Kelly Ripa's Weekly Workout Plan
Anna, the founder of AKT In Motion and an international fitness expert, has been training Kelly for 10 years now, and they've got her routine down to a science. Anna does the same exact workouts with Kelly that are taught in her studios and through her online fitness program, AKT On Demand, so anyone can train just like the Live With Kelly and Ryan star from the comfort of their own home. Kelly rotates between four different workout styles, detailed below:
- Dance Class: Dancing is Kelly's "favorite" type of workout to do, and she now knows a whopping 75 different choreographies, Anna told us. During these classes, Kelly alternates between dance and strength portions that target her upper and lower body, as well as her core.
- AKT Sweat Dream: A circuit-based interval class, this one combines a box and resistance bands for one high-intensity total-body workout. It also alternates between strength and cardio portions, like the aforementioned dance class, except it swaps dancing for more plyometric and explosive movements.
- 4Play: This "power workout," as Anna calls it, involves doing four exercises for four circuits (hence the 4Play nickname). The bootcamp class is described as "the quickest and most effective way to build lean muscle while improving your overall strength and power." Sign us up!
- Cardio + Toning: Lastly, Anna combines a cardio session with a toning section, the latter of which aims to strengthen Kelly's entire body in 45 minutes. Anna describes this one as "pilates meets barre meets sports conditioning."
"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."
The content of these four different workout classes changes every two to three weeks, which Anna says is the key to Kelly's continued fitness success. "We're constantly challenging her differently," she told us. "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." Ain't that the truth! We seriously couldn't agree more.