Thanks to those Kardashian sisters, everybody’s got booty on the brain these days — a great looking booty, that is. But surprise: It’s not just about having all-star genes. Whether you’re looking to be curvier or slimmer, it’s possible to get the derriere of your dreams. Here, Coco Cohen, Group Fitness Manager at Equinox Columbus Circle, shares her tips for getting the best looking backside in town.
Does Equinox offer any programs that help get your booty in shape?
The Best Butt Ever class incorporates body weight training, hand weights, and bands, targeting those muscles we forgot we have in our hips, thighs, abs, and hind quarters. Coming from the discipline of dance, EQX Barre Burn addresses many of the same areas while also challenging balance and grace. In addition, I recommend the Pure Strength class, where heavily loaded deep squats, dead lifts, and lunges will make that booty lift and shape by building muscle.
Are there different exercises for different body types?
Our bodies may be shaped in slightly different ways, but underneath we are all the same. In terms of creating the butt you want, there are some undeniable truths, both helpful and limiting:
1. We cannot spot reduce and lose fat in just one area.
2. We cannot change our body type.
3. We CAN change our pattern of exercise and nutrition to optimize muscle building and fat-burning.
4. We DO have access to scientific programming at Equinox that will help us get the most out of the body we have.