So long, arm jiggle. Later, belly bulge. This routine is your ticket to a trouble-zone-free physique and a hot body. “BBS” has become a buzzword among super-fit celebs like Naomi Watts and Sandra Bullock. The acronym stands for Body By Simone, as in Simone De La Rue, whose perky style and high-energy cardio classes have won her a cult following. Regulars at the Aussie’s New York City studio rave about her sculpting sessions too: During workouts, she leads clients through mega reps of Pilates-inspired moves that kept her injury-free and toned throughout 16 years as a professional dancer. “I focus on one body part at a time to exhaust muscles, which builds strength and creates sexy definition,” she says. It costs big bucks for a private sesh with De La Rue, but with this routine, you’ll get the red-carpet treatment for free.
Works legs and abs
Sit with left leg extended in front of you, foot flexed, and right knee bent, foot on the ground. Wrap a resistance tube around left foot and place right foot on ends. Lean back, lowering onto Forearms, and raise left leg until tube is taut [A]. Point toes as you lift left leg until thighs are parallel (81. Flex foot as you lower to starting position. Do 30 reps; switch sides to complete set.
Works butt, legs, and abs
lie on your right side with knees bent and legs stacked, right forearm on the ground. Loop the center of a resistance tube around left foot and hold the ends in each hand on the ground in front of you (band should be taut). Raise left leg so feet are hip-width apart, then draw knee toward chest [A]. Extend left leg out to the side . Return to starting position. Do 30 reps; switch sides to complete set.
Works inner thighs and obliques
lie on your right side with right forearm on the ground. Place a Pilates ball between ankles and extend legs. Squeeze the ball as you raise legs a few inches [shown]. Lower to starting Pilates position. Do 20 reps; switch sides to complete set.
‘W” ARMS AND ABS
Works abs, shoulders, and back
Sit with knees bent and feet hip-width apart on the ground. Place a Pilates ball under your lower back, lean against it, and tuck hips forward. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and extend arms overhead, palms facing forward [A]. Bend elbows, lowering weights beside ears, so arms form a ;’W” . Return to starting position. Do 20 reps.
Works triceps and core
Get on all fours with right hand on a Pilates ball and hold a dumbbell in left hand, arm extended toward the ground and palm facing behind you [A]. Raise left arm to shoulder height behind you . Lower to starting position. Do 20 reps; switch sides to complete set.