Rebecca-Louise Answer: It is difficult to do spot reductions just on particular areas, but staying active and sticking to a good fitness routine and proper nutrition will greatly help. In order to tone up as well as trim down, a combination of cardiovascular activity along with strength training is your best bet. This combination will help you to lose fat mass while also maintaining your muscles mass which will help to burn calories throughout the day. Depending on your fitness level there are a few programs and exercises that will help you greatly. High intensity interval training will help to promote a large of amount of calories to be burned during the session and even after. You can also add some bodyweight/weighted squats and lunges into your workout routine to really help and build muscle in the hip/butt area. Check in the video section of Extremefitness.com to find videos and tips to help you master these exercises and programs, as well as articles and videos with tips on healthy nutrition. Good luck!