Trainer: Marissa Tartal, Tilton Fitness in Galloway Township
Exercise: Reverse lunge with high knee
Muscles targeted: Quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes and core
Equipment: Aerobic step
Sets/reps: 3 sets/5 reps
Stand on top of the step with your feet hip width apart and toes pointed forward.
Step back with your right foot. Keeping shoulders back and back straight, bend both knees at a 90-degree angle. Your back knee should almost touch the floor, but not quite.
Push off the floor with right foot and drive knee upwards so thigh is parallel to the floor. Repeat with right leg 5 times, then switch to left leg — that’s one set. Repeat full sequence of 3 sets.