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Researcher. Content Developer. Fitness Pioneer.

Fitness pioneer Tracy Anderson’s revolutionary method can give anyone—regardless of their genetic shape— strong, lean muscles and create balance where there is imbalance in their body. Tracy knows this, because she’s done it to herself—and thousands of others with more than two decades of scientific research and content development.

Tracy has helped countless celebrities transform their bodies, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Alessandra Ambrosio, Victoria Beckham, Nicole Richie, Robert Downey Jr, Olivia Palermo, Hilary Rhoda, 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.

THE GENESIS OF THE METHOD
After moving to New York City on a dance scholarship when she was 18, Tracy gained 40 pounds, which she could not shake from her 5’ frame. While her mother is built like a ballerina, her father has battled obesity his entire life, and it was this genetic predisposition—coupled with hormonal shifts—that undermined all of her efforts at the ballet bar. Despite over-exercising and under-eating, she could not budge the weight. Despairing, she abandoned her dreams of becoming a professional dancer.

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.

THE FORMATION OF THE METHOD
After years of research, self-testing, and refinement, Tracy had completely transformed her own body—and given shape to an early version of the Tracy Anderson Method. She took her findings to Indiana, where she assembled a test group of 100s of women. Over five years, she created custom workouts and diets—which she overhauled every 10 days to keep the accessory muscles consistently engaged—and tracked and graphed her findings. While all of the women came to her with wildly different genetic backgrounds and body types, Tracy gave each and every one of them long, lean muscles.

In short, she had figured out how to harness and deliver the elusive dancer’s body.

THE BRAND EVOLUTION
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.

Over the past two decades, the Tracy Anderson Method has grown and evolved, though the basic premise remains the same: Tracy continues to develop thousands of new routines to ensure that no client ever plateaus.

Tracy's Evolution at a Glance

2001

Tracy conducts her first research study in Indiana

2003

Detox Weeks begin!

2003

The first Tracy Anderson Dance Cardio DVD is released

2005

Tracy invents her first machine: The Hybrid Body Reformer

2005

The Tracy Anderson Studio City studio opens in LA

2006

Tracy meets Gwyneth in London

2006

Tracy starts the printed legging craze

2007

Tracy designs a trampoline workout

2008

Tracy and Gwyneth appear on Oprah!

2008

Tracy and Gwyneth become business partners

December 2008

Tracy and Gwyneth cover Gotham magazine

2008

Tracy goes on a world tour with Madonna

2008

Tracy brings her Iso Kinetic band system to the studio

2008

Tracy launches Sweaty Betty in London

2008

Tracy invents the Cube apparatus

2009

Tracy covers FitnessRX magazine

2009

A treadmill workout for Molly Sims is created

January 2009

The first Tracy Anderson x goop workout video is shared with GP's readers

2009

Tracy invents The Super-G Floor

2009

The Tracy Anderson Tribeca studio opens in NYC

2010

The Metamorphosis DVD program is released

July 2011

The Tracy Anderson Water Mill studio opens in the Hamptons

October 2012

The Pregnancy Project DVD is released

2012

The Post Pregnancy 2 DVD is released

May 2012

Hello, Instagram! Tracy's first post

May 8, 2012

Tracy's 30-Day Method book is published

September 2013

The Perfect Design DVD Series is released

March 2013

The Tracy Anderson Brentwood studio opens in LA

May 2013

Tracy is a guest on E! Fashion Police with Joan Rivers

December 2013

Tracy and Gwyneth partner with AOL for The Restart Project series

September 2013

Tracy named Us Weekly's Most Stylish

October 2013

Tracy launches a men's workout program

2013

Tracy brings her trampoline workout to the public

January 2014

Tracy partners with Microsoft for Xbox 360

February 2014

The Unleash Your Inner Popstar DVD is released

October 2014

Tracy and Jennifer Lopez promote Lena Dunham's new book

February 2015

Tracy walks in the Red Dress Collection Show at New York Fashion Week

March 2015

Tracy Anderson classes pop up in Las Vegas!

May 2015

Tracy covers Health magazine for its May and Summer issues

December 2014

Tracy goes online! The TA Online Studio is born

May 2015

The Tracy Anderson East Hampton studio opens in the Hamptons

August 2015

Tracy makes a cameo in Nicole Richie's show, Candidly Nicole

September 2015

Tracy trains Miss Piggy in the premiere episode of The Muppets

October 2015

Tracy and BCRF launch Move to Cure

April 2016

Tracy partners with Target to launch CLEAR Bars

May 2016

Tracy Anderson is the premiere business featured on CNBC's Follow The Leader

January 2016

Tracy speaks at Oprah's OWN U

March 2016

Tracy Anderson studio pops up in Miami!

May 2016

Tracy and Jennifer Lopez team up for Ain't Your Mama Body Challenge

October 2016

Tracy Anderson studio pops up in Dallas!

December 2017

Tracy announces Total Teen, her first DVD program for teens

March 2017

The Tracy Anderson 59th Street studio opens in NYC

March 2017

The Tracy Anderson Method covers People Magazine's Half Their Size issue

June 2017

The Tracy Anderson Show debuts on SiriusXM

November 2017

Tracy partners with Alessandra Ambrosio for The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

January 2018

Tracy's Total Teen book is published

May 2018

The Tracy Anderson Madrid studio opens in Spain

September 2018

Tracy is named one of Inc. Magazine's top 100 female founders

March 2019

The work-in begins with The PER4MANCE Program

March 2019

The Tracy Anderson Studio City studio reopens

February 2019

Tracy takes reign as CEO

March 2019

Tracy becomes a GIPHY

July 2019

The Tracy Anderson x Barneys New York collection is released

June 2019

The first issue of TA Quarterly is printed

October 2019

Vitality Crystals land in the shop