Whether we are walking or running, our core connects everything to stabilize our bodies and to facilitate the even transmission of force throughout our body. A strong core protects our back and limbs from strain and injury. Try these 7 exercises that target your core: hip bridges, side clams, squats, single leg squats, alternate arm/leg lifts, planks, and side planks. Aim for 3 sets of each exercise 2-3 days a week and watch your fitness goals improve with your strengthened core!