At the time she put her dance dreams on hold, Tracy was married to a pro basketball player who was participating in a rehabilitation league in Puerto Rico for his ailing back. There, she met a doctor who was attempting to ease the strain on the large muscle groups in athletes by strengthening the small, accessory muscles. The concept resonated deeply with Tracy, and she threw herself into his research: While the proof was crystal clear, activating the small muscles—and keeping them consistently challenged—was a huge task. Thanks to her background in movement, Tracy knew she could find a way.
In 2006, after the birth of her second child, Moses, Gwyneth Paltrow found herself lugging around an extra 20 pounds: While she had always been fit and health-conscious, she couldn’t lose the weight, despite turning to all the exercise regimens that had worked for her in the past. While filming the first Iron Man movie in 2006, Gwyneth began working with Tracy—and lost 11 inches in the first 10 days. Stunned, Gwyneth determined that every woman should have access to Tracy’s method, and the two became business partners.
Tracy has helped countless celebrities transform their bodies, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Alessandra Ambrosio, Victoria Beckham, Nicole Richie, Robert Downey Jr, Olivia Palermo, Hilary Rhoda, Olivia Wilde, and even Miss Piggy. The beauty of the Tracy Anderson Method, though, is that people everywhere can get access to the same training, and the same perpetually evolving regimens as the red carpet’s biggest stars, either in one of the Tracy Anderson studios—or in their own living rooms.
There are now six Tracy Anderson studios in the United States—along with an outpost in Madrid, Spain and a personal training team in London. The studios offer the full expression of the Tracy Anderson Method, including a varied roster of dance cardio and muscular structure classes, access to ongoing body assessments, one-on-one training, and custom programs, determined by every client’s unique genetic makeup. The studios also offer an opportunity to engage with the tech innovations and fitness solutions that Tracy has designed over the years including the patented Iso-Kinetic Band System and The Super G Floor.