- Kelly Ripa Workout Routine
- Kelly Ripa Diet and Nutrition
- Kelly Ripa Workout Routine Research
- Kelly Ripa Workout: Sample Weekly Workout Schedule
- Kelly Ripa Workout: Alternative Options
- Kelly Ripa Reveals the Morning Routine She Swears By
- She only sleeps around 5 hours a night
- She rises at 6:30 a.m.
- She gets to work at 8 a.m.
- She eats her breakfast after work
- She works out in the early afternoon
- This is what her daily workout consists of
- Her lazy Sunday morning routine
- She eats clean.
- She rarely eats breakfast before going live.
- She loosely sticks to the alkaline diet.
- She has decided to stop drinking.
- She tends to snack healthy — unless there’s Goldfish crackers.
- She always keeps a few staples on hand.
- Keep scrolling for four arm-workout moves from Kaiser that’ll get you more bang for your buck at the gym.
- 2. Incline Push-up (arms 45 degrees)
- 3. Standing/On Knees Rotated Bicep Extension
- 4. Shoulder Rotational Exercise
Kelly Ripa Workout Routine
We saw Mark Consuelos this week, so how could we not see Kelly Ripa?
The answer is that it wouldn’t be possible.
If you don’t know this, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos worked together for years on All My Children and are also married; which is why they’re coming in as a package deal this week.
Kelly, who starred in All My Children from 1990-2010 went on to host show Live With Kelly and Ryan, which went on with multiple co-hosts and 29 seasons!
And, since this is Superhero Jacked, I do feel that it’s necassary to mention that she has also voiced characters in Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time, and Duck Dodgers!
Kelly Ripa Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 110 lbs.
Age: 49 years old
Like hubby did among men, Kelly Ripa falls into the shortest category among women we’ve seen at SHJ.
Actually, she could even be tied for the shortest we’ve seen.
Normally the average height we see for women is around 5’4-5’6 with ladies such as Jennifer Aniston, Margot Robbie, Olivia Munn, Alicia Vikander, Sophia Bush, Tatiana Maslany, Evangeline Lilly, and a ton of others.
But then there is also that taller range, and among the tallest (even taller than the 5’7-5’8), are ladies like Gwendoline Christie, Gal Gadot, and a few others – with Phoebe Tonkin, Gabrielle Union, Brie Larson, Nina Dobrev, Daisy Ridley, and so many more coming in around that 5’7-5’8 range.
And, let’s not forget the shorter ladies of SHJ like Ariana Grande, Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Emilia Clarke, Lucy Hale, Julianne Hough and a good handful of others.
But, either way, don’t worry.
I write these routines for anyone and everyone.
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Kelly Ripa Diet and Nutrition
In Mark’s article we saw some words from Kelly Ripa describing his diet in an interview with US Magazine, and here we’re going to expand on that to get into what Kelly does:
“My husband has gone full keto, which I don’t mind telling you is something I could never do,” Ripa explained. “I just don’t have that level of discipline. Mark says that I’m carb-o because I always eat his bun if he gets a burger. And the fries. But, you know, I workout, so I feel like I’m allowed. I’m 48, I’m entitled and I’m eating whatever I want to eat.”
She continues on by stating:
“Mark and I used to have peanut butter and jelly as a bedtime snack,” she added. “I’m not sure why. Even as a kid, I didn’t really like it, but now, here I am.”
And Women’s Health Mag actually tells us a surprising part of her diet after confirming what US Mag told us:
Another part of her daily diet? Bulletproof coffee (yep, the keto favorite…even though, again, Kelly’s decidedly not keto). Kelly makes her Bulletproof coffee with the “darkest roast coffee” she can get, a spoonful of Organic Valley ghee, and two shots of espresso. “It fills me up and I feel satiated, so it keeps me from being ravenous during the show,” she said. (P.S., Kelly doesn’t eat before her show taping.)
We have more information about Bulletproof Coffee except in the form of what we refer to as SuperHuman Fuel.
Women’s Health Mag also borrows some information from Bon Appetit sharing:
So what does Kelly eat? You know, besides all the carbs? According to Bon Appetit, Kelly likes to snack on nuts, dried fruit, and peanut butter ThinkThin high protein bars–and her late-night snack of choice is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
“I get ciabatta bread, and now I eat half a sandwich before bed, with chunky Skippy peanut butter or Justin’s honey peanut butter and Bonne Maman strawberry or raspberry jam,” she said. Which, let’s be honest, sounds delicious AF.
We see a lot of celebs opt for a sustainable approach like this.
That’s why our Academy Nutrition Classes (Monks, Minimalists, SuperHumans, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Greek Gods, Samurais) revolve around helping you find the specific diet that is right FOR YOU.
Of course, there are a lot of reasons to HAVE the strict guidelines.
We’ve seen a lot of celebs opt for specific restrictions.
For example: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting(something I use daily as well), Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegans, Brandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.
And, that’s just to name a few celebs from each, by the way.
You can check out our Nutrition Pillars for more information and articles on all of the above and more.
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Kelly Ripa Workout Routine Research
Kelly is pretty open about her workout style, which is mainly cardio based.
She loves working out with husband, Mark, which US Mag says:
Ripa noted that she and Consuelos love exercising together on vacation and it was “a nice escape” taking yoga classes in the Bahamas for their wedding anniversary getaway in 2017.
BUT, for the most part, Ripa tells us this about her regularly scheduled training:
“I like to take AKT — which is cardio-based dance classes — about four to five days a week between 3 and 5 p.m.,” she continued. “And I like to do SoulCycle on the weekends. In the summer, I like to run in Central Park because I think it’s so gorgeous.”
So we’re working with cardio dance classes, SoulCycle classes, and then running outdoors.
If you noticed, Ripa mentioned taking her dance cardio classes four to five days a week AND doing SoulCycle on the weekend.
That means she’s training 5-7 days a week, on top of her busy schedule.
Hope you ladies are ready to step it up a notch if you want that slim and toned physique like the nearly 50 year old Ripa!
Well, I’m ready to schedule it, but it’s your job to get it done!
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Kelly Ripa Workout: Sample Weekly Workout Schedule
Monday: Cardio Dance Class or Running
Tuesday: Cardio Dance Class or Running
Wednesday: Rest Day OR Cardio Dance Class or Running
Thursday: Cardio Dance Class or Running
Friday: Cardio Dance Class or Running
Saturday: SoulCycle Class or Rest Day
Sunday: SoulCycle Class or Rest Day
Kelly Ripa Workout: Alternative Options
Kelly Ripa sticks to a pretty basic schedule, but she does switch it up sometimes, including yoga and some other alternatives.
You can use some yoga videos inside The Academy, or you could even utilize YouTube.
You can also take your time with a running schedule to catch up to Ripa by starting out small. Maybe shoot for weekly sessions like this:
Week One: Run 1-3 miles each session
Week Two: Run 2-3 miles each session
Week Three: Run 3-4 miles each session
Week Four: Run 3.1 mile for time (5k)
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Kelly Ripa Reveals the Morning Routine She Swears By
Any working mom knows how hectic life can get. As a mother of three who has been doing a morning talk show for almost two decades, Kelly Ripa juggles a jam-packed schedule every day. In addition to her daily show Live with Kelly and Ryan, she takes care of her family and also finds time to exercise and stay healthy.
Here we’ll show you the morning routine Ripa, 47, swears by to get through her busy days. See what she always eats for breakfast (page 4) and how she changes things up on those lazy Sunday mornings (page 7).
She only sleeps around 5 hours a night
Kelly Ripa has a habit of getting to bed super late. | Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival
Ripa doesn’t typically turn in for the night until 1 a.m., and she often gets restless around 3:30 a.m. She finds herself checking on her kids at that hour. “Mark will say, ‘Why are you awake?’ I’m not sure,” she said. She often emails another “friend who’s an insomniac,” which could result in back-and-forth nighttime communication.
She eventually turns on the TV to find a repetitive-type infomercial to help put her to sleep. In all, she typically gets around five hours of sleep per night.
Next: Starting her day
She rises at 6:30 a.m.
For getting to bed so late, she’s certainly an early riser. | Kelly Ripa via Instagram
Ripa’s alarm goes off 6:30 a.m. The first thing she said she does it take out her Invisalign. Her husband Mark Consuelos makes her a cup of cappuccino with half-and-half. Then she makes breakfast after the kids “place their orders,” she said.
Cooking breakfast for her kids is no small chore. “But my kids all have different breakfast likes. They’ll say, ‘Can I have scrambled eggs and a side order of pancakes?’ Sometimes I look at them like, ‘This is not Denny’s!’ It’s insane.” She holds off on her own breakfast, however. (More on that soon.)
Next: Clothes, makeup, and hair routine
She gets to work at 8 a.m.
She’s all set to get her day started before many of the rest of us are. | ABC
Ripa arrives at work at 8 a.m. That’s when her hair and makeup artist go to town. Ripa describes the two as “the tag team who have been doing my hair and makeup for 14 years. They are the masters,” she told Yahoo. “They do hair and makeup at the same time that I’m getting briefed.
The talk host’s wardrobe is put out at work the night before, making getting dressed a snap before going live. Although she hasn’t eaten breakfast yet, Ripa does drink a triple shot skim latte at the host chat desk each day.
Next: Finally time for breakfast
She eats her breakfast after work
She prefers yogurt as her morning snack. | Nata Vkusidey/Stock/Getty Images
Although she prepares breakfast for her family, Ripa doesn’t eat hers before her morning show. “I never eat breakfast until after the show,” she told Bon Appetit. “I can’t seem to focus my mind if my stomach is digesting … I find that if I eat beforehand, I’m just making digesting sounds.”
After the show ends, Ripa chows down on yogurt. (She prefers the non-fat Greek variety.) “I put honey and granola and make it look like some parfait — it’s a must,” she said.
Next: She gets in a workout.
She works out in the early afternoon
Ripa definitely doesn’t miss ab day at the gym. | Kelly Ripa via Twitter
When Ripa tweeted out a photo of her toned abs, the Internet was abuzz. One comment, “WOW just WOW!” seemed to sum up the overall response. Everyone wanted to know about her workout routine.
The talk show queen revealed she works out every day. She does so to keep her heart strong and quiet her mind. “I’m usually done with work around 11 a.m., so I have time before I pick the kids up from school. I do it more for my insides than my outside, but the outside gets a nice benefit, too,” she said.
Next: What her workouts consist of
This is what her daily workout consists of
Her clean diet and intense workout routine keep her fit. | Kelly Ripa via Instagram
Ripa’s trainer spilled the beans on how to get amazing abs: “The first rule is you’re not going to get abs by doing a bunch of crunches,” Anna Kaiser said. “If you want to see your abs, you have to lose fat.” Having said that, many of the best core exercises all derive from planks, she added.
As for cardio, Ripa mixes it up quite a bit. “We do what I would call cardio ballet and power yoga,” she said. “I take spinning classes at SoulCycle, which I love, and I run. I get bored, so I like to mix it up a little bit.”
Next: A different weekend routine
Her lazy Sunday morning routine
She doesn’t get a ton of time with her husband due to her busy schedule. | Kelly Ripa via Instagram
While the family may have a typical, rushed weekday routine, all bets are off on Sunday mornings when Ripa cooks a full hot breakfast. “Mark likes me to make him breakfast in bed. We’re both so busy during the week, I rarely have time,” she said. “But on Sunday, it’s the one time that I can do something nice for him.”
On those more relaxed mornings, Ripa cooks scrambled eggs for the entire family, mixed with cheese and cream. (“They’re not fat free, but they’re delicious.”) Sides include bacon, wheat toast, and coffee with cream.
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While we all see her each morning, bubbly and alert, debating the day’s issues with Ryan Seacrest on her morning talk show, we can’t help but wonder how Kelly Ripa maintains such high levels of energy and manages to stay in such great shape. She’s been quite vocal about her support of the alkaline diet in the last few years, especially on a recent episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan. “It has changed my life… I swear I think it’s responsible for me not being in pain.”
The alkaline diet is somewhat controversial among experts. While it doesn’t ask dieters to skip meals or remove food groups in its entirety, it pushes foods that supposedly work to keep your body’s pH levels low (foods that aren’t acidic or full of sugar are prioritized over others). The diet’s defenders say some foods — meat, refined or added sugars, processed foods — can lead your body to produce more acid. Most alkaline diet plans end up resembling a vegan diet, but the science behind why the alkaline diet is actually healthy isn’t clear. “Whole, real, unprocessed foods are quite beneficial to the body, but no reliable evidence suggests it has much to do with pH levels,” says Stefani Sassos, the registered dietitian for the Good Housekeeping Institute. “Eating more vegetables, cutting back on sugar, reducing your consumption of processed foods, and drinking more water are just general recommendations that are good for your health.”
Ripa’s iconic physique isn’t all due to this puzzling diet, however — she can often be found in the gym, and she’s recently made a personal decision that may have totally revolutionized her health. Read on to learn more about Kelly Ripa’s diet.
She eats clean.
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Sultry roof dinner with my favorite….
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The 49-year-old talk show host prefers to keep her household eating right. She told Shape that she sticks to simple meals, like a sliced chicken breast with sautéed spinach, lemon, and olive oil.
“I eat a very clean diet. I have lots of vegetables, I eat protein, but I really don’t put a ton of thought into it. It’s everything you’ve read about or heard about in any diet book – don’t eat too much crap, and I don’t,” she told ABC News. “If that’s the secret, then that’s the secret!”
She rarely eats breakfast before going live.
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The Seacrest is out (or in?!) #KellyAndRyan #LiveKellyRyan @RyanSeacrest
A post shared by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on May 1, 2017 at 7:38am PDT
While the mom of three always cooks her kids breakfast in the mornings, she’s previously shared that she won’t eat until after her Live With Kelly and Ryan taping has concluded. “I never eat breakfast until after the show. I can’t seem to focus my mind if my stomach is digesting,” Ripa told Bon Appetit. “At the host chat desk, I’ll have a triple shot skim latte… I find that if I eat beforehand, I’m just making digesting sounds.”
When she does eat breakfast, however, Ripa chooses to avoid sugary staples like pastries or mixed coffee drinks and partakes in a “chocolate” chia seed pudding that’s blended together with just a few ingredients. Coconut water, pit-less dates, a bit of cacao, cashews, and coconut oil (plus a dash of salt!) come together to create a thick pudding, which is dusted with chia seeds. “If you’re constipated or just not feeling regular, this is the answer to your prayers,” Ripa said while sharing the recipe on a recent episode of her talk show.
She loosely sticks to the alkaline diet.
Ripa is one of the many celebs that have sworn by the alkaline diet, where you only eat foods that are low in acid. While she claims this diet plan as “changed her life,” there are still certain foods that she can’t bring herself to eliminate completely from her diet.
“I like to drink coffee. I occasionally will have fish. The alkaline diet is primarily a vegan diet, but I like cream in my coffee,” Ripa told People. “So I don’t adhere to it strictly, but when I do a cleanse, it will be seven days, and then I go back to my normal life. But my normal life is not that different than the alkaline cleanse.”
And what’s included in her “normal life” meals?
“At dinner, I eat a ton of vegetables — and a salad, soup, or a light piece of fish. I try not to have too much cheese or too many high-fat foods, even though I love them,” she previously told Good Housekeeping. “I would love nothing more than to have pizza and french fries every day, but I try to limit those treats to once a week.”
She has decided to stop drinking.
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Flexible yet stuck. Let the weekend begin.
A post shared by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on Sep 26, 2014 at 11:49am PDT
In an episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan that aired in January 2020, Ripa revealed that she silently quit drinking altogether in late 2017, Delish reports. While the alkaline diet allows for a small amount of alcohol and liquor to be enjoyed sparsely, Ripa says she’s decided to forego drinking altogether.
“They’re saying that Americans bought less wine last year,” Ripa said on the show, discussing recent sales trends while joking with Seacrest. “It’s the first drop in a quarter of a century. Now, I believe this is because I quit drinking, that I caused this dip. I have influenced the market.”
She tends to snack healthy — unless there’s Goldfish crackers.
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A post shared by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on Sep 18, 2019 at 3:30pm PDT
While Ripa takes her workouts seriously, she too sometimes can’t resist a midday snack break. “After work, I’ll have a protein bar and some flaxseed snacks,” she told Good Housekeeping. “I always have Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. I cannot give them up.”
She always keeps a few staples on hand.
There are a few other must-have food items she always keeps stocked in her kitchen, such as Greek yogurt, blueberries, broccoli, and spinach.
“Non-fat Greek yogurt. Even though my children don’t enjoy it the way I do — unless I put honey and granola and make it look like some parfait — it’s a must. Also: half-and-half. For the most part, Mark and I have very clean diets. But we love cream in our coffee,” she told Bon Appetit. “We also always have leeks in the fridge. My kids love leeks. It’s that vegetable that you would be surprised children would like, but they love it.”
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- Kelly Ripa just shared a dance video “auditioning” to be a part of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s Super Bowl halftime show.
- In the video, she and celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser do a choreographed dance to Shakira’s “Whenever, Wherever.”
- Kelly and Kaiser often do dance workouts together, as well as functional training and circuit training.
Shakira, you may want to give Kelly Ripa a call. During a recent workout session, the Live with Kelly and Ryan host and celebrity fitness trainer Anna Kaiser, founder of AKT, showed off their dance moves to Shakira’s iconic song, “Whenever, Wherever,” and…they’re actually pretty good. (Btw, Kaiser also trains Shakira and is getting her Super Bowl ready, per a recent Instagram.)
“Answering the call of the #shewolf @shakira #superbowl #audition @theannakaiser 🐺🐺🐺💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 #halftime,” the 49-year-old captioned the video, which Kaiser also shared.
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Answering the call of the #shewolf @shakira #superbowl #audition @theannakaiser 🐺🐺🐺💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 #halftime
A post shared by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on Jan 28, 2020 at 11:36am PST
Since Shakira is co-headlining this year’s Super Bowl halftime show with Jennifer Lopez, consider this Kelly’s “audition” video.
“I love to dance, and she loves to dance,” Kaiser previously told Women’s Health about Kelly’s workout routine. The trainer takes a dance cardio-focused approach with the talk show host, in addition to functional training and circuit training—cornerstones of the AKT fitness regimen.
Kelly is a longtime fan of dance workouts, and last fall, went all-in on her ballet training.
On September 10, as part of Live with Kelly and Ryan, she set the Guinness World Record for Most Ballet Dancers En Pointe, with 305 dancers en pointe at the same time on West 67th Street in New York, outside the ABC studios. Along with American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside, she rounded up enough dancers to beat the existing record of 245 people going en pointe and holding it for an entire minute. (ICYDK, that’s actually very difficult.)
In her Shakira “audition” video, Kelly shows off her ridiculously toned abs and butt in a crop top and yoga pants. Oh, and she works for those abs. Kelly and Kaiser get together at least four times a week for a 60- to 90-minute workout that combines dance cardio training, resistance work, strength training, and circuit work. In addition to Kaiser’s AKT In Motion method, Kelly does SoulCycle and follows an alkaline diet.
“She’s stayed consistent, she’s been committed, it’s something that she does for her,” Kaiser previously told Women’s Health. “You need to find something that you love to do, and that will help you show up…that thing that makes you feel really jazzed, and makes you feel great after, too.”
Fingers crossed Kelly—and her impressive dance skills—make a cameo at this year’s Super Bowl…
There’s no question that Kelly Ripa is super fit: She regularly works out with her trainer Anna Kaiser, does yoga with her hubby Mark Consuelos, and breaks a sweat with SoulCycle classes.
And even though she turns 48 (yes, 48!) today, that doesn’t mean she plans on slowing down any time soon. Over the weekend, Ripa took her fitness game to a whole new level in the form of a hip-hop dance class.
The talk show host shared a photo with workout instructor Trammell Logan, who teaches his Move with Mell class at Studio B in New York City. Logan, also an instructor at SoulCycle and founder of the East Side Dance Co., launched the class on September 22.
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Sometimes after a #movewithmell class @m3ll212 and i point at each other for hours. Thanks for bringing the 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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“Look… the goal is to have fun, move your body, learn some moves, maybe get your ass kicked with a lil workout in the beginning, but mainly have fun and make some friends,” Logan explained about the class in an Instagram post. “I guarantee an environment where you’ll feel free to just be. We stress all day everyday sometimes, so why not come dance that off with a smile on your face the whole time?”
For those who don’t live anywhere near New York City, hip-hop inspired workout classes are offered nationwide at most gyms and many boutique fitness studios. Like other dance classes, you’ll reap the benefits of a full-body workout, burn tons of calories, and have tons of fun while doing it.
When it comes to her diet, Ripa has revealed that she loosely follows the alkaline diet, eating mostly foods that are low in acid. She also fills her plate with plenty of vegetables and lean proteins, but one of her guilty pleasures happens to be Goldfish crackers, she told Good Housekeeping.
Hopefully, Ripa will make an exception this week and ring in her 48th birthday with a slice of cake—she deserves it!
Leah Groth Contributor Leah Groth is a news writer and regular contributor to Prevention.
After a couple rounds of pull-ups or rows at the gym, you’re expecting a toned-up situation every time you glance down at your biceps. So, how come after what feels like the millionth rep, you’re left with what you started with… just way sweatier?
You’re not alone on your quest to achieve Kelly Ripa-level arms—which is why we enlisted Anna Kaiser, founder of dance-sculpt empire AKT and Ripa’s personal trainer, to help. Here’s the good news: You don’t have to overhaul your entire exercise plan to start feeling the results.
One of Kaiser’s secrets to fitness success is to simply change up your routine every few weeks, like she does in her own practice. “I think it’s really important to find a program with a variety of workouts and not a single modality—so you’re not just doing barre day after day or just spin day after day,” she says.
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Keep scrolling for four arm-workout moves from Kaiser that’ll get you more bang for your buck at the gym.
This move, which looks super similar to downward-dog-into-dolphin pose for all you yogis, zones in on your triceps. Triangle Position not only sends a fiery burn into the back of your arms, but it also gets your heart-rate up.
That’s why Kaiser recommends adding this move to your interval training circuits. “Interval training is great because you’re getting cardio and strength training at the same time,” she says. “And the workouts don’t have to be really long because of the intensity.”
2. Incline Push-up (arms 45 degrees)
Here, Kaiser is taking your average push-up and amps it up a bit to ensure some sore limbs in the morning (that’s what we’re after, right?). You don’t need a gym membership for this workout—or any of these, really—just a bench, ottoman, or even part of your couch.
By incorporating these body weight exercises alongside your normal routine movements, “You’re challenging your muscles with types of contractions—eccentric and isometric—using a mixture of body weight and lighter weight,” Kaiser says. Basically it means you’ll get more out of your arm workouts than just really needing a shower.
3. Standing/On Knees Rotated Bicep Extension
Okay, so your triceps are already on fire, now let’s spread the love to your biceps. All you need is a pair of light dumbbells and arms that are ready to get lifting.
Since you can do this extension from basically anywhere that’s soft on your knees, you can just set yourself down in front of your fave show. You can even take it a step further by turning the move into an interval moment for extra sweat. Either way, cross biceps off your to-do list.
4. Shoulder Rotational Exercise
Take your dad’s fave dance move, add in some light dumbbells, and you have a new go-to workout. Not only does this exercise give much-needed attention to your shoulders (which often bear the weight of everyday stress), this rotational move sends your heart rate through the roof as well.
“Most people don’t get enough cardio, so you want to find cardio that’s fun,” Kaiser says. And what’s more fun than busting out the robot at the gym? Of course, it won’t feel like 45 minutes on the treadmill, but you’ll definitely have to concentrate on catching your breath mid-circuit.
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The Kelly Ripa workout is the secret behind how she stays so thin. Always experimenting with the latest trends, Kelly Ripa likes to switch it up. When it comes to her daily routine, she uses a workout called AKT by Anna Kaiser. Kelly Ripa uses Pilates, dance cardio, toning and an alkaline diet to stay skinny.
Kelly Ripa Workout Summary:
- The Kelly Ripa workout is designed by Anna Kaiser of AKT in Motion. Kaiser also works with Sofia Vergara, Sarah Jessica Parker and Shakira.
- Kelly Ripa’s workout routine uses the AKT method: A mix of Dance cardio, Strength training, Toning and Flexibility.
- Kelly Ripa has used the Tracy Anderson Method in the past, featured by celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow and JLo.
- Kelly Ripa’s workout is a series of different routines, as you’ll see (below).
Kelly Ripa’s workout routine goes 5 days a week, 1-2 hours a day. Working out helps Ripa maintain her toned arms, defined abs and skinny figure. When she needs to tone it up, Kelly Ripa looks to her personal trainer, Anna Kaiser.
We’re working out 2 hours today. We’re gonna burn 1200 calories, because we’re going non-stop.
Toning her body, Kelly’s routine is all about interval training. Kelly Ripa’s workout is so effective because it utilizes non-stop circuit training. This is where you move from one exercise to the next, without resting. Her trainer says:
Circuit training is the best way to work out. When you pair it with dance, you make it even more fun. It’s efficient, because you’re working on more planes of motion.
Here are some of Kelly Ripa’s workouts at AKT in Motion:
Dance Cardio Workout
Dance cardio is more fun than traditional workouts, especially if you do it with others. Here, Anna Kaiser (Kelly Ripa’s trainer) invited some friends to her studio.
Kelly Ripa Arms Workout
About Kelly Ripa’s arm workout, Anna Kaiser says:
If you do these arms workouts for 2 weeks, you’re gonna see results, I promise! You are going to see toned arms, sculpted shoulders and your triceps are going to start popping out.
Kelly Ripa’s Inner Thigh Workout
Kelly Ripa Lower Body Workout
With this workout, tone your legs and butt. Kelly Ripa focuses on lower body movements done at a fast pace. Doing so boosts your heart rate, which burns fat, helps get you bikini body ready.
Kelly’s leg workouts vary, but the main ones she uses include these exercises:
- Dynamic Knee Raise
- Heel Clicks
- Lunge and Kick
- Heel Clicks
- Single Arm Slide
Kelly Ripa Abs Workout
Tone Your Waist with Kelly Ripa’s Abs Workout:
Quick Booty Workout
Here’s Kelly Ripa’s Quick Booty Workout. Each exercise is performed by her trainer, Anna Kaiser, here:
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|Burning Man Bridges||1||40 reps|
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Anna Kaiser explains the 1st exercise in detail, saying:
Come down on your back, feet on ground, lift feet up to the ceiling, bring them down, then swing it out to the side. Lift your legs up, and to the side, keeping that booty up as much as you can.
Anna Kaiser wants you to do this simple workout every day. It’s so easy, and can be done anywhere. Kaiser says this is a great workout to do at-home because it takes no equipment to do. She uses the booty workout for getting her clients ready for the red carpet.
For the “Twisting Booty Booster” exercise, Anna Kaiser says:
Dip that hip and then extend it. this is the perfect pre-carpet move.
Kelly Ripa’s Trainer
Kelly Ripa’s trainer is Anna Kaiser, a student of Tracy Anderson’s. Kaiser also works with Sofia Vergara, Sarah Jessica Parker and Shakira. The classes at AKT in Motion are a mix of dance moves, core strength movements, yoga and Pilates. Kelly Ripa says:
I work with Anna Kaiser of AKT. She kicks my butt. And, I pay her to do that!
To work out at-home just like Kelly Ripa does, you can get: Anna Kaiser’s Happy Hour DVD. Anna Kaiser is one of the most popular trainers in New York at her studio AKT.
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Anna designed this workout for all fitness levels, and showcases the workouts she’s famous for. The AKT workout mixes dance cardio, toning, flexibility, and creative routines.
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Related To Kelly Ripa Workout
The Kelly Ripa workout is a great way to get started on a new fitness routine. For more workouts, related to Kelly Ripa’s, see:
- Shakira Workout: Sexy Moves From Her Trainer
- Sofia Vergara Workout: Curves in the Right Places
- Gwyneth Paltrow Workout: Get Long and Lean
Whether you ultimately opted for a sweetheart, v-neck, cap-sleeve, or strapless cut, chances are the gown you chose for your big day shows off your arms in some way. But since you probably have enough on your plate already with planning, work, life, etc., getting your guns buffed and defined is likely an unwelcome addition to your wedding-prep list.
For an effective routine that can be done in just minutes, we recruited A-list trainer Anna Kaiser, founder of AKT InMotion, whose dance-inspired workouts are loved by toned celebs like Sofia Vergara, Shakira, Kelly Ripa, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Here, she demonstrates just five foolproof moves that will get you more excited to shimmy into that dress than ever.
Before you begin, grab a resistance band. Kaiser recommends a Thera-Band.
- Start in a half plank position with your knees hip distance apart.
- Bring your right hand to your left shoulder. As you bend your left elbow out to the side (like a push up), twist your body to the left and tap your right elbow directly under your left arm.
- Repeat slowly 10 times on the right side. Repeat on the left side.
Band Pull “Laffy Taffy”
- Start standing in a right forward lunge, securing the middle of the Thera-Band under your right foot. Keep your weight even between both legs, and your shoulders directly over your hips.
- Hold the ends of the band in each hand, palms facing forward. Keeping your arms straight, lift your arms to shoulder height, twist the palms to face the back, and lower the arms.
- Do 15 reps. Then switch legs and repeat.
- Start by planking onto a wall. (The further away your feet are from the wall, the more difficult the exercise.)
- Keeping your forearms parallel, bend your elbows as much as you can, and straighten. Then rotate the arms out to 45 degrees, bend, and straighten.
- Continue alternating for 20 reps. Stretch and repeat.
- Start on all fours facing the ceiling, as if you are about to perform a tricep dip.
- Keeping your arms straight, walk your feet out onto your heels (leading with the right foot) and back in again.
- Then, perform two tricep dips.
- Repeat 10 times, then repeat while leading with your left foot.
- Sit on your side on your right hip. Place your right hand on the floor next to you about two feet from your hip. (The closer your hand is to your hip, the harder the exercise!)
- Rotate your elbow forward so that your forearm is parallel to the mirror. Lower your elbow all the way to the floor and then straighten the arm.
- Repeat 15 times, and then again on your left side.
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Anna Kaiser’s known as one of the top trainers in the business—clients including Karlie Kloss, Alicia Keys, and Shakira turn to her for effective workouts, and she delivers. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to benefit from her method. Kaiser posted one of her go-to full-body exercises on Instagram, and all you need is a stability ball to try it for yourself.
They exercise is called a stability ball abs curl, and even though “abs” is right there in the name, it also targets the arms, shoulders, back, inner thighs, and glutes. It’s a mainstay move at her AKT studios in NYC.
In fact, “every client that comes into our studio is doing this exercise,” Kaiser tells SELF. And that goes for her celebrity clients, too. In particular, “Kelly Ripa loves this exercise—well, she loves to hate it.”
And it’s definitely a “love to hate” exercise. It’s tough, but effective. With your shins on a stability ball and your hands on the ground in a plank position, you bring your knees in toward your chest (rolling the ball with you), then press them back to starting position. Then, do a push-up. Here’s what it looks like:
It’s challenging, but it’s also a true compound exercise that works multiple muscle groups at once.
Your core is the main muscle group working when you’re doing this exercise, because there’s a major stability challenge involved.
“When you decrease the base of support, you’re asking more muscles to engage to perform the exercise,” explains Kaiser. In other words, because your feet aren’t on steady ground, you’re challenging your balance, so all of the stabilizing muscles in your core have to engage more to hold you steady as you pull your knees to your chest.
This works your entire core, says Kaiser, including your rectus abdominis (what you think of when you think “abs”), your obliques (the muscles on the side of your abdomen that keep you from rotating out of your plank), your lower back, and your transverse abdomis (your deepest core muscle, which is often tough to target).
It’s also great for your arms, shoulders, chest, and back.
To make sure you’re getting all of these muscles involved, during the push-up, Kaiser has clients keep their elbows at a 45-degree angle to their bodies, rather than bringing them straight out to the sides or really close into the body. “It’s right in between so you target not only your arms and chest, but you’re also engaging your back,” she says.