Squats are excellent for targeting your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, lower your body by bending your knees, and push your hips back as if you're sitting in a chair. Keep your back straight and your knees aligned with your ankles. Return to the starting position.
Lunges work your quadriceps and glutes. Step forward with one leg, lower your body until both knees are bent at 90-degree angles, and then push back to the starting position. Repeat on the other leg.
If you have access to a leg press machine at the gym, it's a great exercise for targeting your thighs. Sit down, place your feet on the platform, and press the weight upward using your legs.
Deadlifts are excellent for your hamstrings and glutes. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, hold a barbell in front of your thighs, and bend at your hips and knees to lower the weight to the floor. Then, stand back up.
Riding a bicycle is an effective way to burn calories and target your thigh muscles. You can cycle outdoors or use a stationary bike at the gym.
Running and jogging are high-intensity cardio exercises that help burn fat all over your body, including your thighs.
Box jumps are great for both cardiovascular conditioning and leg strength. Stand in front of a sturdy box or platform, jump onto it, and then step back down. Repeat.
Using a bench or step, step up with one leg and bring your other knee up. Step back down and switch legs. This exercise targets your quads, hamstrings, and glutes.