At the end of the day, we all want a firm, round booty that will look good in any pair of jeans. The key to achieving the butt of your dreams is in the glutes. Since Pilates activates your glute muscles, you’re in luck. A few classes of Reformation Pilates will have you on your way to the type of booty they talk about in rap songs.

Why Are the Glutes Such a Big Deal?

The gluteus maximus, the gluteus medius, and the gluteus minimus are the three muscles that make your butt. The gluteus medius and gluteus minimus are important, since they are help with leg movement but when it comes to the shape of your butt, the gluteus maximus is where the magic happens. Since it's so close to the surface, this muscle primarily gives your butt its shape. When you strengthen the gluteus maximus, your butt will grow with it.

What Pilates Moves Work Your Glutes?

Resistance training is the key to strong glutes, which is why Pilates is perfect for working that booty. Here are a few movements that can give your butt the shape you desire.

·         Heel Beats

·         Lunges

·         Side Kicks

·         Flutter Kicks

·         One-legged Pelvic Tilts

When you go to Reformation Pilates, you'll learn these moves along with many others that not only strengthen the glutes, but also strengthen your back and core.

If you're new to Pilates and resistance training, start out slow. Just half an hour a day two to three times a week is enough to work those glute muscles.