Looking for a way to whip your butt into its best shape ever?

This list of the best butt workouts and exercise programs is an index which links to all the products on the internet which I have found and reviewed (or am in the process of reviewing) that can help you build a better butt and enhance your curves naturally – through healthy exercise.

About This List

If you’re anything like I was when I first started out, I had very little idea of any kind of butt exercises outside of squats and lunges.

All I knew was that I wanted to work on my butt because I knew you could get positive results through doing the right kind of exercises and workout routines.

But the squats and lunges (that didn’t even make my butt muscles feel like they were working) just weren’t cutting it. I wanted something more, something that would actually make my butt muscles hurt after working out!

This list is what I wish I had back then. It’s a list of glute-focused workout routines and programs which are all designed to actually work your butt muscles more than the usual workout that just includes a few squats at the end.

Yes, some of them do more than work just the glutes, and you will find some upper body work in these as well. However, they are all similar in that they place a greater emphasis on (and try to target) the butt muscles, more than a ‘regular’ workout routine would.

I’ve grouped these into categories which I think matches the intent of each program/product. Some are more aimed towards building the size of your butt, while others focus more on general toning and whole-body weight loss.

So, without further ado, here is a list of the best butt workout and exercise programs that I’ve found so far:

Programs To Get A Bigger, Better Shaped Butt

Build A Butt

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Build-A-Butt is a 6-week, at-home circuit training style workout program designed to build your glutes.


Gluteus to the Maximus

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A massive guide to growing your glutes suitable for both men and women, this program has nearly 100 different butt exercises and stretches, and helps you develop and customize your own butt-building workout program.


Strong Curves

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This book is an absolute gem, and one of the few resources I know that focuses mainly on the aesthetic aspect of exercises (that is, choosing exercises to make your body look a certain way). The author is big on working out the glutes for a sexy butt. You get 4 different 12 week workout programs, so it can be used for ages.

Bigger Better Butt


This is a short but straight-to-the-point guidebook complete with a 9 week program to help you do one thing: Build a bigger butt. It is based on just 4 exercises, but all of them are extremely effective at booty-building. Not for the faint-hearted, as this one is fully based on the old adage ‘no pain, no gain’.

General Butt-Toning and Weight Loss

Brazil Butt Lift Program

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The first butt-focused workout program that I started on back in the day! I did quite enjoy the Brazil Butt Lift program, even though it’s a little overhyped. It’s fun and targets the glutes nicely (though not as much as I would like these days!).


The Butt Bible

The Butt Bible
This DVD workout series is another one that I would highly recommend. This workout really gives you a good booty-burn and the instructor is seriously hilarious!


Buns of Steel

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This classic workout is from the 80s, but there’s a reason why it’s still talked about today. Have a go at this workout if you have trouble targeting your glutes when you exercise. I promise you that this will do the trick!


30 Day Butt Lift Challenge (FREE)

30 day butt lift challenge
This video workout series is free to everyone on youtube and it only takes around 10 minutes a day. Take the challenge here.


Fighting Cellulite

Truth About Cellulite

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This exercise program is designed specifically for women who struggle with cellulite on their lower body. It is a low-intensity workout that is short (less than 30 minutes), and gets the job done.


The Ultimate Leg, Butt, Hip, Thigh Makeover

The DVD workout predecessor to the ‘Truth About Cellulite’ program.


Lower Body Makeover

The predecessor to ‘The Ultimate Leg, Butt, Hip, Thigh Makeover’ program, it is the same program but in ebook form (no video).



So that’s it for now, my ‘best butt workout routines and programs’ list for your critique and comment! I hope you enjoy this list – and please feel free to check out my reviews for each program if you find yourself wanting to know more!

Oh, and by the way.. I’ve come a long way since the early days when I was stuck in the dark and squats and lunges were my only tools to trying to get a better butt. That’s what happens when you work your way through and review this many butt-specific workout programs!

And now I’m sharing what I’ve learnt with you – so if you ever find yourself stuck for the best butt exercises, you can always check out our Best Butt Exercises index and find an absolute wealth of exercises that will get your booty burning! Or, feel free to drop me a line if you ever have any questions!


Thanks for checking out the programs, and if you know of any more workout routines or programs that are great for glutes, please let me know – I’m always keen to hear about anything new! I’d love to try them out and add them to this list!

14 thoughts on “The Best Butt Workout & Exercise Programs – All Reviewed

  • July 23, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    You’ve got some really cool fitness review here – I’ve just come from your article on the fitness ball routines ( equally as impressive! )
    This looks a pretty impressive product but is it just centered around the but area? I mean – what about the surrounding muscles and hips etc…
    Are they included?

    • July 24, 2015 at 2:40 am

      Thanks Chris! A lot of these products are ones that I’ve picked out that are more ‘butt focused’ than your standard workout program or routine…. That being said, a lot of them do incorporate exercises for other parts of the body as well (including the upper body).

      What they do all have in common though, is that common theme of giving you a good butt work out. In many cases this does include the surrounding muscles of the legs and hips – it’s nearly impossible to do butt exercises without also using some of these supporting muscles.

  • July 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Fantastic resource for anyone looking to strength the butt area. Nicely put together information.

    Last year after a major move to Puerto Rio, I started walking 3-4 miles each day and after a few months joined a Zumba class 4 days a week. I am 66 years old and to look at me you would believe it.

    I totally know first hand how proper exercise and nutrition can shape your body no matter what age you are. Sure I get sore easier than when I was younger, but I also have built stamina by pushing through it.

    I look forward to visiting your site again to see what’s new.
    I expect your site will be quite popular.
    All the best,

    • July 24, 2015 at 2:32 am

      Wow Angela, to be doing Zumba and that amount of walking at 66 is an amazing effort – I can only hope to be as active as you at that age! It’s really refreshing to know that taking care of your body through life can still set you up to be fit and healthy even when you hit the later years – thanks for the comment!

  • August 4, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Hi Jolie,

    Honestly I didn’t knew there were so many of these kinds of butt exercises. And as you said it, you cherry-picked, so there is even more!

    I would sometimes watch The Biggest Loser or Total Makeover and part of that show is how they do those body exercises, including of course, butt routines. From your article, those moves now have a name.

    I’m not into these now, but if anyone asks me, I know where to point them. Your site!

    Keep up the great work.

    • August 4, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      I honestly used to be stuck for options when it came to butt exercises but the more I keep researching, the more variety I am uncovering!

      It’s really good knowing how to target the muscles effectively rather than just keep doing the same old exercise that doesn’t really work to activate the right areas correctly. Actually it makes my workouts a lot more efficient, which means more time for more enjoyable activities.

  • September 1, 2015 at 1:15 am

    It was a lot of content thrown at me. I lliked the beginning of the article but then I kept scrolling down and all I saw were a lot of ads. I would have liked to read more content and how each exercise was used to benefit getting a better butt. Love girls with great butts and would love to pass down valuable information with out seeing the ads all over the place.

    • September 1, 2015 at 3:56 am

      Hi Chris, If you click through those links they actually go through to my own detailed review on each product if you would like to find out more about that particular product.

      I tried to keep each section a short summary so that anyone looking for a good program could get an overview of what each one of these entails at a quick glance. No ads here!

  • October 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Hello here. You here have real library and everything what spins around the but.
    I think that is great blog, especially to those who spend days in offices, glued to chairs and their computers. I wonder if can be butt become flat after long contact with chair?
    It would be a shame to spoil this great part of our bodies. I see that your books and videos can give support for this particular problem.
    Maybe it is me, but what do you think, from there this popularity started regarding but?
    It is an enormous campaign from Kardashians or from Jennifer Lopez?
    Thanks for material, all the best, Nemira.

    • October 4, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      Hi Nemira, That’s a great question, I’m not 100% sure how this butt-craze crept up on us all! I think it’s always been around, but is just becoming more ‘mainstream’ and well-known these days, especially due to social media. That’s pretty funny to think that it could be some kind of campaign by J-Lo or the Kardashians though, haha!

      I think it’s good that society now seems to be celebrating shape in the butt area now, it’s definitely a refreshing change from the expectations of the media for women to be rail-thin. As long as it’s approached in a healthy way (through good diet and healthy exercise), I’m kind of glad that working out your butt has become a ‘thing’!

  • August 15, 2016 at 4:26 am

    I’m going to try the 30/30 bubble butt program.

    • August 16, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks David, I wasn’t aware of this one – I’ll have to check it out and do a review! Stay tuned..

  • October 9, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Wow, I’ve never heard of most of these (Except for Nick Nilsson; he is as great as you say, but that book is honestly too much for me)
    There is a butt routine that I’d love to get your opinion on, if you are still doing this (fingers crossed). It is the Booty Burners at Redefining Strength, with Cori Lefkowith. http://redefiningstrength.com/the-booty-burner-28-day-challenge/

    • October 10, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Hey Jen,
      Thanks for posting that program! It does look really interesting, totally up my alley haha. I am sure it is full of butt-focused exercises, which is exactly what we want lol .I had a quick look through the preview info, and it looks like a good beginner/at-home workout program; it seems like the main focus is on ‘burnout’ as in working the butt muscles until you really feel a burn and they fatigue.

      One comment that I do have though is that in my opinion you may not build a lot of muscle volume in your butt with this approach long-term (you’d need to really add some kind of resistance as you progress in strength). But for a 28 day starter program it looks great, you will definitely build up the mind-muscle connection necessary for glute training due to all the butt-focused moves!!!

      Go for it if you are still keen, and be sure to let us know how you do :)


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