Alicia’s Keys To A Lower Body Workout

aliciaGrammy-winning singer and songwriter, Alicia Keys is a wife, mother, HIV/AIDS activist, producer…and more! So where on earth does she find time to workout? Well, she does admit she  knows that being healthy does not mean having to slim down to a size 0–her hips are proof of that. She loves her curves and loves jogging too. Alicia Keys leans on celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak to help tone and firm up the bottom half of her body.  Here’s three workouts she does (and what you can do too):

Bench Step-Up
What Its Good For: Thighs, Hips, Glutes, Shoulders
Hold a light- or medium-weight dumbbell in each hand standing next to the bench lengthwise.
Step up with right foot onto the middle of the bench; hold for 3 counts with left leg lifted to side.
Step down with left foot and tap down with the right.
Immediately step back up to the bench with right foot.
Do all reps on this leg, rest for 30 seconds, then switch sides.

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Cross-Twist on Bench
What Its Good For: Obliques, Abs, Lower Back
Sit on a flat bench with knees bent and…