I believe everybody can “strut their stuff” in some way or another… we all have that best asset, whether it’s our arms, legs, hair, smile, or any part of us that makes us feel good. For me, it’s always been my legs, and I’m so grateful for that. But it didn’t always come easy! We women love to have good-looking legs… and we all know men love it, too!! But there’s so much more to having good legs than feeling sexy even though that is a big perk! Healthy legs bring so many more benefits than you might think.
In my classes and on Lauren Fox on Demand, I put lots of effort into working out the legs. They’re so important! I realize you must work with what you’ve got because genes do play a role, but it is always a good idea to work on your legs regardless of what you’re starting with. They’re the way you get from place to place, after all! The most important thing is making them stronger to support you for a lifetime. The healthier you are, the better you’ll feel! After years of working to stay in shape, trust me, I know!!
In my BARRE FUSION CLASSES, I put a lot of leg work in. I make sure we hit quads, calves, and hamstrings for the maximum effect! Legs make up a major portion of your body, so you have to spend time giving them the TLC they need! I like to make sure there’s cardio, strength training, AND stretching. You need it all if you want to see a change in your physique and an increase in your strength!
Cellulite is another thing I like to target in my classes! The more fat you burn and strength you build, the less visible your cellulite becomes. There’s no one-stop solution for it, but burning fat is one of the best ways to fight it—especially as we age! Cardio is good for this because it gets your heart rate up and uses up the energy stored in your body’s fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Strong legs are sexy legs—I really do believe that! If you want to tone your calves and sleek your thighs, BARRE CLASS really is the way to do it. I make sure we do a lot of work in relevé position… it’s a ballet word that means “raised.” In relevé, you raise your heels off the floor, really engaging your calves. When you drop deeper into a relevé position, you build strength and sleek out your thigh muscles! This is why barre is such a good way to start working toward the legs you’ve always dreamed of!
Getting those lean, strong legs is worth the effort, ladies. Come work the barre with me in class or JOIN Lauren Fox on Demand to sleek it out!
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