We all have those hard-to-reach areas that need attention.
Im talking about inner and outer thighs, and the dreaded muffin top you know, the not-so-loved love handles.
Our move today is a side kick. All you need is a flat surface. These are the moves you want to either start with for a warm up, or use as a finisher to your workout.
This kick will work your inner and outer thighs, and your obliques.
Begin this move by standing tall, holding your chest high and engaging your core. Tuck your arms in front of your chest for balance and shift your weight to one foot. You are ready to kick.
Keeping your body square to the front and balanced, proceed to lift the free leg up and kick out to your side, pushing through the heel. Once you reach your fullest extension in the kick, crunching in the core, return your foot to the start.
For good balance, keep this move on one side for at least 10-15 kicks. Take a short break and reposition, then repeat on the other leg.
Keep this move going for at least three sets on each side. You can also keep your arms tucked in at your chest for balance, or add a simple punch in the arm, following the kick (same side). This will add some intensity. You can also add light hand weights to give your upper body a bit more toning.
This move is great to add onto any lower body workout that is already targeting the quads, glutes and hamstrings.

Marlo Alleva is an instructor at Golds Gym and group fitness coordinator at Fontaine-Gills YMCA in Lakeland, Florida.