Fall is here, which means shorts are out and skinny jeans are in. So let’s not waste another second—it's skinny jean prep time!

Spot reducing is a myth. You can’t lose fat in just one area of your body by only targeting that specific region. I’m sorry, but it doesn’t work like that. If only it was that easy! On the bright side, you can tone muscles by isolating them. The more you work your muscles, the more tone they’ll retain, which in turn, helps you look stronger, leaner, and more fit. And with it being the season for skinny jeans, I can’t think of a better time than the present to make a change.

Today’s workout focuses on your legs, glutes, and core. It’s a time-based workout, so the goal is to keep the tempo up on all of the movements. What you put in is truly going to be what you get out of this one, so don’t hold anything back. It’s only a 30-minute workout after all!

On all standing movements, I encourage you to grab a dumbbell, kettlebell, or even just something heavy you have lying around the house to add some extra resistance. Hold the weight at chest height in all lunges, squats, and calf raises to not only work your legs a little extra, but to challenge your arms as well.

For this workout you’ll need:

    1. A timer
    2. Your body
    3. An optional weight (to hold during movements for added resistance)
    4. A foam roller (to deal with the soreness you’ll experience after)

Without further ado, let’s see if you can push through.

Today’s focus: Tightening & Strengthening

Warm up: 30 seconds per move
Butt kickers, reverse lunges, march in place, high knees, and side leg swings (each side).

SET 1
60 seconds air squats
60 seconds forward lunges
60 seconds calf raises
60 seconds high plank
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30 seconds recovery

SET 2
60 seconds hip raises
60 seconds jump lunges
60 seconds calf raises—toes out
60 seconds low plank
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30 seconds recovery

SET 3
60 seconds plie squats
30 seconds lunge hops*—right
30 seconds lunge hops*—left
60 seconds calf raises—toes in
30 seconds side plank—right
30 seconds side plank—left
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30 seconds recovery

SET 4
60 seconds wall sit
60 seconds reverse lunges
60 seconds calf raises
60 seconds high plank
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30 seconds recovery

SET 5
60 seconds squat jumps
30 seconds pulsing lunge†—right
30 seconds pulsing lunge†—left
60 seconds calf raises—toes out
60 seconds low plank
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30 seconds recovery

SET 6
60 seconds air squats
60 seconds high knees
60 seconds hip raises
30 seconds side plank—right
30 seconds side plank—left

Cool down: 15–30 seconds per stretch
Quad stretch, calf stretch, glute stretch, and hamstring stretch.

Well done! Another workout complete and another step closer to your goals. If you missed our last workout, check out Skinny Jean Prep: Workout 1, and don’t miss out on our workouts to come! Let us know how this one went for you!

Becca Capell
iFit Head Trainer

*In a lunge position, lift both feet barely off the ground in a quick hopping motion, maintaining lunge form.

†In a lunge position, pulse deeper into the lunge, maintaining a fast tempo.

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