Want a Hot Mom Body? Try These Exercises from Barry’s Bootcamp Trainer Derek DeGrazio

05/05/2016 at 12:02 PM ET

Derek DeGrazio
Courtesy Barry’s Bootcamp Miami Beach

Some of the hottest bodies in Hollywood belong to women who have had kids.

Whether you’re a mom or not, try these moves created by celebrity trainer and owner of Barry’s Bootcamp Miami Beach and Midtown Miami Derek DeGrazio to tone up like some of the fittest celebrity mothers.

Drop It Like It’s Squat: Try this move to get a butt like Jennifer Lopez. “It’s simply one of the best exercises in the book,” DeGrazio tells PEOPLE. “You burn burn fat and calories. And you get a butt like JLo. Deal or deal?”

“Standing with your feet hip-width apart, inhale and slowly sit back toward your heels, keeping your back flat, chin up and shoulder blades back. Sit back until your legs are at a 90-degree angle (forming a chair), keeping your knees behind your toes. Then exhale, press through your heals back up to starting position. Repeat three times for 15 reps each set with medium-sized weights.”

Lunge Toward Lima Legs: This exercise will get you supermodel legs like Adriana Lima. “Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Inhale, and take a step forward with your left leg, keeping your knee behind your toes, with your leg at a 90-degree angle. Exhale, and push off your feet back to the starting position. Repeat with your right leg. Do three sets of 15 reps for each leg with medium-sized weights.”

Planks: Want abs like Gwen Stefani? “No Doubt you’ll see great results with your abs by adding a plank into the mix. You’ll get a toned belly for sure, but planks also help improve posture, balance and reduce lower back pain. To do a plank, push your body up with your elbows under your shoulders and wrists in line with your elbows. Keep your shoulders pulled back away from your ears, back flat, neutral spine and breathe in and out, contracting your abdominals. Do this for three sets of 60 seconds.”

Push-ups: This classic move will get you arms like Kelly Ripa’s. “You don’t have to be a talk-show host for people to talk about your arms. Do push-ups. It’s simple – they work. Start in push-up position on your hands and balls of your feet. Keep your hands under your shoulders, back flat with a neutral spine. Inhale, and lower your chest about an inch from the floor, keeping your elbows close to your body. Exhale, and press through your palms back to the starting position. Repeat three times for 15 reps each.”

Half Burpees for the Better Half: Get head-to-toning and achieve Kourtney Kardashian’s flawless “revenge body” physique by integrating this challenging move into your workouts. “One of the best revenges is looking good. One of the best exercises to look good? Burpees. Good thing your ex is gone because you only need you and you only for this move. Start in a standing position with your feet hip-width apart. Lower to the ground in a squat and reach your hands down in front of you. Place your palms on the ground, and jump your feet back into a high plank position. Lower your body to the ground, and then push back up into a high plank position. Then jump your legs back under your hips, and stand back to your feet. Repeat three times for 15 reps each.”

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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jenna on

Mind blowing.

taradoug82 on

Really reinventing the wheel here with squats, lunges, sit ups.

A on

Way to talk down to an entire gender. “Revenge body”? Seriously?

Shay on

“Hot Mom Body”

Another label that women have to live up to.

Smithy on

Wow. Who knew? This is groundbreaking.

hello on

gosh, he is good-looking.

Anonymous on

Is there a modification for the burped?

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