#Wednesday workout – Thigh toner

Today’s #WednesdayWorkout is with Bootcamp Pilates Instructor, Maria Cruz as she takes us through steps to perform the thigh toner.

Targets: the obliques, the muscles around the hip and hamstrings.

  1. Lie on your right side and steady yourself by flexing your right foot, pressing the outer edge firmly into the floor.
  1. Raise your head and support it with the palm of your right hand, elbow on the floor.
  1. Rest your left arm on the side of your body to help maintain your balance.
  1. Bend your left leg at the knee, reach towards your big toe and grab it with your left hand, then exhale and stretch your left leg towards the ceiling.
  1. Hold this position for a few breaths and then release slowly.
  1. Turn around, so you’re lying on your left side and repeat.

Note: If you find it difficult to extend your leg fully, then loop a belt around the sole of your foot and hold the ends.