Ariel Winter has been focusing on the positives in life lately. She recently opened up about learning to put her own happiness first and disregard the opinions of others, especially given her experiences with body-shaming and online bullying.
For Winter, part of that change means making health a priority—and this week, she gave fans a rare glimpse into how she stays strong in the gym.
In an Instagram video, the Modern Family actress showed off her impressive strength while doing weighted sumo squats and deadlifts. While standing on two weight benches to increase her range of motion, Winter is seen flowing through the movements with ease, then celebrating after the fact with some adorable floss skills.
“I know I missed #motivationmonday so here is #tuesdaymotivation with @mackfit,” she captioned the video. “I am never the most excitedddd person to go to the gym, but feeling healthier and seeing the work you put in pay off really makes it worth it. Also… @mackfittraininggym is a BOSS and keeps reminding me of my booty goals.”
Winter’s booty isn’t the only part of her body being put to work in this video. Sumo squats and sumo deadlifts activate plenty of other muscles.
Sumo squats, for instance, are considered to be the best squat exercise for your inner thighs. “The sumo squat is a great lower-body strength exercise that emphasizes the muscles of the inner thigh, as well as the glutes, quads, hamstrings, hip flexors, and calves,” Lisa Niren, head instructor for Studio, previously told us.