If you hate to exercise the last thing you want to do are exercises that are 1) boring and 2) don't really do much for you. That's why we're asking some top trainers and coaches to share their absolute favorite move ever (or the one they're just really digging right now).
Sadie Lincoln is the founder of barre3 fitness and creator of the "Element: Barre Conditioning" DVD. Here are two of her favorites:
All you need is one inch to shape your legs. To begin, step back into a lunge and drop your back knee under your hip. Pull your core in tight, and keep your spine long with your ears, shoulders, hips in a line. To layer on movement, drop your back knee one inch towards the floor and lift. Repeat 30 times on each side. For an extra challenge, lift your front heel off the floor (see modification in second photo below).
Rocking Horse is one of my favorite moves to strengthen the glutes, quads, and hamstrings. Bonus: It's cardio, too! Start in Carousel Horse. Step back into a lunge and drop your back knee under your hip. To move into Rocking Horse hinge your chest forward, power through the front foot, and lift your back leg off the floor.
Check out another favorite move, Lunging Side Skaters, from Jessica Smith.
Photos courtesy of Sadie Lincoln