Exercising at the gym: Build a better butt

Exercising at the gym: Build a better butt
BY Virgin Active South Africa
Posted On 30 May, 2024

Getting into shape can mean different things to different people. Some might want to exercise to get a six-pack, while others might want to workout to get the perfect butt.

Do you want to sculpt a stronger, more defined posterior? Look no further than your local Virgin Active, where equipment and exercises await to transform your glutes. Exercising at the gym offers a structured environment, complete with the tools and guidance necessary to target and build a better butt. Say goodbye to a sedentary lifestyle and hello to a firmer, lifted derrière.

We chatted to track star-turned-model, Tayler Fettig, about her thoughts on working out to get into shape.

Tayler said, “I’ve been an athlete all my life, and now that I’m modelling, I won’t shy away from who I am, even if strong women aren’t accepted in the market as much. I want to emphasise the beauty of strong women, embracing my strength and allowing myself to be confident in my body. The barbell hip thrust is a power movement that builds the glutes. And who doesn’t want a bigger booty these days? Do this exercise, and you’ll see results. “To do it well, take your time and start at a comfortable weight. Keep it at a consistent weight to tone and shape. Add more weight if you want growth. Plant your feet hip-width apart, lift the pelvis to a 90° angle and focus on squeezing the glutes with each rep.”

As frustrating as it may be, moving forward progressively—one step and one day at a time—is the wisest approach to getting you back to your usual fitness, strength, endurance, and confidence.

“Don’t compare yourself to all those Tik Tok influencers pushing intense numbers. We’re all on our journey, so make yours your own. Now get to the gym and build that booty!”

Building a better butt through gym exercises is a rewarding journey that requires consistency, proper form, and a balanced approach. Remember to gradually increase the intensity and volume of your workouts to continue challenging your muscles and to ensure progressive results.

Combining strength training with cardiovascular activities and a healthy diet will enhance your fitness and contribute to a well-rounded, toned physique. Always listen to your body and consult fitness professionals to tailor a workout plan that suits your needs and goals. With dedication and perseverance, you can achieve the strong, shapely butt you desire and enjoy the numerous benefits of a fit and active lifestyle.

So, do you want to build a better butt? Join a Virgin Active gym near you today.