Kristen Taekman in Pink Workout Gear Is "Obsessed With Hot Girl Walks"
The Real Housewives of New York (and Ultimate Girls Trip!) star Kristen Taekman is fully on board with the trend of 'hot girl walks' (which is when you take a 4 mile walk outside while listening to something that inspires you). Taekman, 46, shared a video of herself dressed in hot pink two-piece workout gear, looking—as usual—absolutely stunning. "Obsessed with hot girl walks… anyone else or am I just the last one to hop on this trend! 😳 anyways shout out @jljefflewis for keeping me entertained while I walk!" she captioned the post. Taekman appears to have barely aged a day since her stint on New York—here's how she does it.
Taekman teamed up with celebrity trainer and JCORE founder Jay Cardiello to develop cardio/strength training fitness DVD Body Back. The workout can be done in 20 minutes, in a small space, no gym membership needed. "I said in the beginning I'm not a gym person. I walk into the gym and don't know what to do with myself and I'm too embarrassed to ask," Taekman told PEOPLE. "Like I literally walk around and pretend I know what I'm doing when I really don't. So it's awesome that I can just watch this video, and I have everything I need right there."
20 Minute Workout
Taekman's favorite thing about Body Back is how short—yet effective—a workout it is. "I will tell my friends about JCORE Body Back and they say they don't have time for that, and I'm like, 'No you don't understand. You start at 7:10 and you're done at 7:30.' Everyone has 20 minutes," she told PEOPLE. "When we first started this whole process I was so winded — 7 minutes in and I felt like I couldn't get through it. I kept saying to Jay, 'I feel like I'm fit, but you obviously know how to help me tighten and strengthen.' My goal was to not feel winded and I'm finally there, which is great."
Taekman has no regrets about being on Housewives. "Life has been fantastic since the Housewives," she told Upfront NY. "I always like to note that it has been drama free. The whole experience was wonderful, I learned so much. I made great new friends and I feel like I learned a lot about myself. I always like to remind people when the whole thing started for me my daughter was only a year old and I was still in that whole mommy mode. So for me it was a great opportunity to get back out there."
Taekman has been using the same drugstore cleanser for decades. "Everybody wants to try new things, but I feel like you should stick with what works," she told PEOPLE. I've been using Purpose soap for 20 years to wash my face. You get it at CVS for $5. That's the only thing I use; I won't stray from it. I used to have really crazy problems with my skin so I don't like to stray from what my skincare routine is. I'm kind of superstitious." "The best beauty advice I've ever gotten is to sleep with a silk pillowcase," Taekman says. "It's good for your hair, it's good for your skin and it's anti-aging. When you're smooshed up all night on a cotton pillow, it causes wrinkles and messes up your hair. When I travel I bring silk scarves to throw on the pillow."
Get That Glow
Taekman knows how important healthy habits are for beauty and wellness. "We all know the importance of 8 hours of sleep, drinking the equivalent to 8 glasses of water (which I love with a squeeze of fresh lemon) and eating healthy are the three best things you can do for your skin and body," she writes in her website Last Night's Look. "I strongly recommend find the beauty routine that works for you and your skin and stay consistent with it and get that GLOW!"