side instead of leaning on your elbow if you can.

These moves also have the potential to strain your hip flexors and hips, as well, so do them carefully if those are problem spots for you.

Besides that, this is a very nice, quick burn, with good music and helpful encouragement that keeps you going throughout! You’ll feel it in your buns and thighs, but you’ll enjoy it, I promise!

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