31 Days of Fitness: 5th Position Side Series

Welcome to 31 Days of Fitness, where we bring you a targeted exercise move every day for the entire month, so you can build up your very own personal workout routine to your best body ever.  Each move in this series was designed by former professional dancer and fitness guru Andrea Rogers, whose Xtend Barre studios have grown to 170 locations worldwide.  

Her body lengthening and butt toning exercises can be done with no equipment, in the comfort of your own home! We’ve also enlisted model Julie Henderson (who has seven consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues under her belt, btw) to star in our easy to follow fitness gifs, making this the easiest workout plan you’ve ever had.  Check out below for today’s move! 

Today’s move: 5th Postition Side Series 


Begin sideways on the mat with feet and hips stacked. Prop up onto your forearm with elbow under shoulder, and reach outside arm overhead to high 5th.  Lift hips up off mat, and draw top leg into a passé. Extend passé straight up and bend back into passé. Do 8 reps on each side.