Channel your inner ballerina with Side Curtsy Jumps, also called Skater Jumps, which blast calories by revving up your heart rate and working to sculpt your lower body (think stubborn inner and outer thighs).
By adding a ballet-inspired movement to a traditional lower body exercise (we’re talking about you, lateral pliés!) you’ll experience toning in your lower body.
Engaging your core, keeping your back straight and your upper body lengthened are the secrets to nailing this workout. For those of you with any knee issues, we recommend shortening this jumping sequence in half (5 times per side) to avoid any unnecessary strain.
Although this exercise is designed using your own body weight, feel free to add light kettlebells or dumbbells if you prefer an extra cardio challenge.