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Kelly Ripa Workout Routine, Diet Plan & Supplements

Isaac Robertson
Published by Isaac Robertson
Fact checked by Donald Christman, BHSc FACT CHECKED
Last updated: May 5, 2021

Any person who has watched Kelly Ripa in Hope & Faith, All My Children, or in a recent talk show could notice that she’s in the best shape of her life even at the age of 50.

No doubt she shows that age is just a number for her.

But how does she manage to keep such a perfect lifestyle balance and body shape as a dedicated wife, mother of three kids and one of the most influential people in the media?

When you read all the details about Kelly Ripa’s diet and workout routine we’ve discovered after months of thorough research, her incredible energy and physique won’t come as a surprise to you.

Stats

Kelly Ripa paparazzi picture
  • Born: 2 October 1970
  • Place of birth: Stratford, New Jersey, USA
  • Height: 5ft 2in (159 cm)
  • Weight: about 110 lbs (49 kg)
  • Breast: 32 in (81 cm)
  • Waist: 24 in (61 cm)
  • Hips: 33 in (84 cm)
  • Twitter followers: over 1.5 million
  • Instagram followers: over 2.8 million [1]

Kelly Ripa's Workout Routine

women working out in a spin bike, woman fixing her untied shoes

Here’s an example of how Kelly Ripa’s workout routine may look like for everyone who’d like to copy her workout style and program to gain her slender physique and high energy.

Monday

AKT Dance - 60-minute choreographed cardio dance class

“Every exercise we do works your full core—the butt, the abs, and the back—at the same time. If you’re training functionally, you’re hitting those muscles from all planes of motion.” -Anna Kaiser, AKT Method Founder, and Personal Trainer

Tuesday

SoulCycle class - 45-60 minutes

Wednesday

AKT Bands class - involves high-powered repetitive small cardio movements using resistance bands with medium resistance hung from overhead bars to hit the hard-to-target muscles like triceps and inner thighs - 60 minutes

Thursday

SoulCycle class - 45-60 minutes

Friday

AKT Circuit class - intense cardio workout with weights - 60 minutes

Saturday

AKT Tone barre-based class or AKT Mixer full-body workout - 60 minutes

Sunday

Go for a 60-minute jog, do one-hour Yoga or Pilates sessions, or do exercises like these at home or in a gym:

  • Crab triceps dips (alternating straight and bent legs with each dip) - 8-10 reps per leg;
  • Leg raises - 1-2 minutes per leg;
  • Squats with a ball (alternating left and right heel raises) - 15-30 reps per side;
  • Rolling ab crunches - repeat for one minute;

So, What Does She Do for Exercise?

woman practicing yoga at home

Kelly Ripa does a combination of the following highly effective activities for exercise as part of her regular workout routine:

  • AKT choreographed dance-cardio strength classes with Anna Kaiser (AKT founder and trainer) - four to five days a week
  • SoulCycle classes - two days a week
  • Jogging - one day a week
  • Power Yoga
  • Pilates
  • HIIT
  • Circuit training routine
  • Functional training
  • AKT cardio workouts with resistance bands
  • Toning exercises

She is a dedicated fitness enthusiast who works out four to seven days a week for 60 to 90 minutes per training session, i.e., at least five hours per week.

Kelly Ripa likes to mix it all up, and here’s the answer to why her fitness routine includes a lot of cardio work:

“I try to make my heart beat out of my chest, hard-core, once a day for at least a half-hour. I think that’s very important. [...] I don’t have the best family history heart-wise, so I really try to keep my heart strong.”

Kelly Ripa’s Diet Plan

green fruits and vegetables, green apple slices

Now, let’s take a look at what her low-acid meal plan may look like.

In an interview for Bon Appetit [2], Kelly Ripa said that she doesn’t eat breakfast before recording the morning talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan to avoid making digesting sounds.

She only has a cappuccino with half-and-half her husband makes, and a triple shot skim latte at the host chat desk later.

Here’s what meals are typically on Kelly Ripa’s menu:

Breakfast:

  • Coffee with cream
  • Chia seed pudding with coconut water, coconut oil, pitless dates, a bit of cacao, cashews, and a dash of salt
  • Almond butter with cinnamon on top of green apple slices

Lunch:

  • Salad of microgreens
  • Avocado toast sandwich with toasted nuts
  • Non-fat yogurt with blueberries, pistachios, lavender honey, or granola

Dinner: 

  • Minestrone or other soups with plenty of veggies and chickpeas, a piece of fish, and salad
  • Sliced chicken breast with sautéed spinach, lemon, and olive oil

Snacks:

  • Nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Peanut butter ThinkThin high protein bars
  • Flaxseed snacks
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers (her favorite snack)

“I try not to have too much cheese or too many high-fat foods, even though I love them. I would love nothing more than to have pizza and French fries every day, but I try to limit those treats to once a week.” [...] “I’m not militant about anything. If there’s cheesecake in the house, I’ll have some…I could have 3 or 4 cheat days in a week and then not have dessert for another 3 months.” Kelly Ripa

Her diet includes:

  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fresh fruit
  • Fish
  • Chicken breasts
  • Greek yogurt
  • Granola
  • Broccoli 
  • Kale 
  • Cabbage 
  • Leeks 
  • Half-and-half
  • Coffee
  • Water

She avoids consuming:

  • Fatty food
  • Processed and junk food
  • Acidic foods
  • Pizza
  • Fries
  • Pancakes 
  • Cheese
  • Grains 
  • Soft drinks
  • Alcohol 
  • Artificial ingredients

Her Nutrition Principles

red plate with a measuring tape tied fork and knife

The former All My Children star mainly follows a balanced, plant-based alkaline diet.

However, she’s not too strict with her diet, so she occasionally consumes animal protein from meat and dairy and indulges in her fav snacks or a glass of wine.

Kelly Ripa usually eats clean, whole foods (mostly a lot of fresh vegetables, fruits, and other low-acid foods) with a moderate intake of protein, fat, and carbs.

Also, she sometimes does a seven-day alkaline cleanse.

Supplements

different supplement pills spilled out of a bowl

According to the People magazine [3], Kelly Ripa takes:

  • anti-inflammatory supplements - turmeric and black cumin seed oil
  • ginger and peppermint Persona Nutrition supplements to calm her stomach
  • a CBD supplement for better sleep
  • Alkamind Daily Greens every morning, and
  • Alkamind Daily Minerals during workouts

Since Kelly Ripa follows a vegan diet and takes exceptional care of her health, flexibility and figure, she may be using some other products most other vegans regularly take to avoid common nutrient deficiencies, prevent inflammation, ensure a healthy immunity, brain, bones, eyes, proper metabolic, and other essential bodily functions.

These might include:

  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B12
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D
  • Omega-3s
  • Iodine

See the best vegan multivitamins.

Could You Follow Kelly Ripa’s Diet and Workout?

Although the diet and workout routine age-defying Kelly Ripa sticks to aren’t too strict, they require discipline and commitment. The method and type of exercises she incorporates as part of her weekly workout routine are anything but light.

Still, eating a ton of vegetables and fruits in combination with some intense yet fun workout routine may be a sure-fire way to a fabulous physique.

We’ve given you an idea and inspiration. The rest is up to you.

Hopefully, a firm decision to copy the workout routine and diet principles Kelly Ripa follows will help you change any bad eating habits and get the desired body shape (including those perfectly toned legs) in no time.

Let us know how it goes.

Good luck!


References:

  1. https://biographymask.com/kelly-ripa/
  2. https://www.bonappetit.com/people/celebrities/article/kelly-ripa-talks-breakfast-and-bolognese
  3. https://people.com/health/kelly-ripa-still-follows-alkaline-diet/

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