Beginner Workout Challenge with Emily Skye: Core & Booty workout

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Welcome to Yahoo Lifestyle's exclusive Beginner Workout Challenge with Emily Skye. If you're in need of some workout inspiration and are not sure where to start, for 4 weeks Emily will share a simple, low impact beginner workout you can try at home.

Emily Skye workout challenge
Emily Skye is here for week two of her Beginner Workout Challenge. Photo: Yahoo

FIT app trainer Emily Skye is here to take you through a no-equipment workout for beginners targeting your booty and core. And it will only take you 12-15 minutes to complete.


For this workout you will do four exercises for 40 seconds on with 30 seconds rest. Complete 3 sets of each exercise and you're done! Try it now:

Beginner Workout Challenge week 2: Core & Booty workout


Alternating superman

Lie face down on the floor with your arms and legs extended. Activate your core and lift your shoulders and head off the ground, drawing your shoulders back and down. Slowly lift your left leg and right arm up off the floor. Lower them down and then lift your right leg and left arm up off the floor. Keep alternating arms and legs.

Opposite elbow to knee crunch

Lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor and your hands supporting your head. Keeping both elbows wide, engage your core to crunch your right elbow and left knee towards each other. Your left shoulder and right foot will stay in contact with the floor. Return to the starting position and repeat on the opposite side.

Glute bridge pulses

Lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor close to your bum. Activate your core and slowly raise your bum up off the ground until your body is a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Squeeze your glutes tight at the top and slowly lower down. Briefly tap the ground and squeeze back up.

Bent-knee reverse crunches

Lie on your back with your arms flat by your side and your legs up in the air at 90 degrees to your body. With a bend in your knees, contract through your core to bring your knees towards your chest, lifting your bum up off the floor. Slowly and gently lower your bum back down to the ground and release your legs back to 90 degrees at your hips.

Stay tuned from another beginner workout from Emily Skye next week!

If you missed Emily's first workout, a lower body session for beginners, you can catch up here:

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