Body By Simone // Booty Workout

Want your booty to look its absolute best this summer? These five moves are Simone's favorite for getting your buns perky and rockin' like a dancer's.  Body By Simone is Simone De La Rue's effective method and signature classes that sculpt a beautiful and lean body. She offers a range of classes which include:

HTB (Hips, Thighs, & Buns) Lower Body. Target your lower body to create long, lean muscle. A class that sculpts your HIPS, lengthens your THIGHS and tightens your BUNS while strengthening your core. RE-DEFINE Full Body. A head to toe overhaul that changes and transforms your entire body. Interval-training techniques that combine cardio and conditioning to target the upper body, lower body, and core. RE-ENERGIZE Dance Cardio. High-intensity dance cardio that invigorates and electrifies your mind, body and spirit. 45 minutes of non-stop dancing followed by arms and abs. RE-BOUND (our FAVORITE!!!) Trampoline Cardio. A low impact cardio option that protects the joints and increases lymphatic flow. Intervals of high energy bouncing on a spring free rebounder, followed by intermittent full body strengthening.

We asked Simone to show us her five favorite workouts for that perky booty-- because nobody's mad at a glowing tush.



Muscles worked: The glutes, lower back, quad and core.

Stand on one leg and place your hands on a ballet barre, table or back of chair for support. Slightly bend the leg you are standing on and make sure to keep your knees over your toes. Lift the other leg directly behind you, foot flexed, leg straight and externally rotated. Pulse the leg up as you squeeze your glutes to lift. begin with 30 reps on each side.


Muscles worked: The glutes, hamstring, quad, core and lower back.

Set up same as above. This time turn the working leg parallel and pointed, contract the hamstring as you curl the leg upwards with the heel aiming to touch your glutes. Extend back to straight directly behind you. Start with 30 reps on each side.


Muscles worked: The quads, glutes, calves.

Stand sideways placing one hand on a table or chair for support.

Push up  onto the balls of you feet with straight parallel legs, like you have 5 inch heels on. Stay in a calve raise as  you bend your knees and lower your body down, making sure to keep your knees together and over your toes. Pulse up and down in this plie for 20 reps.


Muscles worked: Glutes, quads, hamstrings,

Set up as above.

Stand on the leg closest to the chair. use the other leg and step directly behind by crossing your legs and bending your knees, then stand back up to starting position. repeat 20 times on each side.


Muscles worked: The glutes, legs and core.

Place both hands on a chair for support. Stand on one leg and kick the other directly out to the side with a flexed foot and leg parallel. Place back down to starting position. repeat 20 times on each side.


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Photography by: Emily Knecht