Kelly Ripa in Two-Piece Workout Gear Shares Workout Looking "Strong"
Kelly Ripa is flaunting her fit figure in workout clothes. In a recent social media post, the talk show host flaunts her flat abs in a two-piece exercise ensemble while showing off some of her moves. Celebwell spoke to Kelly's trainer, Anna Kaiser, global fitness leader and creator of the popular fitness brand, Anna Kaiser Studios, who revealed details about her workout.
Kelly Has Trained with Anna Kaiser for Several Years
Kelly has trained with Kaiser for several years. The celebrity fitness instructor is known for her dance-centric workouts that combine strength and interval training with fun movement.
Power Push Ups
During her workout Kelly does power push ups, according to Kaiser. "Try this new push-up challenge: Slowing down the lowering of the push up to two counts and then push up in one count, loading your upper body and then adding a quick burst of power," she suggests. "I am always adding new variations of exercises or different ways to execute exercises to keep Kelly challenged and getting stronger!"
Strength and Interval Training
Kaiser also switches up Kelly's workouts every day "to alternate between strength and interval training/power," she tells Celebwell. "Both are important to build and maintain lean muscle, increase bone density, stabilize HRV, skin tone, increased circulation and cell turnover, as well as ample time for recovery. Our focus is strength. We use cardio and conditioning intervals to boost her strength workouts."
Kaiser says that she also uses dance "to train her brain." She cites a New England Journal of Medicine 10-year study, finding that learning dance and new movements was the only method that increased cognitive function by up to 75 percent. A 2016 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine also foundthat people who engaged in moderate-intensity dancing were 46 percent less likely to develop heart disease or die from it than non-dancers. In comparison, moderate-intensity walkers were just 25 percent less likely to suffer heart health issues.
Kelly also does a lot of glute work. She "loves to work her booty so in addition to high impact moves like dance, jump, squats, step ups, box jumps," Kaiser tells us. "We also add glue isolations with extra weight and resistance bands."
High Alkaline Diet
As for her diet, Kelly dished to People that she swears by a high-alkaline diet, and that the low-acid meal plan is "responsible for [her] not being in pain." "I actually eat much more on this cleanse than I do in my actual life, but it's what you eat and how you eat it," she said. As part of her healthy eating plan, she shies away from animal products. "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. I like to have a glass of wine. 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, like I said, is not that different than the alkaline cleanse," she said.