a couple of years ago

Side Step with Squat

This exercise will strengthen the important muscles in your legs and hips. It will also improve your balance.

You don't need any equipment, so try it with me now! 


As this exercise challenges your balance, please stand in front of a support (eg. chair or kitchen worktop). You might not need it, but it's good to have something to hold onto in case you feel unsteady. 

As with all our exercises (and everything you do in fact!), start by standing up tall and keep breathing regularly. It's really easy to hold your breath when you are concentrating but we don't recommend this. 

When you do this exercise, try to:

  • Look straight ahead and keep your chest open
  • Keep your feet firmly on the ground (don't allow your toes or heels to come off the ground when you sit back in the squat)
  • Lower down slowly and in a controlled manner