Victoria’s Secret Angel or not, every gal wants a killer booty. For Elsa Hosk, that means combining strength training with cardio for a series of challenging yet easy-to-do moves whether you’re at the gym or at home. “I’ve tried so many different classes in New York, and Flex Studios really targets all the areas I like to work on: the booty, the abs, the arms, while giving you a sweaty cardio-type workout,” she says. Combining barre, Pilates and TRX elements, classes address the entire body via a circuit of toning and cardio that focuses on a single area for a full minute (to the beat of high-intensity music) to exhaust the muscle. “I love all the barre work,” says Elsa, “and so much of it can be done at home. You don’t really need any equipment, mostly body weight.” Here, watch three of her favorite moves you can totally do on your own—just fire up your playlist. And don’t forget to stay tuned for more workouts from the Victoria’s Secret Angels ahead of the Paris runway show.
Get A Booty Like An Angel
Arabesque Kicks With Relevé
For a butt (and thigh!) burning workout, start facing a barre (or stable surface) and place both hands on top for balance. Stand on your left leg on raised toes, with your right knee pulled up at a 90-degree angle. Then press left heels into the ground and bend your left leg, while shooting your right leg straight out behind you, keeping your glutes and abs engaged. Return to starting position to repeat for one minute on each side.
Squats With Side Kick
To target your butt and obliques at once, stand with shoulders back, a slight arch in your back with abs engaged and hands in prayer position. Begin by squatting to 90 degrees, then stand, transferring your weight into your left leg as you simultaneously kick the right out to the side, aiming for 90 degrees or higher with your abs squeezed tight. Repeat this motion for one minute and then switch to the opposite leg.
Kneeling Booty Kicks
To work abs and butt together, start by kneeling on all fours on a mat. Shift your weight into your left knee with your right arm placed firmly on the mat with abdominals engaged, shoulders back and head looking down. Extend your right leg straight behind you, squeezing the glute as your upper body leans forward, and extend your right arm down and slightly forward on the mat. Return to a tucked position, bringing the left arm into the body, squeezing the abs tight. Repeat this motion for one minute and then switch to the opposite leg.