Tighten and tone your backside with this 10-minute workout from Anna Kaiser of AKT in Motion. She trains Kelly Ripa and Sarah Jessica Parker, and once you press play she will train you too! Although the focus of this workout is on the glutes, you will be working your entire body — to make the most of those 10 minutes.
Happy birthday, Kelly Ripa! This talented woman turns 43-years-old today, and we're always impressed how she looks fit and fabulous — while rocking a big radiant smile across her face! After speaking with her go-to trainer Anna Kaiser at a Class FitSugar event in NYC, we got a little more insight on how this talented talk show host works every day to keep up her fit physique and healthy lifestyle.
She doesn't discriminate: Kelly loves Anna's hybrid dance class AKT in Motion for sculpting her body while still keeping her heart rate up. However, Kelly doesn't believe in just doing one workout: she's known to mix things up with a little indoor cycling or has even "run a 5K when she's on vacation," says Anna. Cross-training as Kelly does builds up your endurance and strength more than sticking with the same old workout every day. Beyond challenging your body, varied workouts end up feeling more exciting and engaging.
She celebrates her hard work: Curious about Kelly's favorite part of a workout? It's the moment once it's over, says Anna! She explained candidly that after a really hard workout Kelly loves nothing more than to lie down on the floor, "ready to take a nap." After she's pumped up her endorphin levels and completed a strenuous workout, Kelly is living proof that there's nothing wrong with taking a moment to celebrate and relish the benefits of hard work. Then it's time to move on with your day with a clear head and happy outlook.
If you're trying to tighten up the extra padding around your butt and upper quads, you're not alone. This area is a problematic spot for women, and there's no single cure to change things overnight. According to celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser, increasing the intensity of your cardio and strength-training program is a great start. Anna's other piece of advice is to "Put down the fork. No one needs to be eating five bowls of pasta a week and think that they're going to get rid of saddlebags if they're doing 500 leg raises. It's just not going to happen."
So stick to a healthy eating plan, add plenty of cardio to your workout routine, and try out these helpful exercises to help you feel more confident when slipping into a pair of leggings or skinny jeans!
Good posture can do more than make you look 10 pounds thinner. It can prevent spine abnormalities, joint deterioration, and many everyday back and muscle aches. While you might know how to sit up straight at your desk, having proper posture should go further than your workday. Whether you're out on the streets or sweating it out in the gym, former professional dancer and celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser explains how to stop these potential issues in their tracks!
On the Street . . .
If you carry a big, heavy bag to work equipped with your laptop, wallet, gym gear, and more, then you could tacking on an unnecessary 15 pounds to one side of your body with every step. It's close to impossible to have proper posture when there's that much one-sided weight bringing you down. According to Anna, "You're probably overcompensating with your lower back and creating instability, and that's going to make you susceptible to injury." If carrying your laptop to and from work everyday isn't a necessity, then just don't do it. If you must, then pick up a sturdy backpack to sling over both shoulders; this way your whole back can share the weight.
Keep reading to learn why posture is just as important inside the gym.
We all know that Kelly Ripa is ripped. Her secret weapon? Workouts with trainer Anna Kaiser of AKT in Motion. And here is a 10-minute arm workout from Anna for you to try. You will tone and sculpt sexy, shapely shoulders while working your entire body. Now that's efficient! Grab a set of dumbbells, between three and eight pounds, and get ready to work your arms, legs, and core.
Last night in NYC, we hosted a live Class FitSugar event with celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser of AKT InMotion. Over 150 of our readers joined us in a lovely loft space in Manhattan for an intense workout and refreshing cocktails — made with antioxidant-rich ingredients, of course! We hope to host more of these live Class FitSugar events, so stay tuned!
We streamed the high-octane dance cardio workout live, so you all could join in at home. If you missed it, here's the 35-minute live workout for you to try. Get a taste of how Anna trains her celeb clients Kelly Ripa and Sarah Jessica Parker — it's full-on dance and beyond fun. The workout begins with an active warmup of plank jacks on the floor. Press play and get ready to sweat.
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