When you envision exercises for the perfect hourglass shape, odds are, the focus is on abdominal moves. The look of a small waist may be the goal, but there are a variety of different muscle groups required to achieve this enviable silhouette. “Balancing muscles and curves in the upper body, core and lower body is paramount,” explains trainer and registered dietitian Jenny Champion.

Here, experts Champion and UK-based trainer Polina Liu weigh in on the exercises that can be integrated into your weekly routine to get you toward an hourglass figure.