10 Easy Moves to Get a J.Lo-Worthy Booty

Because baby got back.

1. Heavy-Resistance Climb

The best SoulCycle technique that will strengthen your glutes is a good, old-fashioned, heavy-resistance climb out of the saddle. Add more resistance to the bike than you are used to, push your hips back over the rear of the seat, find a song with a slow beat, and climb to the rhythm for the whole song. You will push your body (and butt) to a new level! —SoulCycle Instructor Tomas Mikuzis

2. Weighted Squats

Start with your feet a little more than shoulder width apart. By bending at the knees with a flat back, you’re going to bend down to grab a weighted bar bell (20-40 lbs) and lift it up onto your shoulder so that it’s not directly on your spine. Once the bar is comfortably secured on your shoulders and back (maintaining a straight back with your chest up and shoulders back and down locked into place keeping your head up), slowly start to lower your body down as if you were about to sit into a seat while bending at the knee and pushing your butt back towards the opposite direction you’re facing. All of this is done while maintaining proper form. Once you’ve come about parallel to the ground, you’re going to start making your way back up into starting position by pushing up through your heels and contracting your glutes until you’re back in a standing position. This exercise should be performed for 4 sets with 15 to 20 reps each. —David Barton Gym Trainer Cassandra Ayala

3. Butt Blaster

In Reinvention Chair we have a butt blaster series, which is a sequence kneeling on the chair with a ball behind one knee. Performing various variations of pulses, lifts, and squeezes a la Jane Fonda style, your butt, core, and inner and outer thighs will feel the burn, but will look more defined, sculpted, and lifted. In BalletBungee, the special curtsy sequence will target the glutes in a series of deep curtsy pulses. Slow and controlled movements will lengthen the thighs and hamstrings will creating a perky lifted booty! —ChaiseFitness Co-Founder Rachel Piskin

4. Curtsy Curl

Stand on your ChaiseFitness theraband with one foot (the other foot is behind you with heel lifted) and hold onto each end, then cross your wrists in front of your hips. Bend your knee towards the floor into a curtsy position and curl fists to shoulders at the same time. Repeat for 20 reps on each side, for 2-3 sets. This deep controlled movement will lift and firm your butt, without overdeveloping it. In order to perform the movement properly your core and glutes have to be engaged throughout, targeting all the right parts at all times! —ChaiseFitness Co-Founder Rachel Piskin

5. Reverse Lunges

Standing with your feet about shoulder width apart, you’ll begin by reaching one leg back behind you, bringing your front knee into a 90° bend. Really reach back with your stride for this. The deeper you get into your lunge, the deeper you’ll get into your glute. Bring that leg back up driving your knee up in front of you, until you’re in a high knee sprint position. Move on to the next leg once recommended reps are completed on the beginning leg. This exercise should be performed for 4 sets with 20 reps each. —David Barton Gym Trainer Cassandra Ayala

6. Drop It Low

The best Brooklynettes' move to lift and sculpt your booty is the Drop it Low. You want to be sure to take a wide, parallel stance with your legs, then squat sitting your weight back into your heels so your glutes activate and engage right away! To make this a dance move, you can incorporate a step shifting your weight from side to side, which will also target your hamstrings to help elevate and tone your butt. The lower you get, the tighter the tush! —Brooklynettes Captain Amanda

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7. Glute Kickbacks

Kneeling on a mat, bend at the waist with a flat back and your arms extended underneath your shoulders in front of you. The bend of the knees should create a 90° angle between the hamstrings and the calves. This will be your starting position. From here, you’re going to lift up your right leg up towards the ceiling until your thigh is parallel to the floor while still maintaining that 90° angle. Contract and squeeze the glutes throughout this movement. Move on to the next leg once recommended reps are completed on the beginning leg. This exercise should be performed for 4 sets with 30 reps for each leg. —David Barton Gym Trainer Cassandra Ayala

8. Multi-Plane Horsestraddles

Stand with feet sealed together and hands at chest height, then sit (sink) and hold for 32 seconds. Repeat 3 times. Now, with your feet parallel outside the hips, sit with fisted hands at hip level and engage shoulder blades together. Sit (sink) and hold for 32 seconds. Repeat 3 times. For the third position, point your toes and hold your arms parallel with fists at shoulder height. Sit (sink) and hold for 32 seconds. Repeat 3 times. —Ary Nuñez, Peloton Cycling Instructor

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9. Weighted Glute Bridge

Begin seated on the ground with a moderately weighted bar in front of you. Lift the bar up towards you, then lay down flat on the floor. Begin the movement by driving through with your heels, and lifting your hips up towards the ceiling while squeezing and maintaining tension in the glutes. Your weight should be supported by your upper back and the heels of your feet. Extend as far as possible, then with control reverse the movement back to starting position. This exercise should be performed for 4 sets with 15 to 20 reps each. —David Barton Gym Trainer Cassandra Ayala

10. AntiGravity AIRbarre

AntiGravity AIRbarre targets the legs and the booty. J.Lo is an amazing dancer (we actually did the same production of West Side Story in Europe a long time ago.) She gets her beautiful tush from dance conditioning exercises that she knows well. During AntiGravity AIRbarre classes, we target the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles, the largest muscle group in the body with deep plies and releves. We build the long lean inner thigh muscles with swinging beats and tug jumps. Uilizing the Harrison AntiGravity Hammock guarantees a full body workout of upper body and core, but as with all dance conditioning, the legs and butt are supercharged. —AntiGravity Founder and Creator, Christopher Harrison