If you ever watch “Live With Kelly and Ryan” you’ve probably seen Kelly Ripa showing off her fitness skills at some point. The longtime morning-show host isn’t shy about jumping, dancing, stretching, and burpee-ing on air, and there’s a reason she can crush it all with ease. Kelly works out a lot to maintain her fitness level — four to five days each week, to be exact, says Anna Kaiser, Ripa’s longtime personal trainer and creator of AKT, a dance-inspired fitness method.
The two have been working together for 13+ years and share snippets from their workouts together on social media often. Ripa recently shared her pre-Oscars workout with Kaiser on her Instagram Stories, following the trainer through a vigorous dance cardio routine that had us breathless just watching. And on New Year’s Eve, Ripa shared a touching video of moments between the two, writing “danced my way through 2022” and thanking Kaiser and two other AKT trainers.
Curious about what Ripa’s workouts with Kaiser are like? (After all, they’ve got to be good to keep Ripa repeating them for that many years.) Here’s what to know about Ripa’s fitness routine and her workouts with Kaiser, including an ab move that’ll have your core shaking.
— Additional reporting by Victoria Messina