How to Get a Body Like: Kelly Ripa

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How to Get a Body Like: Kelly Ripa

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Kelly Ripa's Dance-centric Workout

Kelly Ripa's Workout
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"We usually start with a warmup and some floor plyos to get her body warm, and then we move into the cardio, strength, and flexibility intervals after that," says AKT founder Ana Kaiser. "Much like we do in class, hers is just at a more intense level because she's really strong, and she knows her body well."

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Kelly Ripa's Dance-centric Workout

Kelly Ripa - Fitness
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"She loves cardio, she loves dance," says Kaiser. "She's a big dancer. And she takes her moves to the dance floor when she goes out with her friends and her husband, too!"

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Kelly Ripa's Dance-centric Workout

Kelly Ripa - Fitness
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The key to challenging your muscles is to switch things up, which is the philosophy that Kaiser uses on Ripa. "For two weeks it's kickboxing and barre, for two weeks it's pilates and power yoga, then for two weeks it's sports training and trx. Each new series compliments each other so that they're progressive, so she's never working the same muscles in the same way the two weeks after she just did it," says Kaiser. "She's constantly challenging her body in different ways and not plateauing and not getting bored."

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Kelly Ripa's Dance-centric Workout

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Each new workout progression includes different props (weights, bands, bars) and includes the combination of cardio, strength, and flexibility in a series of intervals. "Interval training is key," she says.

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Kelly Ripa's Dance-centric Workout

Kelly Ripa - Fitness
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Ripa makes sure to stretch properly to balance out all that hard work. "She's very tight in her chest and her traps, so we're always working on opening up her upper body and lots of stretches for that," says Kaiser. "Foam rolling is really important, especially when you're working out intensely four or five days a week."

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Kelly Ripa's Dance-centric Workout

Kelly Ripa - Fitness
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When she's not on the dance floor, Kaiser moves Ripa over to one of her favorite machines--the reformer. "We work a lot on the reformer for spine stabilization and hip stability. She loves the reformer. It elongates her muscles so you can work eccentrically, and it dynamically stretches you at the same time, allowing your body to work in a really stable position."

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