Kelly Ripa is a fitness fanatic and an inspiration to anyone who’s ever dreamed of donning a six pack. The 43-year-old mother of three and host of LIVE with Kelly and Michael has arguably one of the most-toned bodies in the business. Her secret? It turns out there’s no real secret to her fab figure. Ripa’s trainer, Anna Kaiser, credits her physique to her amazing work ethic and discipline. Don’t worry; they’re both willing to spill details on exactly what Ripa does to stay in shape. Here’s a breakdown of her fitness and diet routine.
Kaiser told Shape that she’s been working with Ripa for three years now. She makes time to work out four to five days per week for 90 minutes per session. “Her work ethic is more insane than anyone I’ve ever met! She’s so driven, present, excited, and focused. She is just a wonderful person. It’s such a joy to work with someone that’s always present with you. It’s really every trainer’s dream for their client to want it as badly as you want it for them, and she really puts in the work. She doesn’t expect instant results yet still is so focused, committed, and intense about her fitness,” Kaiser says. Apparently a good attitude goes a long way.
Ripa typically spends two days a week doing high reps with low weight, and switches it up on the other two days by doing high weight and low reps. All of her workouts days include both cardio and flexibility, but the trick is to switch up the body parts she focuses on, Kaiser revealed.