MEET THE SPACE
Situated where San Vicente meets Montana, the newest Tracy Anderson studio occupies an 8,500-square-foot, Windsor Smith-designed space that is a complete and comprehensive expression of the Tracy Anderson brand and method. Here, you will find every tool and resource you need to realize your total body transformation.
Tracy Anderson Brentwood offers multiple studio rooms, which feature advanced sound systems and highly-specific temperature and humidity controls to facilitate the best results. In addition, the facility offers the newest versions of the method’s custom apparatuses, such as the Tracy Anderson’s patented, Iso-Kinetic Band System and The Super G Floor, along with a handful of brand-new innovations. In addition, there are men’s and women’s locker rooms, complete with organic skin and hair care products, along with complimentary valet parking.
DAVID BABAII BLOW-DRY BAR
Because the studio must fit seamlessly with busy schedules, we’ve partnered with celebrity hair stylist, David Babaii, on a blow-dry bar that’s exclusively for Tracy Anderson Studio members. He’s formulated a handful of red carpet-worthy styles for the studio—ranging from sleek blow-outs to up-dos, faux-bobs, and braids—which he’s perfected on the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson. All standard appointments are $55. One-on-one appointments with David himself are available through special request.
What is Tracy’s background?
You can read more about Tracy and the creation of The Tracy Anderson Method here.
I know Brentwood charges a $500 reservation fee—what does this get you?
The $500 deposit secures an appointment with the head of The Prescription Team. In this meeting, you’ll get a thorough overview of how the method works, and you will receive a full body assessment. From that assessment, The Prescription Team will craft a custom program for your body’s needs. In the meeting, you will learn about the different levels of membership and their corresponding prices. The $500 will then be placed toward your membership.
Where should I park?
We provide complimentary valet parking for all members in the lot immediately outside of the studio—just remember to ask for a validation sticker at the front desk. In addition, there’s a fair amount of neighborhood parking. Just remember to read the signs!
How do I make a reservation at the David Babaii Blow-Dry Bar? Can I make a reservation at the Blow-Dry Bar even if I’m not a member?
Currently, the Babaii Blow-Dry Bar is exclusively for Brentwood Tracy Anderson Studio members. Appointments are $55, and can be booked by calling reception.
Are there Tracy Anderson Method trainers outside of London, and the cities where there are studios?
No. In fact, there are many trainers around the world who pose as Tracy Anderson Method instructors but are not part of the company. Only trainers currently employed by Tracy Anderson are approved to teach the Method. That said, we can send a Tracy Anderson trainer to another state or country for private training. You can contact any of the Tracy Anderson studios to book this service.
I have a big life-event approaching (a sabbatical, a pregnancy, a long trip) which will take me away from the studio: Can I put my membership on hold?
We only do holds and freezes for medical reasons, or if you’re moving out of state to an area where there isn’t a Tracy Anderson facility. If you’ll be traveling, we can provide a travel prescription based on our DVD programs.
I’m moving—can I transfer my membership from one location to another without paying another initiation fee?
It depends on the studio and the tier of membership. Please call your home studio.
I’ll be traveling and would like to access another studio location: Is that possible?
Depending on your home studio and your membership level, yes. Call your home studio, and they can help you arrange.
How do I sign up for classes and see the schedule?
You can see the full class schedule and book your spot online by clicking HERE and entering your account information. You can also always call the front desk and we’ll be happy to place your reservations for you.
Does the method work for men as well?
Yes, there are many men who do the Tracy Anderson Method—during your body assessment, The Prescription Team will create a Custom Program to meet your needs, or you can take a Mens Program class. The Tracy Anderson Method is ideal for men who are looking to create more definition and visible striations in their muscles, and would like more balance in their muscular structure. In addition, The Tracy Anderson Method improves flexibility.
Why is the room so hot?
Working out in the heat and humidity provides a number of benefits: Sweat encourages the body to release toxins and improves skin elasticity and tone. The heat also keeps the muscles warm, ready to move, and malleable.
Can I train with Tracy?
Tracy does not usually do personal training sessions, however she is intimately involved with the custom prescription of every client. Tracy and her Director of Training take all of the Tracy Anderson trainers through an extensive program to ensure that they are prepared to work with any client at any level. In addition, Tracy creates all the exercises and routines that are given in every class, in every Custom Program, and in every Private Training session. When her schedule allows, Tracy teaches master classes at the studios: All monthly members are invited to participate in these group sessions. She also hosts all viTAlity Weeks, which are open to members and non-members alike.
Can I do the Tracy Anderson Method while pregnant?
Yes, as long as you have a note from your doctor. The Prescription Team will work with you throughout your pregnancy to customize the program for all nine months. In addition, Custom Programs can be performed in studio rooms that are not as warm as the central studio. Tracy also has The Pregnancy Project, a DVD series for in-home use that will take you through all nine months.
I just had a baby—when can I start doing the Tracy Anderson Method?
Depending on the type of birth, usually after either six or eight weeks. However, your doctor must release you to exercise first: Your abdominal wall can separate during labor, so you need to be checked to ensure that your body is ready. Once released, it’s important to start the Tracy Anderson Method as soon as possible, as the pregnancy hormone Relaxin, which triggers the body to expand, remains in your system for four to six months after your delivery. It can be harnessed to help the body contract, so time is of the essence!
I’m overweight—is the Tracy Anderson Method going to be too hard on my body?
No, it’s appropriate for all body types, ages, and fitness levels. Ultimately, the most important thing is to start. During your first body assessment and consultation The Prescription Team will create the perfect plan for your body shape and ability. The muscular structure work is generally resistance- and mat-based, and the dance cardio can be tempered to lower the impact.
I have bad knees and am worried that I won’t be able to perform the cardio—how high-impact is it?
There are multiple varieties of cardio, from straightforward dance cardio (on the shock-absorbent Super G Floor), to mini-trampoline routines, to Band Cardio, which is performed while holding onto Tracy’s patented Iso-Kinetic Band System. This dramatically minimizes impact and is quite friendly on the joints. During your initial body assessment and consultation, The Prescription Team will determine what is best for your individual needs.
I’ve heard Tracy talk about “pushing the fat to the surface.” What exactly does that mean?
The Tracy Anderson Method works deeply in our systems, pulling all of the muscles together. This can loosen fat that’s embedded deep in our bodies and move it to the surface, right beneath the skin. Once the fat starts making its way up, it’s easier to burn off with cardio.
I’ve heard Tracy talk about “keeping the flow.” Why is this so important?
The Tracy Anderson Method creates specific contractions in the body—maintaining continuity in your movement, or a smooth flow, keeps these contractions consistent and focused. As you get stronger, your form and endurance will improve and you’ll become much more adept at hitting the right angles and activating the targeted zones—all without stopping.
How many days should I be working out?
In an ideal world, you should do one hour of muscular structure work and one hour of cardio, six days a week. But we understand that life often gets in the way. You’ll find many hour-long multitask classes on the schedule, which include both cardio and muscular structure work: In addition, when clients can’t commit to a full two hours, they’ll often stay for half of the second class (i.e., the cardio half of a multitask class). During your body assessment and consultation The Prescription Team will help you prioritize your efforts if you’re facing a time constraint.
I’ve just started exercising again and I’m very sore—should I wait until I’m not sore to keep working out?
No, consistency is key when you’re asking your body to transform. In addition, continuing to move through the workouts despite soreness will help your muscles release some of the toxins that are creating the soreness in the first place.
Can I do other exercise programs while I do The Tracy Anderson Method?
The Tracy Anderson Method is designed to provide all the exercise an individual needs. If you’re passionate about a certain type of exercise, bring it up during your body assessment—that said, many types of cardio can be counter productive to the work you’re undertaking with the Tracy Anderson Method.
How frequently do the routines change? Will I get bored?
Never. The Tracy Anderson Method revolves around empowering and firing the accessory muscles, rather than over-charging the large muscle groups. Because these little guys get strong—and bored—fast, the muscular structure work changes every 10 days to keep your body consistently challenged. You will find that while you’ll get stronger and fitter, the Method will never feel easy, which is why no client ever plateaus. The routines also change every 10 days because your mind gets bored quickly, too: Transformation requires that you stay focused and connected to what your body is doing. When the mind strays or goes on auto-pilot, the results diminish. Many of the muscular structure moves require an intense amount of concentration.
Are Tracy’s products for sale at the studio?
While there is not yet a full retail space, we do offer The Nutrient Program by Tracy Anderson, and her wellness formula. T-Shirts, DVDs, and Ila and David Babaii beauty products are also available for sale.
I’m having an issue with my DVDs or a shipment from the site—who can help?
Please contact customer service at TracyAnderson@CustomerStatus.com. Our studios are not equipped to handle these types of customer service queries.