get fit with britt // back of leg

Welcome back to Get Fit with Britt! I'm going to be posting some demos of my fave exercises taught at Pure Barre Williamsburg, with the help of their awesome instructors. Pure Barre is a fast, effective, and most importantly, safe way to change your body, and follows a technique that's high-intensity, but low impact to protect your joints! Thanks to Pure Barre, I have been able to build long, lean (not bulky!) muscles while tapering everything in & lifting it up! For this series, we will pick a particular move, explain the focus area and correct form, then demonstrate it so you can practice at home! That way, if/when you come to the studio yourself, you'll be rocking the moves & way ahead of the game ;) These exercises are also a great way to get fit on-the-go! I find myself regularly using Pure Barre exercises during my hotel room workouts. Additionally, you can get all the outfits I'm wearing at the Pure Barre Williamsburg studio, so definitely go by if you're looking for some fun, new workout gear! Come & join me, get that healthy & strong body you've always wanted- come Get Fit with Britt!

Today's workout focuses on the back side of your leg, where your seat meats your thigh (AKA your pure barre ledge). Balance is key here, so be sure to contract your abs to help keep your core pulled in. This will help center your weight, so you can remain nice and leveled. Keep a soft bend in your elbows, and try not to arch your back as you hover your knees over the ground. By tucking your hips under with each press up of the leg, you'll be able to keep those opposing motions in check. Do 10 reps of each movement, and repeat the sequence three times on each leg for a killer lower body exercise.

*I am not a trainer or health professional, so please consult one if you feel you're doing something wrong or could potentially injure yourself.