(Image Credit: Barre3)
I’ve long been obsessed with Kelly Ripa’s workout routine. I think she looks amazing, I appreciate that she loves trying new classes and I love that she always owns up to how much she actually works out .
Kelly was one of the first people to rave about the super fun and totally killer spin workout at Soul Cycle and she might be single handedly responsible for the sensation that is Physique 57. I’ve read Kelly does a few Soul Cycle classes a week along with 3 or so barre classes at Physique 57, and this past weekend I though I’d give her workout routine a try. Bottoms line..amazeballs!!!
My “Kelly Ripa Workout” started with a 60 minute barre class at Barre3 which was FABULOUS! We did these teeny tiny movements with one pound (yes, one pound!) weights that I am still feeling in my triceps. There were lots of regular plies, small “V” plies along with squats and lunges using the ballet barre for support. We used a squishy ball for glute and abdominal work and complimented everything with plenty of stretching. While we don’t have Physique 57 in Seattle, I had the pleasure of taking a Physique class last year and loved it, and Barre3 workout is the closest I’ve found to Physique 57′s intensity. Then I hit the gym for a 30 minute spin workout.
(Image Credit: Flywheel Sports)
This spinning barre class combo was intense, it’s no wonder Kelly Ripa is in such amazing shape! Put it this way, I almost fell asleep in the elevator on the way home and eventually ended up having to take a nap. My muscles felt toned and lean from the barre class and the spin workout satisfied my need for a good sweat session. It was a really fun way to get both cardio and strength work and I really enjoyed mixing up my regular running and circuit training schedule. This Kelly Ripa workout will definitely make it into my regular rotation!
TRY IT OUT: THE KELLY RIPA WORKOUT
SPINNING : Try a spin class at your gym or see if Flywheel or Soul Cycle are in your neighborhood. Otherwise you can print this 500 calories spin workout or try the 30 minute workout I did. Hope you enjoy!
- Warm up/: Steal my sunshine (Aylen remix)
- Increase resistance, stay seated, stand on the chorus, the seated again// One Thing, One Direction
- Seated, keep up with beat of music//Let’s Go, Neyo
- Standing Climb, increase resistance each 30 seconds// Somebody That I Used To Know, (Tiesto Remix, Gotye)
- Tabata Intervals, seated sprint for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds,//Where Have You Been? (Hardwell Remix, Rihanna)
- Standing Climb// Someday, Mariah Carey
- Seated sprint, increase speed on the chorus// Good Time, Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
This workout is such a killer I think it warrants an extra helping of dessert:)