AceShowbiz - The former "Hope & Faith" star was asked about her exercise mantra in an interview with The Cut. To which, she responded, "I was talking to a cardiologist and he said to make sure your heart beats out of your chest every day. The more you exercise, the healthier it is. And I can be honest: My body looks like Peter Pan no matter what I do. I've never been a va-va-voom woman."
"I like to take AKT - which is cardio-based dance classes - about four to five days a week between 3 and 5 P.M.," the 48-year-old talk show host continued to dish on her favorite routine to maintain her ripped body. "And I like to do SoulCycle on the weekends. In the summer, I like to run in Central Park because I think it's so gorgeous."
Aside from exercise routine, the wife of "Riverdale" actor Mark Consuelos also opened up about what she does to relax on the weekends. "If Mark isn't home, I tend to go to exercise class in the morning before the kids get up and then spend the day trying to declutter," she spilled. "Or I'm reading and hanging out with my friends."
If her husband is home, the Hayley Vaughan of "All My Children" tended to go with a different routine. "If he is, I tend to stay in bed longer. I make a nice big breakfast. We have stuff we don't normally eat - pancakes, bagels, that kind of stuff," she said, before teasing, "I know this is all very exciting and you must be so jealous!"
Since she leads a busy life, Ripa is very grateful that her children are now semi-independent. "I can say, 100 percent, my schedule is easier now," she declared. "There was a 15-year period where I went to work and then I'd head right to my kids' school or a sporting event or made sure I was at the concert."
"Now that I've got one kid that's almost done with college, one that's going into college, and one that is halfway through his sophomore year of high school, I have a lot more time to free me up to do other projects," she mused. "Maybe start acting again, who knows."