Ashleigh DiLello, dancer & fitness pro shows us how she approaches a fitness session
I always complete a thorough dynamic warm-up where I move my body through multi-plane movements so my body and muscles are ready for my workout.
On a lower body day, I do some activation exercises: abdominal marches, piriformis glute squeeze, bird dog, plank, side plank, glute bridge.
Now I get into my workout – this is one of my Lower-body workouts from The New Thin:
Front lunge to side lunge to curtsy lunge overhead dumbbell press: 15 reps each side (complete all reps on one side before switching)
Squat jump twist: 15 each side
Then I always end with a thorough cool-down/stretching session. I never leave the gym without doing this!