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Is This is the Kick in the (Flabby) Butt You Need? Free Classes at exhale Tomorrow

Plus the three moves that'll make you look hot in your bikini -- instantly

To celebrate 10 years of their wildly popular Core Fusion program, exhale is bringing us a day of free classes, DJs, "lite bites," and giveaways. Don't miss it if you live close to one of their 20 locations.

For those of you who won't be joining the midweek party, Lauren Weisman, Mind Body Manager at exhale Santa Monica , shares three of the most effective Core Fusion Barre Moves:

Fold Over Glueteals
Stand four feet or so away from a wall, extending your arms to the wall and bending your torso so it's horizontal to the floor. Make sure your left foot is directly under your left hip and that you've got a soft bend in your left knee. Lengthen your right leg out behind you, liftting it up to hip height. Then lift your leg up and down one inch at hip height twenty times. Repeat on your left leg.

Running Plank
Place your palms under your shoulders, engage your abdominals and extend your legs to a plank position. Hug your right knee to your chest, then return to the starting position; next bring your left knee to your chest and return to the starting position. Try working up to 20 alternating knee-crunches on both sides without stopping. Do this five times, with a short breather after 20 crunches..

Parallel Position Thigh Work
With your right hand resting on a table, wall, or chair and your left arm straight out in front of you, press your legs together and raise your heels as high as they go. Bend your knees deeply, keeping your heels high, and maintain a long, straight spine. With your heels lifted, move your butt down an inch, and then up an inch. Do these movements slowly and repeat 10 times; then repeat more quickly twenty times. Repeat with your left arm resting on the table, wall, or chair and right arm straight out in front of you. This move tones quadriceps and inner thighs in no time, says Weisman.

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