Around the Bend
Photography by: Maria Carluccio
STANDING HIP ABDUCTION. Stand with feet hip-width apart and hold on to a chair or counter for balance with left hand, right hand on your hip. Lift your right foot off the ground and flex it. Keeping your hips square and abdominals contracted, slowly lift your right leg out to the side until the foot is 6 inches above the ground, then lower (without letting your foot touch the ground) and repeat for reps. Switch sides and repeat.