If you’ve ever done a group fitness class, it's likely you’ve heard a few instructors and personal trainers shout, “Engage your glutes — squeeze that booty!” or “Engage your core and pull your belly in!” There’s a darn good reason for it too. The muscles in your core (which, yes, include your glutes) are incorporated into almost every move you make.
So how exactly do you engage and strengthen these muscles? Fitness expert, model and Instagram superstar Katie Austin (find her on Instagram @KatieAustin) shares her seven favorite moves to strengthen your glutes and abs — and they don’t even involve going to the gym. You can do these exercises anywhere and anytime, which means you have no excuses to skip your next workout.