Here's the thing about butt sculpting; even if you're thrilled with your rear view (lucky you!), you still need to give your glutes some love. Why? Because the stronger they are, the more mobile you'll be (and the better runner, dancer, walker, yogi ... you get the idea). Plus -- and possibly the best reason yet -- the glutes are one of your body's biggest, most metabolically-active muscles, so working them means you'll burn mega calories. (Get the body you want in half the time with these 15-Minute Belly, Butt, & Thighs Workouts.)

And while squats and lunges are great for sculpting a tight tush, if you've got sore knees, they're about as appealing as a root canal without novacane. Enter the more effective, knee-friendly forward bend back leg lift.

The gentle pulses of this move work the entire back of the leg, butt, and even your core for maximum firming. Watch as Pilates expert Erika Bloom shows you how to make the most of this fantastic move.


What do you want to work on -- your belly, thighs, arms, all of the above? We've put together the 5 Best Workouts For Each Part Of Your Body.