Motivational Monday- Inner Thigh Workout!

Trim Your Inner Thighs With Easy Exercises

By Sharon Tanenbaum

Strengthen your thigh muscles in just minutes with this toning workout.

The Routine

Summer’s staples (shorts, swimsuits, and slim-cut pants) put the inner thighs on display. To target these tricky-to-hit muscles (and the surrounding ones), use this routine by Matthew Hurst, owner of Training Zone, a gym in Atlanta. Beginners should do each of the standing exercises 15 to 20 times; the intermediate and advanced can repeat them 25 to 30 times.


Illustration of wide-stance squat


Move 1: Wide-Stance Squat

(A) Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and toes pointed out to 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock.

(B) Slowly lower for two counts into a squat position. Hold the squat for one count, then straighten your legs for two counts to go back to the starting 


Illustration of first-position plie squat

Move 2: First-Position Plié Squat

Begin with heels touching and toes slightly turned out. (A) Keeping heels together, rise up onto your toes. (Hold on to a wall if you feel wobbly, but maintain posture.)

(B) Bend your knees into a half squat for two counts, then come back up in two counts, keeping heels together.


Illustration of squat with ball

Move 3: Squat With Ball

(A) Position your feet shoulder-width apart with toes pointed straight ahead. Place a medium rubber ball (or a knotted beach towel) between your legs just above the knees.

(B) Squeezing your inner thighs to keep the ball steady, lower into a squat for two counts. Hold for one, then return to standing for two counts.

These workouts are via: Real Simple Life Made Easy Website ( You can click on the links below to take you directly to the website to get the next two moves! 

 Move 4: Wide-Stance Arm Swing

Move 5: Inner-Thigh Press With Rubber Ball

One thought on “Motivational Monday- Inner Thigh Workout!

  1. Inner thigh squats are killers, but oh do they work! I’m really seeing some muscle build up in that hard-to-work area. When I first started doing them, I was lucky to do 8-10 of them. Now I can do 25 at a time, take a break, then do 25 more later.

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