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Leg Strengthening

Exercise #1: The Tire Flip

Certified Personal Trainer Richard Spencer demonstrates how to do a tire flip-a great exercise for strengthening your legs!

Watch below for a full-length workout that incorporates the tire flip.

Exercise #2: The Burpee

Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Program Coordinator Jason Ford demonstrates a Burpee, a great exercise for strengthening your quads, your thighs, your chest and getting your heart rate up!

Watch below for a full-length workout that incorporates several kinds of Burpees.

Exercise #3 - Goblet Squats

Certified Personal Trainer Alex Turley demonstrates some exercises that'll help you strengthen and tone all of your leg muscles.

Watch below for a full-length workout that includes Goblet Squats, Kettlebell Swings and Sumo Dead-Lift High-Pulls.

Exercise #4 - The Box Step

Certified Personal Trainer Rich Spencer demonstrates the box step, an exercise that'll help you strengthen and tone your hamstrings and quadriceps.

Watch below for a full-length workout that includes box steps and battling ropes!

Exercise #5 - The Side Lunge

Certified Personal Trainer Lauren Worley demonstrates a side lunge, an exercise that'll help you tone your inner and outer thighs.

Watch below for a full-length workout that includes other variations on the lunge.

Exercise #6 - Using a Resistance Band

Certified Personal Trainer Linda Richard demonstrates several exercises you can do using a resistance band that will help you strengthen those legs.

Exercise #7 - Using a Pilates/Barre Ball

Certified Personal Trainer Lauren Worley demonstrates several exercises that are great to do if you're trying to tone your thigh and hip muscles. For more muscle-toning exercises, try one of Lauren's barre classes on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings here at the Center!

Exercise #8 - Using a Bar

Looking for a way to tone your legs without using heavy weight? Try the exercises Certified Personal Trainer Lauren Worley demonstrates in the video below! She shows you a variety of simple moves that'll really tone your thigh muscles. Give 'em a try, and be sure to say hi to Laurie when you see her in the Fitness Center!

Exercise #9 - The Kettlebell Swing

Have you ever wanted to try a kettlebell swing? It's great to do if you're looking to strengthen your glute and quad muscles. Check out Jason's video for some great tips to keep in mind, and remember, it's all about your hips!