Instagram sensation and fitness expert Paige Hathaway shares her favorite 5-minute routine for the core and lower body. “Adding a stability ball increases the challenge, but you’ll get a bigger payoff,” says the Muscle & Fitness Hers contributing expert.

How it works:

Do exercises in order for 45 seconds, taking a five-second break between moves.

1. Wall Ball Squat

  • Stand with stability ball against a wall behind back, feet hip distance.
  • Squat down, rolling ball down wall.
  • Roll ball back up.

2. Knee Tuck

  • Begin in pushup position,feet on ball, and hands on floor under shoulders.
  • Pull ball toward chest, keeping abs tight; roll back to start.

3. Lunge Twist

  • Hold ball with arms extended.
  • Lunge forward with left leg, bending both knees 90 degrees; rotate torso and ball toward left.
  • Step back to start and repeat on opposite side.

4. Pulse Pop Squat 

  • Hold ball overhead, arms extended.
  • Jump feet wide out to sides while squatting down.
  • Pulse down twice with two small hops, then jump feet together and stand up.
  • Continue, keeping ball overhead throughout.

5. Ball Handoff

  • Lie faceup on floor, holding ball overhead.
  • Pass ball to legs.
  • While holding ball, bring legs toward floor while reaching arms overhead.
  • Repeat, passing ball from legs to hands.
  • Continue passing ball off.

6. Hamstring Ball Curl

  • Lie faceup on floor, heels on ball.
  • Lift hips into a bridge.
  • Pull ball toward body, using hamstrings.
  • Straighten legs; repeat.

Follow her on Instagram at @PaigeHathaway.

By Muscle and Fitness Hers Editors