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There­sia Hall, from Yo­gabar in Syd­ney, is a trained bal­let dancer and teacher and cer­ti­fied yoga and Barre At­tack instructor.

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PLIÉS & PULSES IN PARALLEL

WORKS Quads & glutes HOW TO (A.) Face the barre with your feet to­gether in parallel (fac­ing for­ward) and rest your hands lightly on the barre. For more of a chal­lenge, you can have your feet hip-width apart with a ball be­tween your thighs (pic­tured). (B.) Bend your knees, keep­ing them in line with your feet and your back straight, and lower your hips to knee height, then stand up. If you’re us­ing a ball, squeeze it be­tween your thighs as you lower and lift to give your in­ner thighs and butt a great work­out. REPS Do 8 reps then shake out your legs for a few sec­onds’ rest and re­peat for a to­tal of 2 sets.

CHAL­LENGE

As you lower, lift your heels off the ground to help tone your calves.

PLIÉS IN FIRST PO­SI­TION

WORKS Quads, glutes & core HOW TO (A.) Stand side-on to the barre, heels to­gether, toes out, and rest one hand lightly on the barre, with the other out to the side at shoul­der height. (B.) Come up onto your toes and squeeze your heels to­gether (with or with­out bal­anc­ing a ball). (C.) As you fo­cus on tight­en­ing your thighs, but­tocks and core, bend your knees and lower as far as you can, keep­ing your knees pulled back in line with your toes and your back straight.

REPS Do 8 reps, have a few sec­onds’ rest, then re­peat for a to­tal of 2 sets.

1 A

B

2 C

A

B

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