This is one of the most requested workouts we get. Saddlebags are commonly a problem area for women who tend to store fat in their lower abdomen and upper thighs.

There are several reasons why you may have saddlebags which include:

  • Muscle atrophy, especially if you are sedentary most of the day
  • Hormonal imbalances which can cause weight gain and loss in different areas of the body
  • Genetics, but it doesn’t mean you still can’t reduce them

It’s a quick and fun saddlebags workout can be done anywhere. All you need is a little bit of space and 15 minutes of time – play your favourite music and let’s do this together! 

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How to Do the Circuit:

  • Do each exercise for 30 seconds
  • Do all exercises on one side before moving to the other
  • Complete 2-3 rounds in total
  • For extra challenge, you can add ankle weights like Rachael did here, but you can also do this workout without any equipment

Try This Quick Saddlebags Workout


1. Fire Hydrants

2. Fire Hydrant Extensions

3. Moving Donkey Extensions

4. Straight Leg Donkey Kick

5. Bird Donkey

If you’re looking for a program that will target your lower body (while also working your full body), you can check out our Lean Legs Program 1 or Lean Lean Legs Program 2.

Both of these are designed to help you slim and tone your legs through 8 weeks of full-video resistance training. If you’re just starting your fitness journey, then LLP1 is perfect for beginners, but if you’re looking for more of a challenge, then check out LLP2.

If you’re not sure you want to comit to a full workout program just yet, you can follow our Instagram where we post shorter workouts weekly that are similar to the ones in our programs. :)

Love from Rachael and the Femme Nativa Team Xx

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