Mat Pilates Glutes Boost With Danielle Acoff


The third and final post in our Mat Pilates workout series… 

This post comes from our friend, yogi and dance veteran, Danielle Acoff.

Today, we share the final video in our three-part Mat Pilates series — the booty blast. Danielle takes us through her three favorite moves to achieve a strong and lifted backside.

“These three booty workouts really build power in those glutes! Working the booty is so important.  I love a good burn, not only for the obvious reasons (wink, wink) but it decreases your risk for back injury too! Mat Pilates allows me to use my body weight to build strong, lean muscles. And stick with the routine! Remember, consistency = change.”

One Leg Bridge Leg Lifts


Start with knees bent and feet flat, hip width apart. Press into your heels and lift hips up keeping your spine neutral. Extend your right leg up and lower it down to your other knee level. Do both sides 8-10 reps each side.

Heel Raises


Start on your knees and elbows, straighten one leg behind you and flex your foot. Raise your leg at the hip and keep the leg straight. Raise your leg from the ground and lower back down. 8-10 reps each side.

Rainbow Leg Lifts


Start on hands and knees, make sure to keep hands directly under shoulder and knees under your hips. Extend right leg out to the right side and point your toe and touch the ground. In one movement, move the leg in an arc motion — or rainbow motion — until the leg is diagonally touching the ground behind you. Reverse the motion. This is one set. Do 5-10 reps each leg.

+ For more mat Pilates workouts from Danielle, click here

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I could barely do any of these, but I’m sad that it’s the last day. Will be practicing haha!

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Ms. Ainee C. Beland

lovely moves; if only I could get down and submit to doing this and not be sitting at this computer typing this note. Thank you for sharing.

Diana Free

Her form is beautiful!