Five Quick Exercises to Tone Your Tush

Have fifteen minutes to spare? These quick moves from Jeannete Jenkins, creator of The Hollywood Trainer DVD series, will tighten your bum and improve your rear view. Grab a mat and get moving.


This move targets abs, hips, butt and thighs.

Start on all fours (hands under shoulders, knees under hips) with abs engaged and back flat.

A) Keeping upper body still, lift bent left knee out to side at hip level.

B) Kick left leg straight out to side, turning head slightly to the left, then bend knee at hip level.

Do 15 kicks, then return to start. Switch legs and repeat.

Tree Arabesque

This move targets arms, abs, hips, butt and thighs.

Stand with feet together, arms by sides, engaged.

A) Bend right knee out to side, bringing right foot behind calf. Extend right arm out to side at shoulder level and left arm overhead.

B) Maintaining arm positions, lean forward slightly from hips as you extend right leg straight behind you, then straighten up as you return right food to behind left calf.

Do 15 reps. Switch sides and repeat.

Slide Sculpter

This move targets hips, butt and thighs.

A) Stand with feet together, knees slightly bent. Hinging forward at hips, put hands above right knee and left heel so foot is on tiptoes.

B) Keeping upper body still, extend left leg straight out to side and tap toes to floor, then bring left leg back to start, tapping toes.

Immediately extend left leg straight back, tapping toes to floor; return to start.

Do combo 10 times; switch legs and repeat.

Demi Plie

This move targets butt and calves.

Stand with heels together, toes turned out to sides 45 degrees, hands on hips.

Bend knees slightly to do a small dip, then immediately rise onto tiptoes, lifting heels off floor.

Do 15 reps. Switch sides and repeat.


This move targets abs, butt and inner thighs.

Lie faceup with legs together, arms by sides. Raise legs straight above hips with heels together, feet flexed and toes pointed out 45 degrees.

A) Bend knees out to sides (like a frog), bringing soles together.

B) Extend legs straight out to sides as far as possible, then squeeze inner thighs, pulling legs together over hips.

Do 15 reps, then reverse order (split, frog, start) and do 15 reps.

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