get fit with britt // lower abs

Hi y'all! Welcome 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 exercise focuses on abs. I get tons of questions about & compliments on my stomach, so I wanted to start our series here! People are always curious how I get such toned abs, and it's definitely a body part I work hard at and am proud of. Pure Barre has a nice focus on core work, and this exercise is one in particular that is key to getting a flat & toned tummy. The lower panel of abs is an area that some women find trickier to tone than their upper abs. Actually, there's no such thing as "upper" & "lower" abs- your rectus abdominis muscle covers your entire midsection and connects at your pelvis. While all ab exercises work the entire muscle, you can target one region or area more so than another. Regardless, a strong midsection can help stabilize and protect your lower back, while giving you the bikini confidence you crave. Leg drops (or leg raises) & hip lifts (or lower-body curls) create a challenging yet effective ab exercise that will guarantee results. Be sure to maintain correct form throughout for best results, and do 3 sets of 8-12 reps for each.

*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.