1. Calf Raises
Start by standing on the edge of a step or a step-aerobics platform. Stand erect with your abdomen pulled in, and the balls of your feet firmly planted on the step while your heels hang in the air. Allow your hands to rest against a wall or any sturdy object for support. Raise your heels a little and stand on your toes. Hold this position for a few seconds and then lower your heels.
2. Plie Squats
Stand with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart. Rest your arms at the side and point your toes out, making an angle.Your knees and toes should point in the same direction. Squat down in this position until your thighs are parallel to the ground. While lowering your body, raise your arms above your head. Pause and return to your initial position.
3. Standing Toe Raises
Stand by keeping your feet hip-width apart. Raise the balls of your feet until you feel the stretch from the balls of your feet to the butt. Go back to your initial position and repeat.
4. Jumping Rope
Get hold of a jumping rope and size it according to your height, i.e., the handles of the jumping rope should come up to your armpits. Grip the handles loosely with your fingers for greater speed. Hold the rope together in front of you and then take it behind. Turn the rope over your head and catch it under your toes before you skip over it. Practice timing and correct movement as you keep making jumps.
5. Seated Calf Raises
Sit on a sturdy chair that supports you well and is comfortable. Keep a phonebook or any other rectangular object 12 to 14 inches in front of the chair. This is so that your heels don’t make contact with the floor when you lower them. Keep your feet flat and hip-width apart. Place the balls of your feet on the phone book/rectangular object. Place the dumbbell two inches above your knee cap. Press down and lift your heels. Hold for a few seconds. Go back to the initial position.