Posted by Reply muaythaiforlife Apprentice 7 Posts 1/5/2009 4:09:08 PM My problem area too. Although I have to say, you must be quite tiny as it is to be at that weight and height! My suggestion is elliptical, it's real boring but it has been found to put the least amount of stress on the joints. I personally can only take so much of it though, and I do muay thai kickboxing, it enables me to both tone the area and get cardio, so it's like killing two birds with one stone. I'm not sure where you are located, but there are usually clubs in bigger cities. I'm in Toronto and there are plenty here. Look for ones with an emphasis on fitness. Also, for toning exercises, the Windsor pilates is truly great. But don't forget the cardio ;) JennyP Newbie 5 Posts 12/12/2008 3:21:06 PM you need a toning routine. Try doing some butt exercises in sequence. Look for exercises on sites such as www.trainerpack.com and www.pumpone.ca jtfit Newbie 1 Posts 10/12/2008 11:18:35 PM I have the same issue! I am a big fan of home fitness. What has anyone heard about the Original Buns of Steel. I know it is out on DVD and I am wondering if I should purchase a copy. Has anyone tried it? Louby Newbie 1 Posts 10/9/2008 10:52:27 PM If anything I suggest swimming, skating or cross country skiing, they're all great for the thighs and butt and it's all low impact. Also I suggest pelvic thrusts or squats with or without a medicine ball on one of those half exercise balls (bottom is made of a hard flat plastic)..sorry can't think of the name of it. The squats are great for the thighs, glutes and core, and they work the stabilizer muscles brilliantly. Just make sure to keep good posture. Most importantly try to mix your exercises up, keep your muscles guessing. Add weight/decrease weight, do different exercises, different intervals and what not. As soon as your muscles get into a routine (ie same exercise repeatedly) they start to conserve energy which makes for less trimming in those areas and the harder you'll have to work out to keep up the results. Experiment and most importantly have fun! Hope this helps. Phil - nothing good in life comes easy - ktorres Newbie 1 Posts 3/7/2005 12:33:48 PM To Mr David Clarke, Fitness Instructor or any fitness trainer Why would you not recommend doing the abductor and adductor machine? Does it make your thighs larger? I would like to trim (define) not bulk. KT clarked98 Newbie 2 Posts 4/12/2004 10:21:05 AM Hi there. I agree with the guest who posted a recent reply. Try using a fitball as well. They supply u with excellent exercises. Jack knife's, squats, lunges. C.v Machines i would use in your situation too really help me burn of the fat is X-trainers due to they work both upper and lower body and great for the gluets and the thighs. The stairmaster is also an excellent choice to choose. Remember also about ur nutrtion. Eat a few carbs. Try and stay on ur complex carbs. I.e Your brown pasta, bread. Things like that because they help also as well. If u cant do running on the treadmill, try jogging but giving urself an incline to work at. Or walking on a high incline. Try the bike as this is low impact but doesn work the bum unless u ride standing up. Try squat thrusts and alternate squat thrusts. Good for the aerobic systems as well. Another hing is that i wdnt try using the adductor and abductor. Try jump squats, standing wide squats. Good for doing at home as well. Or astride jumps on the box jumping from side to side. just remember that to lose weight, the guideline is 30-40 mins CV and then ur resisitance exercises. Hope this helps, Yours sincerly, Mr David Clarke, 17 Manchester, Fitness Instructor guest 1/3/2004 8:59:17 PM i would start off with the weights and stuff...y'know, abduction, adduction, and kickback exercises on the cable machine. also, i would do lunges and squats. if you are jogging on concrete try going to the gym and using the treadmill instead (less stress on the joints). the stairmaster is also also a great machine for the thighs and the booty.