After training with Ripa for so long, Kaiser says they've got her routine down to a science. "Kelly's program alternates daily between sculpt, power, dance interval training, restorative yoga, and our signature step workout," Kaiser tells POPSUGAR. "I program the perfect combination of muscular endurance and power to make sure she continues to maintain/build muscle and get the right amount of heart-healthy cardio without hitting adrenal fatigue."
Here's what a typical week of workouts might look like for Ripa, according to Kaiser:
- Day 1: Sculpt + Dance
- Day 2: Step
- Day 3: Mashup
- Day 4: Rest Day
- Day 5: Power
Sculpt + Yoga
- Day 6: Dance Intervals
- Day 7: Rest Day
Their workouts are based on the classes that Anna Kaiser Studios offers, including:
- Dance: Dancing is Ripa's "favorite" type of workout to do, Kaiser told POPSUGAR in 2018; she's learned more than 100 different choreographies. You alternate between cardio and strength intervals that feel like a party and improve coordination — while giving you a great workout.
- Step: Using resistance bands attached to the ceiling and a special AK Studios box, this interval workout improves your balance, agility, and full-body conditioning while you move to the beat.
- Sculpt: This strength class is "low weight with high repetitions to burn out every muscle in your body," per the AK Studios website.
- Sculpt + Dance: This hybrid class combines the content and choreography of AK dance classes with the Sculpt format, so you get cardio and strength in one.
Kaiser says her goal is to create a sustainable program that keeps them both inspired and training for life. "It's not about working out longer or harder — it's just about changing the workouts to make sure you're constantly challenged and engaged," Kaiser told POPSUGAR in 2018.
Now, "At 53 and 43, we are working out smarter and more consciously," Kaiser says. "I program her workouts to complement the other activities in her week and bring more energy, vitality, and clarity to her days."