Everyone wants a six pack, but not everyone wants to lose their curves! In fact, thicker legs or a bigger butt can sometimes be a person's sexiest feature!
FitPerez reader Alex wants to tone up her midsection, but be careful not to lose too much weight on other parts of her body in the process! She wrote to celebrity trainer Jennifer Cohen for some help, asking:
Quick question for you - I have been doing lounges, crunches and squats. I want firm abs while keeping a thick lower body-thighs and butt.
What can I do to keep a thick lower body while firming my abs?
According to Jennifer:
2 things you need to remember - you can't spot reduce and you have to work with your body type.
You can firm up your abs by making healthy diet choices and doing overall cardio workouts to reduce your body fat, and doing core-strengthening exercises, like crunches and push-ups, with twisting-motion exercises to target your waistline. For your lower thighs and butt, lunges will keep those muscles toned and active. Again, it all depends on the body you're working with - you want to aim for a healthy, fit life, and to look like the best YOU.
Click here to see a few exercises for your waistline in one of my videos, "Great At Home Workout for Curvy Bodies".
If you've got a question for Jennifer, tweet her @JenCohenNGR or write us at Tips@FitPerez.com!