While sculpting shapely legs is often a lengthy process, there are some quick tone-up exercises you can add to your everyday routine. Start by skipping the elevator and taking the stairs!
“Don’t underestimate this simple activity,” says Jolene Matthews, who trains The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita. She recommends skipping steps (i.e. two at a time) on a staircase of about a dozen. Take ten trips to the top and you’ll burn about 200 calories (plus work your abs, butt, and legs all at the same time).
Matthews also recommends something you may have done without realizing its leg-shaping benefits–dancing! “There’s a reason why dancers all have amazing legs. It’s the perfect activity. It gets your heart rate up and firms the legs,” she adds.
Other exercises that offer leaner legs in just a few weeks? Squats, lunges, jumping rope, and walking on an incline on the treadmill.