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 for beginners (or the one they're just really digging right now).
Name of Move: Stability Ball Hamstring Curls
Why She Loves It: "This move addresses the 'butt-thigh' as I like to call it--that area between your glutes [butt] and your hamstrings [back of upper legs]," says Natalie. "Although you can’t spot-reduce that area, you can work to develop the muscles in your glutes and hamstrings, which will help to dramatically change the appearance of this area." She adds that "this is a pretty functionally-friendly fit move, so as long as you are willing and able to work out you can give this move a try."
How to Do It: Lying on your back, place your legs up on the stability ball. Using your hamstrings, slowly curl your heels toward your face, dragging the ball forward while lifting your hips up into a bridge. Squeeze your glutes as you do this and keep your core/low back/abdominals tight.
Roll the ball back out, keeping the curls slow and controlled. If you're a beginner start with one or two curls, working up to as many as 12 to 15. Do as many as you can while keeping good form.
Photos: Noel Daganta