Get ready to kick it up with today’s Workout Wednesday! This series is all about strengthening your core and it’s way more fun than crunches. Follow the step-by-step below and be sure to let us know what you’d like to see next. 

Work Your Core with this Double Leg Kick

Benefits: This quick series of moves strengthens the core and tests your control and coordination.

Step 1:

Start laying down on your back. Curl up into a ball, hugging knees towards the chest. Keeping shoulder blades off the mat and pelvis still, extend arms by your ears and legs away from the hips. Then, bring them back to start up position.

Repeat 6 to 8 times.

Step 2:

With arms extended by your ears, extend one leg towards the floor and other towards the ceiling. Switch the legs.

Repeat 6 to 8 times.

Step 3:

Keeping the curl, extend both arms and legs out, then bring them back towards the ceiling.

Repeat 6 to 8 times.

Honest Tip: You can start slow, then turn up the speed as your body gets more comfortable with these moves.  

~Leila, FitPilates

Leila Cunningham is a Certified Pilates Instructor based in Los Angeles, California. When she isn’t sharing her knowledge and passion for Pilates at her studio, she’s spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. For more fitness tips and easy exercises, check out her YouTube channel.

This post is solely for informational purposes. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for health advice. Before undertaking any course of exercise, you should seek the advice of your physician or other health care provider.

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