One of the main things, people ask for when they come to train with me- is for a tight perky butt!! This is fine, as I absolutely LOVE training glutes but to really get their behind the way they want it takes more than just their 2 sessions per week with me, and some real diligence… but so worth it!!
When it comes to the gluteal muscle, the most important and effective way to tighten and lift your butt is through proper strength exercises. A combination of squats, lunges, dead lifts and hamstring curls, teamed with some more isometric work like gluteal kickbacks and pelvic lifts will give you the best results.
I would recommend 2-3 times per week, and working at your highest intensity (always increasing). Adding a barbell across your hips for your pelvic lifts, adding more weight to your squats etc.
You can vary your set/rep ranges for variation. The addition of plymetrics is also awesome- i.e. jumping lunges.
Leg/glute day should be 35-40 minutes in duration and solely focusing on this muscle group.
In between your leg/gluteal strength day (yes allow at least 2-3 days recovery) you can do your cardio sessions. I like cardio sessions to be short, fast intense. Remember that you also need to follow a good fat-burning program as to get your butt really looking good, it needs to be covered in very minimal fat. Think short bursts of incline running, stair-cases and heavy sprints out of your seat on the spin bike!
And last and of course, you should all know this- it is imperative to follow a clean eating guide- with a good mix of proteins, complex carbs, good fats and vegetables. You can never get the results you are after, nor can you out-train a poor diet.