Category Archives: Fitness

Anna’s 10 Minute Arms on Fitsugar.com!

Follow along with Anna Kaiser as she leads a 10 minute arm series on Fitsugar.com! Here is what Susi May of Fitsugar.com had to say about the workout:

“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.”

Check out Anna Kaiser in ELLE!

Congratulations to our friends Alexia & Melisse, founders of Well + Good (www.wellandgoodnyc.com) who will be guest blogging over at Elle.com for the month of June! We were thrilled to see an AKT shout out in an article featuring the guest bloggers in the most recent issue of Elle magazine on newsstands now. Grab your copy today and be sure to check out their blog posts over at Elle.com!

Check Out Anna’s May Playlist!

  1. “Clarity (feat. Foxes)” by Zedd20120124-DSC_5504-Edit
  2. “My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark” by Fall Out Boy
  3. “A little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie, Q-Tip & GoonRock
  4. “Sunshine (Radio Edit)” by Dance Nation
  5. “E.T. (Noisia Remix)” by Katy Perry
  6. “Chasing Summers” by Tiesto
  7. “Rock Music” by Alvaro
  8. “Human (Ferry Corsten Radio Remix)” by The Killers
  9. “Like That” by T.I.
  10. “Bird Marchine (feat. Alesia)” by DJ Snake

Studies Show Dance Training Improves Sports Performance!

An article published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine documented the results of cross-country skiers who used dance training pre-season compared to those who did not. The object of the study was “To evaluate the effect of pre-season dance training on back pain, joint mobility, and muscle flexibility, and on speed and agility in elite cross-country skiers.”

Swedish skiers were observed over a 3 month period in a controlled study and were asked to participate in various exercises that  included “different types of dancing such as ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, and character dance, the aim being to improve balance, coordination, muscle flexibility, and agility.”

After the study concluded, the authors found that “preseason dance training improved the range of hip motion and joint mobility and the flexibility of the spine. These improvements might explain the reduction in ski related back pain in the intervention group.” You can view the whole article by clicking here.

The Daily Mail Covers AKT On Live! with Kelly & Michael!

Click the link below to check out the Daily Mail’s coverage of Anna Kaiser’s INTENSE training with Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan from today’s segment on Live!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2325681/Arent-sportsman-Michael-Strahan-collapses-struggling-host-Kelly-Ripa-square-intense-workout.html

Moms To Be: Check Out “Expecting More” Created by Anna Kaiser

expecting_more_1May is Pregnancy Awareness Month!  And we have the perfect solution for all new moms and mommies-to-be to get you ready for the summer.  Grab your copy of “Expecting More” the Complete Pregnancy System (see below) to get everything you need to stay on track during your pregnancy!  And… THERE’S MORE!  If you want instant access, download individual workouts here.

“Expecting More is a unique workout program designed for the expecting mom who was fit and healthy prior to her pregnancy and is looking to stay active, motivated, and energized. This two-DVD set features six different workouts, 230 minutes of exercises, and a calendar to guide you through all three trimesters. Expecting More offers what no other prenatal exercise DVD has before – variety, inspiration, and workouts for all fitness levels. Join Sara Haley as she stays fit during her own pregnancy and leads you through a series of cardio sequences, sports drills, weight training, dynamic stretching, hip-hop routines, and more!”  This dvd series is available for purchase through Amazon.com.

AKT Featured on NewBeauty.com

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Photo via newbeauty.com

Check out the online article on NewBeauty.com featuring AKT’s training with Shakira! Read the article to find out how “Shakira Shakes Off Her Baby Weight” and to see other fit tips for new moms!

Checking In With Grace: T-Minus 100 Days Until Wedding!

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Meet Grace!

“My wedding countdown is officially under 100 days and it’s time to really amp up my workouts. I’ve been working out in the S&M and Happy hour classes every Monday through Saturday, but it’s time to start lifting weights! Anna has given me some great videos for arm workouts so I’ve been trying to incorporate those workouts into my normal cardio routine. After working out so much, I feel like I need to eat something healthy but easy to make.

One of my favorite things to do after a workout is reward myself with a protein shake. I’ve tried a bunch of different proteins (whey, hemp, and pea) and my favorite is definitely unflavored pea protein. Specifically, Now Sports Pea Protein: it’s flavorless, easily digestible, and very smooth. Pea protein has just as much protein as whey or hemp, it’s just my favorite because of the texture and taste; you should give it a try and let me know if you like it!”

Grace’s Pea Protein Shake (with strawberries and pineapple)

1 scoop pea protein

8 ounces water (or coconut water)

1/2 cup strawberries – frozen or fresh

1/2 cup pineapples

Place all ingredients into the blender and blend on the smoothie button until smooth. Perfect for a post workout lunch!

AKT In Fitness Magazine!

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image via Fitness Mag

Find out what total body move Anna Kaiser taught Minka Kelly to challenge her workouts in the May of issue of Fitness Magazine! Check out the article excerpt here or grab a copy on newsstands now!

AKT Featured in “Life & Style”

Out now is the newest issue of  “Life & Style” magaine featuring Anna Kaiser & AKT INMOTION! In an article titled “Hips Don’t Lie! Shakira’s Hot New-Mom Body” Anna outlines the diet & exercise tips used for Shakira’s post-baby transformation. Read the full article below or pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands now!

Anna Kaiser in Life & Style Weekly, 4.10.13, 1Anna Kaiser in Life & Style Weekly, 4.10.13, 2

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