Trim your thighs, tone your butt and get shapelier calves with these fun leg workouts. The best part? You don’t even need to step out of your home.
You don’t always need to be in a gym or studio for an effective workout to happen. Whether you’ve got 10 minutes or half an hour to spare, you can do these YouTube workouts from the comfort of your living room. The goal: toned legs.
Be prepared to sweat and feel the satisfying burn in your glutes, thighs and calves. Goodbye, thunder thighs! And hello to the lean and sculpted legs of your dreams.
Work your inner and outer thighs
Fitness entrepreneur Cassey Ho of Blogilates is no stranger to the fitness sphere. Bored of squats and lunges? She throws in some new moves you probably never tried before to tone your inner and outer thighs, plus your butt too. All you need is a mat – you won’t even need to stand up for this workout.
Add some fat-burning HIIT Cardio
Get your heart rate up with this 26-minute workout by Fitness Blender, which incorporates HIIT moves like split jump toe touches with strength training for the lower body. Personal trainer Kelli does the entire workout alongside you, offering moderations of certain moves where possible. If you don’t own a set of dumbbells, get creative and use filled water bottles, books or a pair of resistance bands.
Get strong and sexy calves
Toned legs aren’t just about your thighs – remember your calves too. This quick 10-minute mat-based workout by personal trainer Rebecca Louise will not only help sculpt those sexy calves, but also train your core and stability as you power through single leg squats and plie heel presses.
Train those glutes and hamstrings using barre moves
For those of you who love barre workouts, hold on to a chair and follow fitness and wellness expert Tracey Mallett as she takes you through a series of low-impact exercises. They are aimed at lifting your glutes, working those hamstrings and toning the hips and thighs – all while maintaining that graceful ballet stance that is great for getting better posture.
Need a low-impact alternative?
If you’re suffering from a knee injury, squats, lunges and jumps are a big no-no. This 16-minute low-impact routine by BodyFit by Amy focuses on light bodyweight moves to sculpt and strengthen your legs without stressing your knees and joints. Too easy? Speed up or double the reps as you go along.