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Glasto vs. Goop: the clash of the super-festivals

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26 June 2019

 

Glasto vs. Goop: the clash of the super-festivals

 

It’s the clash of the super-festivals this weekend, as Gwyneth Paltrow’s London gala goes head to head with Somerset’s biggest party. Phoebe Luckhurst sorts nu-wellness from old-school spirituality.

 

You wait for one zeitgeist gala event and two come along at once. For one weekend only it is the clash of the titans: this year’s Glastonbury — which returns to Worthy Farm after a fallow year — overlaps with the inaugural Goop Summit, held at the Re:Centre in Hammersmith.

Glasto kicks off today and runs until Monday, while Goop is taking London this weekend. This scheduling clash is probably all the two have in common. Glastonbury is a massive piss-up in a field with plentiful cheer and limited washing facilities; Goop is a lifestyle brand created by the superlunary Gwyneth Paltrow, a woman you quite literally could not make up. Its summit is a celebration of the late-stage capitalist phenomenon of ultra-wellness.

But both festivals inspire a potent tribalism that is, certainly, quite something to observe. They have their own unspoken rules, stereotypes and language — this is your bluffer’s guide.

 

Numbers Game

Pedigree Glastonbury bores — most of the attendees — will tell you, even as you plead with them not to, that tickets for the original festival cost a single pound, and included free milk from the dairy cows at Worthy Farm. This is a diver-sionary tactic: tickets today cost £248 (plus a fiver booking fee), which makes Glastonbury, however you square it, a fairly elite experience and not quite literally the last word in bacchanalia.

Nonetheless, when you’re surrounded by thousands of spangled people hurling themselves around Block 9 at 3am on the Saturday night it can (almost) feel like it. There’ll be about 200,000 present on site for the five-day bonanza, with more than 3,000 performances across 100 stages, which — including campsites — swallows up about 1,100 acres.Incidentally, you will feel every one of those acres in your quivering thighs as you stumble from Shangri-La to Pennard’s Hill at 6am, ears ringing, wellies rubbing, the bumbag you panic-bought garrotting your ribcage.

Goop, on the other hand, brandishes its elitism — the brand, which Paltrow founded in 2008, was valued last year at $250 million (almost £224 million). Consistent with this ethos — it once offered a 24-carat dildo for almost £12,000 — a Saturday Summit Pass, which gets you access to a day of talks plus free food and drink, some “swag” and a “surprise”, will cost £1,000.

 

Gwyneth Paltrow (Getty Images for goop)

 

No matter: most GP acolytes would argue that an audience with Paltrow is priceless. For those who prefer their elitism more elite, there is also the “Wellness Weekender” pass, which — for £4,500 — includes all of the above plus a two-night hotel stay at the Kimpton Fitzroy in Bloomsbury, a VIP workout with Paltrow and her PT Tracy Anderson (of which more later) and some goodies (a jade vagina egg? Could it be?). In the interests of fairness, it must be said there are also £30 panel discussion tickets (sold out) for the Sunday.

 

Headline Acts

Those same pedigree Glastonbury bores will point out that it’s not about the music: in fact, you buy your tickets long before the line-up is released. Fine: although it is also a music festival, so it must be, in some way, about the music. This year’s Pyramid Stage headliners include The Killers, Stormzy, Kylie and Janet Jackson — which, frankly, isn’t a vintage line-up, although like every year the best stuff will be found in the myriad fringe stages.

 

Stormzy (pictured), Kylie and Lizzo will be playing at Worthy Farm this year (AFP/Getty Images)

 

Queen Lizzo on West Holts on Saturday night guarantees camp disco and a flute solo; the Beats Hotel is the sort of place you’ll go for a languid pint of prosecco to get over your hangover and find yourself body-popping with wild-eyed strangers eight hours later, all misery forgotten.

Goop’s main headliner is Gwyneth herself: the ultimate ambassador for her own brand. Paltrow, who has more than six million followers on Instagram, will be in the Chat Room, hosting sessions called “The Morning Fireside”. She’ll be in conversation with figures including Twiggy (wellness credentials unclear, but aren’t everyone’s?), nutritional therapist Eve Kalinik and psycho-therapist Barry Michels. There’ll also be reiki and sound healing sessions, facial masterclasses with “skin genius” Anastasia Achilleos, and panels on “holistic healing”.

 

Meet Your Tribe

Festivals get a bad name mainly because everyone knows someone who has been forced to drive to Reading to collect a hysterical teenager who was doused by a bottle of urine about four hours after they arrived. Glasto is nothing like this. Provided you have a fairly high tolerance for moon-eyed hippies/Londoners in cycling shorts communicating via a WhatsApp group called GlastHUNbury, you will manage.

The Goop clan certainly looks very different: Lucas Hugh athleisure, New Balance trainers, a Yoga Design Lab mat under a hewn arm. Look closely and there is a sort of celestial aura around a Goop acolyte — this aura is money. A Goopster will be toting a BPA-free reusable water bottle — sustainability is probably the area where Goop and Glasto intersect the most — and have the sort of hair that swishes, even when they are stationary.

 

Talking Points

Unless The Killers really pull it out of the bag, the “I was there” moment at Glastonbury is likely to be the procession by Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace and Water Aid on the Thursday. It will go up towards the stone circle (stepping over those who went a little hard on the first night). When asked by NME whether the march will be this year’s “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn” moment, Emily Eavis, Glasto’s organiser said: “You could compare it — but it’s bigger.” Zing. There are also a few new venues: Glastonbury-on-Sea, designed to look like a Fifties British seaside resort, with arcade games and Mr Whippy ice creams, and The Parlay Parlour tent in the Park, which will host a selection of panel discussions on women’s issues — look out for (Saint) Emily talking about women in the music biz today and Labour MP Jess Phillips on Saturday. Meanwhile, the highlight of the Goop Summit will be the workout with GP and her pocket-rocket PT (and business partner) Tracy Anderson. She is Hollywood’s favourite masochist, responsible for shearing every ounce of body fat from Madonna, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham.

 

Gwyneth Paltrow speaks onstage at In goop Health Summit Los Angeles 2019 (Getty Images for goop)

 

GP, a Type-A superhuman with the thighs of a woman 20 years younger, is the ultimate Tracy Anderson master-piece: a living, breathing example of what you could never be, even if you did the workout every single day. Anderson sells a fantasy — but for 40 minutes you too could live in it.

 

Stash It In

Glastonbury isn’t about the stuff, though if you have the time or inclination you could leave with a copper bracelet wrought by your own hand or someone else’s bucket hat (jackpot!). At Goop there is a pop-up shop selling beauty products and books. On Goop’s website, a 50ml pot of Exfoliating Instant Facial will cost you £112.

 

 

 

 

Why Tracy Anderson Engages

By | Press

24 June 2019

 

WHY TRACY ANDERSON ENGAGES

 

I have already told you that I am at the top of the sport, but today I wanted to tell you about the method of Tracy Anderson, to which I declare myself completely hooked. I knew her training routines thanks to my neighbor Carol: @gogloow who, apart from seeing so worked body that she has (you can check the before and after in her Instagram account), spoke to me wonder of the exercises that this American dancer did. Last summer I went home one day to do the training with her and I found it quite fun, but at that time I did not join the program because I was doing other things. What I do remember was the stiffness of the next two days …

 

 

When I arrived in Mexico I started running and doing yoga, but both sports I have to do almost at dawn because as it is so hot here it is very difficult to leave at another time. I also tried it in the afternoon, but at that time the problem is mosquitoes …

So I remembered how well I spent in class with Carol and decided to register for the program (it is done through its website paying € 90 per month) taking advantage of the fourteen days of free trial they offer. During those two weeks I did not miss even one of the workouts. The exercises seemed fun, very original and they work very specific body parts. So I decided to keep trying. At the beginning I was several weeks with the beginners program and, until I could not make a full class with the ballasts, I did not go to the next level: intermediate. At this level I have been almost a month and I have not managed to do even one class with the ballasts in the ankles. But I am happy because I see that there is still a lot of room for improvement.

The classes begin with a training for arms, first without weights and then with them. Then work the legs and buttocks (although you also exercise the arms and abdomen) and, finally, do a mini-session of abs. The duration is one hour and I usually burn about 300 calories per class. In the sessions that Tracy gives live or that are given in their gyms around the world (In Spain it is in Calle Salesas in Madrid) the temperature is 35 degrees and the humidity level is 70%. This is the only condition that will not be fulfilled if you do it in streaming, but I assure you that you will sweat a lot. Also the good thing about doing it from your television is that you do not have to leave the house, so you always put the excuse of not having time to go to a gym for children or for other reasons,

I imagine you will be wishing to know if I have already noticed any change was my body … As for the weight I have not lowered an ounce, but I have noticed it in the cellulite of the legs, in the definition of the arms and something in the back . When I asked Carol that when it took her to change her body she told me that she really did not start to notice anything until she was three years old, so you have to be patient.

 

I Need To Talk About How Incredible Tracee Ellis Ross Looks In This Bikini Selfie

By | Press

23 June 2019

 

I Need To Talk About How Incredible Tracee Ellis Ross Looks In This Bikini Selfie

 

50th NAACP Image Awards - Red Carpet

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Tracee Ellis Ross may have just won summer 2019—and it’s only the first day. The Black-ish star just posted a bikini selfie, and she looks straight-up incredible.

In the photo, Tracee is lounging at the edge of a pool in a string bikini. Her arms, abs, legs—everything looks super toned. (This is probably a good time to remind you that Tracee is 46, btw.)

Tracee captioned the selfie: “SUMMER SUMMER SUMMERTIME ~ ready. happy first day of summer. Solo vacation vibes 📸 by me”

 

 

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SUMMER SUMMER SUMMERTIME ~ ready. happy first day of summer. ⠀ solo vacation vibes⠀ 📸 by me

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In case you want to pop over and give Tracee kudos for the shot, the most popular reaction is multiple “🔥” emojis—Christy Turlington, Jessica Simpson, and many more fans agree. Lala Anthony also commented, “Well damn 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️so good!”

So, how does she maintain her ripped physique? There’s plenty of evidence in Tracee’s Instagram that she sweats it out on the reg. She works out three to four days per week with her celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson. Tracee doesn’t let anything get in the way of a workout, not even when she’s jetlagged. As for her gym of choice, Tracee heads to Heart and Hustle, based on her countless Instas geo-tagged there.

Tracee also coordinates her sweat sessions with several other very fit, and famous, friends. Earlier this year, she hit the gym with Gabrielle Union and Mary J. Blige, who also happen to make their 40s look extremely fabulous. Naturally, they commemorated their gym sesh with a badass gym selfie.

Thanks Tracee, this summer is clearly already looking 🔥🔥🔥.

 

Tracee Ellis Ross Just Shared A Bikini Selfie On Instagram—And She Looks Downright Incredible

By | Press

23 June 2019

 

Tracee Ellis Ross Just Shared A Bikini Selfie On Instagram—And She Looks Downright Incredible

 

Oh, PS: She’s 46.

 

50th NAACP Image Awards - Red Carpet

PARAS GRIFFIN | GETTY IMAGES

 

Tracee Ellis Ross may have just won summer 2019—and it’s only the first day. The Black-ish star just posted a bikini selfie, and she looks straight-up incredible.

In the photo, Tracee is lounging at the edge of a pool in a string bikini. Her arms, abs, legs—everything looks super toned. (This is probably a good time to remind you that Tracee is 46, btw.)

Tracee captioned the selfie: “SUMMER SUMMER SUMMERTIME ~ ready. happy first day of summer. Solo vacation vibes 📸 by me”

 

 

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SUMMER SUMMER SUMMERTIME ~ ready. happy first day of summer. ⠀ solo vacation vibes⠀ 📸 by me

A post shared by Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) on

 

In case you want to pop over and give Tracee kudos for the shot, the most popular reaction is multiple “🔥” emojis—Christy Turlington, Jessica Simpson, and many more fans agree. Lala Anthony also commented, “Well damn 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️so good!”

So, how does she maintain her ripped physique? There’s plenty of evidence in Tracee’s Instagram that she sweats it out on the reg. She works out three to four days per week with her celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson. Tracee doesn’t let anything get in the way of a workout, not even when she’s jetlagged. As for her gym of choice, Tracee heads to Heart and Hustle, based on her countless Instas geo-tagged there.

Tracee also coordinates her sweat sessions with several other very fit, and famous, friends. Earlier this year, she hit the gym with Gabrielle Union and Mary J. Blige, who also happen to make their 40s look extremely fabulous. Naturally, they commemorated their gym sesh with a badass gym selfie.

Thanks Tracee, this summer is clearly already looking 🔥🔥🔥.

 

Tracy Anderson Put Sweat-Proof Beauty Products to the Test

By | Press

19 June 2019

 

Tracy Anderson Put Sweat-Proof Beauty Products to the Test

 

Fitness guru Tracy Anderson puts the season’s high-performance products to the test.

 

Tracy Anderson

 

The fitness pioneer and creator of the muscle-toning Tracy Anderson Method likes working out in makeup: “Many women don’t realize that so much of your calorie burn is attached to your adrenaline, which is attached to how you feel about yourself,” she says. “So if you look at your workout like a performance and put a little effort into getting ready, you’ll actually do better.” It was a no-brainer, then, to ask Anderson to test-drive these overachieving picks — including a saucy red lip stain — while she was breaking a sweat.

 

L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Waterproof Mascara

 

L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Waterproof Mascara

$10

“This brush is special; it made my lashes look very long and full.” The waterproof formula also delivered: “Usually I have what looks like war paint dripping down my face after a workout, so it was fun not to see that.”

 

Bite Beauty Outburst Longwear Lip Stain in Sangria Slush

 

Bite Beauty Outburst Longwear Lip Stain in Sangria Slush

 

$24

“I just dotted on this cream and blended it so it looked more like a stain and less like I’d ‘done’ my lips for a workout. I loved it. The finish gave me a natural flush that really stayed put.”

 

Dior Airflash Foundation

 

Dior Airflash Foundation

 

 

$62

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Cakey foundations “run down your face like chalk when you sweat. But the coverage from this spray is beautiful. You could apply a light mist and not even have to rub it in,” she says. “It lasted through severe heat and humidity and kept my face looking poreless. Incredible.”

 

OGX Active Beauty Green Tea Fitness Dry Shampoo Foam

 

OGX Active Beauty Green Tea Fitness Dry Shampoo Foam

$9

The degreasing foam gave Anderson’s strands a piecey texture without leaving a dull white residue. “It also gets rid of your flyaways,” she says.

 

Lancôme Prime It, Boost It

 

Lancôme Prime It, Boost It

$26

Though she doesn’t typically prep lids with a primer, Anderson liked the “pretty sheen” this one left behind. She tried it under a long-wear cream shadow, and the smoky look survived a sweatfest — which, she says, “is kind of epic.”

 

Maybelline New York Tattoo Liner Liquid Ink

 

Maybelline New York Tattoo Liner Liquid Ink

$10

“I’m bad with liquid eyeliner, but I found this one easy to use because the brush is so thin.” Before her morning routine, Anderson applied the liner right at the roots of her lashes. “It just made my eyes pop. Plus, it completely lasted through my class and was super-easy to take off.”

 

 

Tracee Ellis Ross Has a Mantra That Will Get You Through Your Next Workout

By | Press

12 June 2019

 

Tracee Ellis Ross Has a Mantra That Will Get You Through Your Next Workout

 

 

 

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MAKING SPACE ~ @tracyandersonmethod

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Is there anything that isn’t inspirational about Tracee Ellis Ross? When the Blackish star isn’t acting, directing, or fighting for the greater good, she’s getting fiercely proactive about self-care—mind and body.

In a new Instagram clip, Ross, who has become a beacon of workout inspiration over the past few years, not only offered her 6.7 million followers another peek into the calorie-torching routine she’s honed with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, but offered inspirational words about how she stays motivated.

“When it gets really hard, I just think to myself, ‘It’s not hard, just make space’,” she explains, beads of sweat dripping down her face following a rigorous series of bicep-toning arm moves and butt-sculpting leg lifts. “Make space—make space in your body—make space.”

 

Alluding to the time constraints many women face today between demanding careers and life responsibilities, Ross emphasizes that prioritizing your wellness is a non-negotiable part of the balancing act. With her rock-hard physique (“This butt .. is the butt I was promised. [At] least it’s the one I asked for,” joked singer SZA in the comments) and galvanizing “make space” mantra, Ross is as empowering as ever.

 

Tracy Anderson Method Introduces FundamenTAl Class At Hamptons Outposts

By | Press

12 June 2019

 

Tracy Anderson Method Introduces FundamenTAl Class At Hamptons Outposts

 

The class will be offered at both Hamptons studios (Water Mill and East Hampton)

 

 

Have you hit pause on your fitness routine, but are ready to get back into it? FundamenTAl, Tracy Anderson Method’s new intermediate level mat-based workout, which addresses everything from arms to abs, to legs, will have you ready for intense training sessions in no time.

“Designed for beginner and intermediate levels, this class is designed in a way to ensure that you aren’t skipping grades to get to AtTAin Definition, which is delivered based on my Master Class,” Tracy Anderson, fitness pioneer and Creator of the Tracy Anderson Method, explained. “The truth of your results lies in how well you perform the truth of the sequence.”

The 50-minute class is focused on establishing strength, as well as readying muscular structure for the more advanced Tracy Anderson Method AtTAin Definition class series.

“If you are not yet at the place where you can perform in Master Class (AtTAin Definition) well by the 3rd or 4th attempt in the week, then this FundamenTAl class is perfect for you,” Anderson noted. “Here, you will have the opportunity to master the important layers that make the weight transfers in my Master Class possible and effective.”

The class will be offered at both Hamptons studios (Water Mill and East Hampton).

“And don’t worry about losing results! You’ll find the same strategy from my strategic muscle exhaustion design in this class, as my mission is always about you owning real results,” Anderson added. “Remember – to own your best design you need to make sure you are mastering every level.”

FundamenTAl has quickly become beloved since its launch last year. In addition to being offered in the Hamptons, it is also available at the Tracy Anderson Method New York City, Los Angeles and Madrid, Spain sites, and in the TA Online Studio.

 

 

Q&A with Chopped and Iron Chef star Alex Guarnaschelli

By | Press

10 June 2019

 

Q&A with Chopped and Iron Chef star Alex Guarnaschelli

 

Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli to appear in 5 US cities for Wine & Food Experience.

 

Celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli. (Photo: Squire Fox)

 

Chef of 18 years at renowned New York eatery Butter Midtown and Star of Food Network’s ‘Chopped,’ Alex Guarnaschelli shares her day in and out of the kitchen. She joins the USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience tour in 5 cities in 2019.

 

What is your morning routine?

I am usually up at around 5:45 a.m. and immediately need coffee! While the coffee brews, I throw on a quick under eye mask to help freshen my eyes.  My daughter Ava gets up and needs breakfast and I give some words of encouragement as she goes off to school.  I often go to the gym, Tracy Anderson or a cycling class. After that, anything goes.

What inspired you to be a chef?

My inspiration for becoming a chef are my parents. I always loved to eat but I also loved watching my parents cook. My father enjoyed cooking Chinese food while my mother took a liking to French cuisine. The fun, creative energy my parents had together in the kitchen led me to start my culinary career.

Who’s your mentor?

Guy Savoy. He’s the best.  He always believes in me no matter what.

Describe your formal training.

I worked for Larry Forgione at his restaurant “An American Place”  in New York City for a couple of years. I then went to culinary school in Burgundy and then worked for almost 7 years for Guy Savoy at his eponymous 3-star Michelin Parisian restaurant. I then returned to New York and work for Daniel Boulud at Restaurant Daniel for two years and then for Joachim Splichal at Patina in Los Angeles. I have been the chef at Butter for 18 years.

What do you get out of participating in the USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience?

I love the idea of being in various parts of the country and getting to meet fellow food lovers. Cooking and sharing experiences from the professional kitchen is always fun for me. People learn from me and I learn from them. It’s nice to feel connected.

What do you like to cook at home?

My daughter and I cook dinner together quite often. We usually will make pork chops and a side. She and I also enjoy getting up early on the weekends to make a killer breakfast! Pancakes, eggs, bacon… the whole nine yards.

What’s your favorite dish to eat?

Doughnuts, all day every day.

What’s your favorite holiday dish?

A sugar Cranberry pie at Thanksgiving. I also love making egg nog from scratch at Christmas.

What was your best day ever in the kitchen?

The first time I successfully cooked a piece of fish that I had butchered myself at Restaurant Guy Savoy. Sounds like a small thing but, for me, it wasn’t.

Who is the coolest person you’ve cooked for?

Prince is definitely at the top of the list. I cooked for him many times.  Nothing compares to that.

What’s your favorite food trend happening right now?

Plant based substitutes for meat.  Quality ingredients.  Fast casual food.

Tell us something you would like your followers to know about you.

I have a deep love of old, classic cars. Muscle cars in particular. Barrett Jackson auctions make my heart rate increase.

How do you end your day?

I make dinner and help my daughter, Ava with homework. She’s getting smarter than I am so that won’t last much longer…

What’s the weirdest food combination that you enjoy?

After ten years of weird food combinations on Chopped, nothing! My favorite combination is buttered sourdough toast with a sprinkle of salt!

What new plans or projects do you have in store?

I was in LA a few weeks ago filming for my new show on Food Network airing in August! I am super excited about it.

What achievement are you most proud of?

My daughter.  End of story.

What advice would you give to aspiring chefs?

I advise aspiring chefs to never lose their sense of curiously  and never stop practicing the craft.

What advice would you give to cooks at home?

Cook what you like and enjoy it.  It’s your time and money.

 

 

5 Expert Tips For Feeling Your Best Self This Summer

By | Press

10 June 2019

 

5 Expert Tips For Feeling Your Best Self This Summer

 

 

 

 

We’re big proponents of the self-check-in every once in a while. After all, you need to be happy first, before making others happy. And whether it’s a mental or physical check-in (or both), sometimes you just need to hit the reset button.

So we asked health guru Tracy Anderson about her best tips for staying positive and feeling amazing in your own skin. She’s the celeb trainer to stars like Nicole Richie, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez, Alessandra Ambrosio, and her BFF Gwyneth Paltrow after all, but her self-love philosophies don’t end in the gym.

 

 

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According to Anderson, “A change in seasons is also an opportunity for people to check in with themselves and their health after the winter, but one’s mindset should never be focused on one temporary goal,” she explains. So instead of quick fixes, Anderson suggests implementing consistent changes that will make you feel better overall. From eating different foods for increased energy, to simply moving your body for thirty minutes a day, a strategic plan is key for self-improvement.

All in, Trace! Head her advice below…

 

1. Move your body 5 to 7 times a week in a focused way

 

We hate to break it to you, but if you’re trying to really make strides when it comes to workout goals, you’re going to have to sweat for it. Anderson considers bike rides, paddle boarding and hiking daily activities, but not exercise. “A workout should be a focused, intense, 30 to 60 minutes where you are achieving, connecting and burning calories,” she says. Check out the 6 Best Workout Moves For Maximum Results With Minimal Effort or head over and try one of Tracy Anderson‘s free fitness trials.

 

 

2. Eat more lean proteins and vegetables, while cutting back on carbs and sugar

 

Even though Anderson is seemingly superhuman, she’s not completely void of cravings. But when she reaches for a snack, she makes sure it’s a healthy one like an organic GoMacro Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar, or Matt’s Munchies organic fruit snacks. “When you’re managing your weight the worst thing to do is grab gummy bears, chips, etc. when hanger strikes, but it’s also normal to crave sugar when you’re pushing yourself throughout the day, so you’re better off having a little piece of chocolate,” she explains. Another non-negotiable is water. Drinks lots of it (and often) to ward off the the urge to over-snack. As for Anderson’s other fridge favorites, she says she always has “organic eggs, high-quality low pasteurized cheese with no animal rennet, sour dough bread, broccoli, salsa, arugula, Earth Balance Butter, and Farmhouse Culture Dill Pickle Kraut Chips on hand, along with rosé and champagne,” duh.

 

3. Supplement your lifestyle

 

supplements

 

“Looking good should also be about feeling good and mental and physical health go hand in hand, says Anderson. “Learning to find inner mental and emotional balance, while also caring for the body through movement, healthy food, rest and recovery—and quality supplementation are all very important.” Anderson relies on MitoQ 5MGbecause it works at the cellular level to neutralize free radicals AKA the waste that the body produces. “MitoQ is a special form of CoQ10 – an antioxidant the body makes naturally makes – and it can act directly inside the mitochondria,” she says. “So it essentially supports the body from the inside out, to ensure cells are getting the energy they need to support the many actions the body performs every single day.”

 

4. Working out can be done anywhere, even on the go

 

“I love where we are with technology because it takes the guesswork out of working out,” she says. Fitness apps, DVDs, streaming services and live on-demand classes are everywhere these days and if you can even get a 2-week free trial to the TA Online Studio to work out with Anderson 1:1. (Well, sorta.) Another thing she relies on when traveling is always having a killer playlist on hand! Anyone can be motivated to work out with good music and her top jams are the moment are: “I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheehan and Justin Bieber, “Lo/Hi” by The Black Keys, “(Hey Why) Miss You Sometime” by Pink, “Saw Lightning” by Beck, and “Rescue Me” by One Republic.

 

5. Surround yourself with positive energy

 

“Have people around you that love you for you and remind you that you are freaking awesome when the rest of the world doesn’t see it.”

 

The Ultimate Wellness Weekend Is Coming

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6 June 2019

 

The Ultimate Wellness 
Weekend Is Coming

 

We have always loved London—and not just because it was the birthplace of goop. Over the years, it’s been fun watching the wellness industry in London go from basically nonexistent to booming. Today, not only can you get one of the best facials in the world with Anastasia Achilleos; you can also get a fascia workout at Selfridges courtesy of FaceGym. And that’s just the stuff above the neck.

When we set out to plan our first wellness summit in London, we knew right off the bat that we couldn’t possibly squeeze it all into a single day. So we got busy planning the urban wellness retreat we’ve always wanted to go to ourselves—one that covered all the essentials but left room for so much more. There are still a handful of spots left, and we’d love to have you along for the ride.

 

IN GOOP HEALTH: 
WELLNESS WEEKENDER EDITION

 

Elise Loehnen In goop Health London

 

Friday, June 28

 

You’ll settle into your room at the Kimpton Fitzroy London in Bloomsbury, one of our favorite parts of the city. We’ll have a few surprises waiting for you in your room, but one thing we can reveal: The point of day one is to do nothing but relax. You won’t have to travel far for evening cocktails, which will be hosted by cookbook author (and spiralizing queen) Jasmine Hemsley and our chief content officer, Elise. That evening, you’ll have a chance to meet the other wellness weekenders, talk to some of the experts who will be teaching classes and workshops throughout the weekend, and of course, retox before you detox.

 

 

Gwyneth Paltrow In goop Health London

 

Saturday, June 29

 

We’ll kick off the day of the summit early with a meditation led by Vanessa Kandiyoti. She’s one of the best teachers we know for finding a deep, connected state in the present that lingers long past the session.

Afterward, we’ll head to Re:Centre, a wellness sanctuary in Hammersmith right on the banks of the Thames. This is a full day of talks hosted by GP and Elise, plus classes and workshops (you’ll have a chance to personalize your schedule in advance). In the Chat Room, we’ll talk with leading doctors and practitioners about different paths to healing. We’ll have a conversation with journalist Johann Hari on the subject of connection. And we’ll ask psychotherapist Barry Michels about the tools that have the power to transform us. In the Beauty Studio, you can choose a legend to take a master class with: Anastasia or Barbara Sturm. Yoga instructor Melody Hekmat will lead a dynamic vinyasa flow if you want to get a workout in at the Body Studio (and Tracy Anderson will teach classes, too). Jasmin Harsono will take groups through a fully immersive energy session with Reiki breathing techniques and sacred energy healing. Stuart Sandeman will help us harness the power of our breath.

Outside of the classes and in between the conversations happening in the Chat Room, we’ll have plenty to eat from two of our favorite plant-based restaurants in London, Farmacy Kitchen and Farm Girl. And you can get a face workout with FaceGym or try a light-therapy facial with MZ Skin.

We’ll close the day with a social hour and then take you to a private dinner with the crew.

 

 

Tracy Anderson In goop Health Wellness Weekender

 

Sunday, June 30

 

Sunday will focus on two people we love so much that we wanted to bring them to London with us: Tracy Anderson and Barry Michels. We’ll start that day with a sweat in a private session with Tracy. (GP—not one for skipping Tracy Anderson workouts—will be taking that class, too.) Then you’ll have a chance to take a signature workshop with Barry. He’ll teach you how to dissolve negativity and, maybe more importantly, how to replace it with an ongoing sense that there’s something greater than yourself on your side—something that wants you to succeed. It’s the perfect way to wrap up a truly inspired weekend.

So: We’ll see you there?