Pilates exercises for legs: 9 simple & easy exercises for strong, toned legs

Leg Circles: Lie on your back with your arms by your sides and legs extended straight up towards the ceiling. Keep your core engaged as you make small circles with your legs, first clockwise and then counterclockwise.

Single Leg Circles: Begin in the same position as leg circles, but this time lower one leg towards the floor as you circle the other leg.

Side Leg Lifts: Lie on your side with your bottom arm extended and your head resting on it. Keep your top hand on the floor in front of you for stability.

Inner Thigh Lifts: Lie on your side with your bottom arm extended and your head resting on it. Bend your bottom leg for stability and extend your top leg straight out in front of you.

Scissor Kicks: Lie on your back with your arms by your sides and legs extended straight up towards the ceiling. Lower one leg towards the floor as you lift the other leg towards the ceiling, alternating legs in a scissor-like motion.

Bridge: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet hip-width apart. Press into your feet as you lift your hips towards the ceiling, engaging your glutes and hamstrings.

Pilates Squats: Stand with your feet hip-width apart and toes pointing slightly outward. Engage your core as you bend your knees and lower your hips towards the ground, keeping your chest lifted and knees tracking over your toes.

Standing Leg Press: Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold onto a sturdy surface for balance. Lift one leg off the ground and extend it straight out in front of you.

Standing Calf Raises: Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold onto a sturdy surface for balance. Lift your heels off the ground as high as you can, then lower them back down.