A toned inner thigh is a healthy inner thigh — attractive and strong. So show yours some love with these 14 inner-thigh exercises that will keep you feeling confident in your legging and tights all Winter long.
— Additional reporting by Leta Shy
Sculpting the inner thighs means doing precise and detailed exercises, both specialties of the Pure Barre method. Take a Pure Barre lesson in your home and learn four toning exercises, plus additional variations, with this video. And don't worry about not having a barre — you can use your kitchen counter, the back of a couch, or a sturdy chair for support. Press play, and get ready to work it.
Dear inner-thigh fluff, so sorry to see you go. Love, yoga. If your inner thighs could use some attention, here are nine yoga poses that'll fire up this area. Be prepared — you'll instantly feel the burn that lets you know your thighs are getting slimmer.
Patterned leggings, micro-miniskirts, and skinny jeans — no matter what you're wearing, toned inner thighs will help you rock your look. Watch this video to learn five simple moves to keep this often-overlooked area strong and trim. Plus, the only prop you need is a pillow. Press play to learn how you can work out your inner thighs without ever leaving your bed.
Leggings, skinny jeans, and minis are all fashion staples for Fall, so toned thighs will help you rock your Autumn wardrobe. Firming up the upper thighs with some sculpting exercise will certainly help, especially if you stick to a healthy eating plan and keep up a vigorous cardio routine. Here are a few of our favorite moves for toning those gams.
— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb
The elusive thigh gap seems to be on everyone's minds, and we have bad and good news. The bad news is that depending on your legs' bone structure, having this space between your thighs might be anatomically impossible. The good news is that tightening up and strengthening your inner muscles will help tone up your legs and help you feel more confident, whether you're in tiny shorts, a bathing suit, or . . . well . . . you get the picture.
Don't let the "lazy" lying position of this move fool you; this inner-thigh series is challenging and will make your muscles shake! Here's how to to do it.
Starting position: Lying on your side, lengthen your bottom leg and cross your top leg over, resting either your top knee (as pictured above) or the top of your foot on the floor. Prop your head up with your hand, or rest your head on your arm. Work in side-lying neutral to keep your torso steady, and concentrate the work in your inner thigh rather than allowing your back to create the motion. To find neutral, reach your top hip down so your pelvis is level. Your waist should pull away from the floor a bit. Maintain this position as you do the movements below.
Once you finish the series, be sure to switch sides so both legs get to enjoy this workout! Work your way up to repeating all four variations two or three times on both sides.
Warmer weather means wearing less and ditching the long pants for shorts — are you ready to bare your legs? Here's a yoga sequence specifically designed to tone the inner thighs so you'll feel confident slipping on those short skirts and bikini bottoms.