get fit with britt // lower body

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 at home or 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 tones your entire lower body! This is the last working part of a typical Pure Barre class, and it's the perfect ending because you can really just let loose, leave it all on the mat, and tuck it out to the music! Rest your upper body on the mat, with your arms by your sides, and place your feet wider than hip width. As you lift your seat into a lower body bridge and start to tuck your hips in a strong, solid movement, you'll change the position of your feet from flexed, to flat, to tip toes. This larger range of motion really allows you to target and fatigue all the areas of your lower body, as opposed to just one, specific location. Now crank up the music, and get to tucking!

*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.