Summer Body Workout: Three Moves for Toned Legs

Ready for those sun dresses and shorts? Follow this routine from CosmoBody's Katia Pryce and strut your gams with confidence.

(Photo: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)

Ah, summertime. In just a few short months we'll be off to our beach escapes, barbecue parties and rooftop bars. One of the best parts of the season? The clothes. Gone are the days of cold-weather layers—it's time for cute tanks, crop tops, mini skirts and jean shorts. Where there's more skin, there's more reason to tone up. Now is the perfect time to get started on a regimen that will have you looking your best in your warm weather wardrobe.

We sought out CosmoBody trainer Katia Pryce, also creator of Dance Body, to get her expert tips on the best moves you can do to get legs ready for shorter summer styles. Bonus: you can do these in the gym, the park, your living room—anywhere! Follow along, below.

Summer Body Workout: Three Moves for Toned Legs
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Summer Body Workout: Three Moves for Toned Legs
(Art by Kristina Rodulfo; Photo: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)

balancing ballerina

A. Balance on one leg with the opposite bent behind you, opposite arm up in the air other arm out to your side. Squeeze your glutes and lift your leg up high, keeping the abs really tight.

B. Keeping your head up, touch all the way down to the floor and back up. Have all the energy exertion on the outside of your thigh to target the IT band. Do twenty reps on each side.

Summer Body Workout: Three Moves for Toned Legs
(Art by Kristina Rodulfo; Photo: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)

inner thigh slimmer

A. Balance on one leg with your front foot pointed in front of you and opposite arm raised up high.

B. Contract your abs and use your inner thigh to pull it up, driving your heel to your hip. Do twenty reps on each leg.

Summer Body Workout: Three Moves for Toned Legs
(Art by Kristina Rodulfo; Photo: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)

cat stretch

A. Start off all fours. Have one leg down in line with your elbow and the opposite leg you're working straight up behind your butt cheek. Make sure your knee is  not turned down—having it turned out will target the side of your glutes. 

B. Drive that knee until it touches the side of your elbow. Extend your leg back up above your glutes. Repeat thirty of these for each side, slowly.

Former Associate Editor at StyleBistro. Willing to try any workout trend. Green beauty junkie. Fan of overdressing. Proud member of the cult of Beyoncé. Twitter/Insta: @kristinarodulfo Follow me: Google
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