It Girl Brianna Lance Shares Her Daily At-Home Workout
We have the biggest girl crush on Brianna Lance, better known to us by her Instagram handle, @breez_lance. The former Reformation designer is the ultimate multi-hyphenate—designer, DJ, musician, painter, editor, creative consultant … the list goes on, but “cool” is the only way to describe her and the certain je ne sais quoi that’s made her a rising star on Instagram. We follow her for aspirational content—the places she goes, the events she attends and the company she keeps—but also for the behind-the-scenes look at her life as both an introverted artist and a modern woman who wears many (stylish, of course) hats. Some of the best Insta stories she creates, however, involve sneak peeks of her daily at-home workouts, so we asked her to share specifics to enable us to copy her routine, stat. Here, her home exercise plan, move by move, which will give any pricey boutique fitness class a run for its money (free of charge).
Bend It Like Brianna
Move 1: Stretch Downward
Start with a forward bend. Relax into it and let your body flop.
Move 2: Stretch Upward
Roll your spine up to stand, stretching your arms overhead and back and side to side to wake up your spine.
Move 3: Balance
Start with Tree pose. Try closing your eyes to find inner balance. Repeat each side. Hold for five slow breaths.
Move 4: Bow & Arrow
Then, go into what I call Bow and then Arrow (two moves). Stay on one leg to move from the first to the second and make sure to use your abs and your tush to help balance. Hold each pose for five slow breaths. Repeat each side. The pose pictured is bow.
Move 5: Leg Lifts
Stand straight up. Start by pointing one leg and toe at a 45-degree angle behind you. Lift up and down for four sets of eight. Then, point straight behind you and move your leg up and down for four sets of eight. Then, point out to your side and move your leg up and down for four sets of eight. When you've finished, do the other leg.
Move 6: Pliés
Next up, some pliés. Start with 40 regular pliés (full motion), then hold at the bottom and pulse for 40.
Move 7: Partial Flow
Move into Downward Dog. Hold for five slow breaths. Then lift your leg (either one) up behind you and lower your knee to your chin to push it into a lunge.
Move 8: Warrior 2
Raise up into Warrior 2 pose.
Move 9: Triangle
Then, move into Triangle pose.
Move 10: Plank Runs
Go back into Downward Dog and lower to a plank. In plank, alternate pulling each knee into your elbow for a count of 20.
Move 11: Upward Dog
After the planks move into Upward Dog. Hold for five slow breaths.
Move 12: Booty
Now, for more booty stuff. If you don't have a foam roller, you can do this with your feet flat on the floor. Start by doing a Bridge pose with your feet on the foam roller, hip width apart. Raise all the way up and all the way down to the ground for 40. Then, hold up and pulse there for 40. Keep holding and roll your feet out an inch and then in an inch for 40.
Move 13: More Booty
Repeat the same series with your knees and feet together.
Move 14: Abs
Start with a neutral spine and raise your feet off the ground with your heels together and your knees apart. Then, raise your head and shoulders up holding your head to support your neck. Push out into the air drawing your knees together and keeping your toes apart. Repeat 20 times.
Move 15: More Abs
Then, in the same spine position, repeat that exercise with your knees together and heels and toes together. Keep your toes pointed for ten and your toes flexed for ten.
Move 16: Still More Abs
Lay your head on the floor and with a neutral spine, dip your feet to the floor and raise them back up for 40. Work from your lower abs to raise them up.
Move 17: Even More Abs
Lie back down and move your hands behind your head again. Alternate pulling your shoulder to your opposite knee on each side for a count of 30.
Move 18: Finally, An Ab Stretch
Then, stretch out your abs by putting the soles of the feet together and lying down. Release the belly.
Move 19: Thighs
Lie on your side, propping up your head on your hand and moving your legs into a 45-degree angle away from your body. This will be your position for this series.
First, move your top leg back behind you and circle your leg 20 times one direction and 20 times the other. Then, in the same place, pulse your leg up and down for 40. Make sure your hips stay stacked on top of each other.
Move 20: More Thighs
Move the top leg above the bottom and kick the top leg up and down, full extension, for 20. Keep your hips stacked and place your arm across them if you need help keeping them stable.
Move 21: Still More Thighs
Next, move your top leg forward and point your toes down to the floor. Pulse up and down here for 40. You should feel this in your thigh and butt.
Move 22: A Thigh Stretch
Then, sit up and take the leg you were working on and place it on top of the other one, knees touching. Bend over your legs to stretch out that side.
Repeat this series on the other leg.
Move 23: Inner Thighs
Lay on your side again with your head propped up on our hand. This time take your top leg and bend it over the bottom. Raise the bottom leg up and down for 40. Hold at the top after that and pulse for 40.
Move 24: An Inner Thigh Stretch
Stretch out that leg by sitting up and lengthening the worked leg and bending over it.
Move 25: Release
Finally, you're done! Just do a forward bend to relax.
Now, enjoy your day!