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Adductor squeeze with Pilates ring

This Pilates move will strengthen your inner thighs and glutes, which weaken with prolonged sitting.

Target: The inner thighs, obliques and glutes

How to

1. Start by lying on your side with a Pilates ring or squishy ball between the ankles and the arm outstretched with head relaxed

2. Exhale and press the top leg down. Inhale to release. Keep the movement slow and controlled

Tip: For a harder movement, reach the top arm to the ceiling

Reps: 12 to 15 each side

Peta Serras, Polestar Pilates instructor. Photography: Benjamin McCloghry