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The Tracy Anderson Guide to Madrid

By | Press

30 November 2018

Trainer to Hollywood’s hottest bodies, Gwyneth Paltrow and J. Lo among them, shares her travel tips for Madrid, where she recently opened a Tracy Anderson studio.

There are few trainers who are responsible for more of Hollywood’s hottest bodies than Tracy Anderson — Gwyneth Paltrow, J. Lo, Nicole Ritchie and the list goes on. But when she isn’t working on celebrity abs with her signature mix of sculpt and cardio dance, the fitness entrepreneur is overseeing a growing empire that includes seven standalone studios – the latest of which recently opened in the Salesas neighborhood of Madrid. Although she has always had a presence in London, this is the first full Tracy studio outside of the United States.

“When my friend, Magally Padron de Capriles and her family presented the opportunity to be a part of their innovative and groundbreaking project at LAMARCA, I knew right away that this was where I wanted my next studio to be,” says the fitness guru, “I have had a strong audience in Spain for many years.”

Whether you are heading to the Madrid Film Festival, or taking a break to soak up some Spanish culture in this cosmopolitan capitol, here are a few of Anderson’s must-try spots to hit (in-between workouts).

WHERE TO STAY:

Located just a few minutes walk from her studio, the Urso Hotel & Spa is a former palace that has been converted into a chic city escape where contemporary furnishings blend seamlessly with neo-classical details. “It is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a trendy hotel close to my new studio,” says Anderson, who comes to the studio to both train instructors and teach classes. In addition to 78 plush and serene rooms, the hotel boasts a subterranean spa with a hydro massage pool and hammam that are perfect for soothing sore muscles after a workout. If this hotspot is all booked, opt for the nearby Only YOU Boutique Hotel or Urso’s sister property the equally as in-demand Totem Hotel, located in the Salamanca area.

WHERE TO EAT: 

The Roots healthy deli concept is also part of the LAMARCA building, and according to Anderson, “they really know how to take care of you! You’ll find delicious, healthy food with locally sourced ingredients, and they steer away from chemicals and added sugars.” From açaí bowls to gluten free muffins, this is the perfect place to fuel up pre or post-class, as well as a welcoming corner spot for grabbing coffee or any of their in house beverages to-go. For lunch they have a large selection of build-your-own bowls with mix-ins like black rice with lime, organic chicken and crispy garbanzos.

“This tiny restaurant in Salesas is like eating at your grandma’s, only it’s healthy,” she says of charming and cozy veggie-forward café Olivia te Cuida. Choose from their list of daily specials like aubergines with tahini and pomegranate or a pulled beef stew with orange gremolata. With a nice selection of healthy offerings that change daily, it’s a place you could come more than once. Try one of their homemade loaf cakes for a dessert splurge.

For top notch seafood (mariscos) and raw bar options, head to Cannibal, where the focus is on creative interpretations of ceviches, crudos and tartares. There is also a cooked menu for those who prefer their fish a bit less raw, as well as non-seafood options featuring Galician beef. Reserve in advance or grab a first-come-first-serve seat at the marble and black lacquered bar. This is one of Anderson’s go-to spots – “if I’m looking for a great ambience, service and amazing seafood with friends.”

From Michelin-starred chef Dani Garcia comes Bibo, a Madrid offshoot of his popular Marbella-based restaurant. Located in the chic neighborhood of Salamanca, the vast menu offers nearly 80 different dishes meant to take you on a trip around the world without ever leaving the comfort of this elegant and glowing space – the design incorporates over 7,000 lightbulbs. His inventive approach to regional classics are reflected in the Spanish omelette made with okinomiyaki mushrooms as well as the creamy ham croquettes with tomato powder. “The salt fish is one of my favorite dishes, as well as the guacamole and the ceviche.” She also says not to miss out on the dessert menu “a true experience, they make the ice cream right in front of you!”

WHERE TO SWEAT AND SHOP:

When it comes to working out after a night of tapas, the place to be is, of course, is her namesake Tracy Anderson Studio. Located in the LAMARCA building, the studio space contains all of Anderson’s patented innovations including the Iso-Kinetic Band System and the Super G Floor. The 185 square meter space (about 2,000 square feet) offers the full range of Tracy Anderson Method classes and private training to both members and non-members, as well as a locker room. It also has a curated selection of her favorite apparel and accessories.

Completing the LAMARCA experience is The Lab, a curated concept store that carries both athleisure and ready-to-wear brands that are hard to come by in Madrid. For transitioning from working out to walking around, there’s LNDR, a favorite of the Hadid sisters and Kendall Jenner, as well as Laain Sport. Other names on offer in this bright and airy shop include Re/done, Jason Wu and Golden Goose. Books from Taschen and products from Rudolf Care, an açaí-based beauty company complete this one-stop-shopping spot.

 

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Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Her Surprising Beauty Secrets, From Supplements — to Sex!

By | Press

30 November 2018

Gwyneth Paltrow is spilling her strategy for feeling beautiful on the inside and out – telling PEOPLE exclusively that her holistic approach spans from diet to intercourse.

“I really believe in sweating. Get the blood going, hydrate, sleep, eat food that’s full of rich nutrients, be around people that you love and make you laugh, have sex! It’s a whole thing,” says the 46-year old style icon.

The newlywed, mother of two and GOOP creator admits it’s difficult to carve out me-time every week – but she never compromises on exercise and nutrition.

“I have a teen [Apple, 14] and a preteen [Moses, 12], and I’m running a company, so it’s hard, but I won’t sacrifice moving my body. I process through emotional stuff by doing that.”

She adds, “After I drop off the kids, I exercise. I’ll go for a hike, I’ll take a yoga class, I’ll go to Tracy Anderson. That’s really critical for me.”

Another daily essential – supplements.

Paltrow, who launched GOOP vitamin packs in 2017 and a drinkable antioxidant powder – GoopGlow – earlier this year, is expanding her wellness offerings with GoopGenes, a ingestible collagen.

According to Dr. Susan Beck, SVP of science & research at GOOP, collagen is often described as “the body’s scaffolding.” She explains, “It’s a type of protein that provides cushioning to different areas of the body, such as the skin. Collagen in the skin declines with age and environmental factors such as UV radiation and pollution, but there have been there have been studies in the last few years that show consuming collagen in the form of a dietary supplement has a positive effect on skin.”

GOOP claims the vanilla-flavored powder, made with marine collagen (specifically wild-caught pollock), will help improve the appearance of your skin when consumed daily.

Paltrow, who puts a packet in her smoothie every morning, says the flavor was created as a result of her love of vanilla icing. “I have a bit of a weakness for [it], so when I tasted this, I was like, ‘Oh, this is good!’ Then I was like, ‘Is this so yummy that it’s not GOOP-y? Too much birthday cake? And then I was like, awh, f—k it – it tastes really good.”

The star, who recently revealed that she’s in perimenopause, says this daily routine is her secret to bouncing back from environmental factors.

“When I fly, when I’m sick, if I’m dehydrated, if I have had too much alcohol the night before, I can really see it on my face in a way that I didn’t 20 years ago,” she says, continuing, “I really believe that lifestyle elements affect your energy and well-being, so I was really interested in creating a regimen that’s internal and external.”

And in 2019, Paltrow plans to add even more skin care that addresses ageing skin.

“ I need the [upcoming] moisturizing, wrinkle cream! But we’re also working on products for oily skin. We want all women to find something in GOOP that really works for them and is the best thing on the market.”

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How fitness guru Tracy Anderson does Thanksgiving

By | Press

22 November 2018

Even celebrity trainers enjoy Thanksgiving.

“The world needs gratitude more than ever so having this life-giving food ceremony is a beautiful, healthy thing,” Tracy Anderson told Page Six on Tuesday. “When you’re going to eat all of the turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes, and in your brain, you’re also saying ‘I can’t believe I’m going to eat all of this, I’m going to gain so much weight,’ you’re like double digesting heaviness,” she said.

The fitness guru encourages indulging on the holiday but insists exercising — regardless of how long — is a must.

“Of course I enjoy Thanksgiving,” she said. “But I’m going into it fully prepared and I’m going to make sure that I manage my time to be with my kids, and participate but I’m going to work out in the morning.”

Anderson, who told us she’ll be training Gwyneth Paltrow on Turkey Day, said that making time for a sweat session is will make the food fest even more enjoyable.

“Know that you’re not going to go into the holidays with the mentality of ‘I have an excuse to not do my workout because its the holidays,’” she explained. “What you do is you say, ‘I’m going to eat all this food and bond with my family and be grateful that I get to have this bountiful feast and I’m going to move my body.’”

After her workout with Goop on Thursday, Anderson, 43, assured us she’ll be treating herself to some seasonal favorites come dinner time while celebrating at a friend’s house in the Hamptons.

“I love mashed potatoes and gravy,” the mom-of-two said, mentioning that she has another unique favorite when it comes to dessert.

“It’s bizarre,” she said explaining a pal got her hooked on a “pecan-less pecan pie” which she described as “literally the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life.”

“If you can imagine all the sugary goo in between the pecans and remove the pecans it is literally a warm brown sugar heaven and I learned how to make it years ago,” she gushed.

As for recovering from a massive meal, “I’m 100 percent getting my workout in,” she said, adding that the holiday is “not a thing where you take a week off.”

And if you’re looking for leftovers on Friday, the trainer — who confessed she used to make a turkey sandwich on Pepperidge Farm bread with both butter and mayonnaise — says to stick to the turkey and vegetable sides. Nowadays, she likes to exchange bread for lettuce wraps or make some soup out of the leftover turkey. But easing out of Thanksgiving mode in the form of just one carb or a small slice of pumpkin pie is okay.

“It’s like giving your child gifts for his birthday party and then saying ‘all the gifts are going away!’” she joked. “You don’t want to treat yourself like that, you never want to erase something that you’re supposed to be enjoying.”

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Tracee Ellis Ross Is Showing Off Her Abs In A Post-Thanksgiving Bikini Photo On Instagram

By | Press

26 November 2018

Tracee Ellis Ross has a resume that stacks up: accomplished actress, model, comedian, TV host, and more. And her latest Instagram post adds something else to the list—owner of some seriously sculpted abs.

Um, yeah, you’re about to totally envy the 46-year-old’s killer bod (and her lol-worthy caption).

Tracee posted a photo on Instagram this weekend wearing a black and white bikini, with the caption: “STILL DEFROSTING FROM THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING PARADE.” And, damn, she looks good.

ICYMI Tracee is referring to her appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade this past weekend (with superstar mom Diana Ross).

But, let’s be honest, what you want to know is this: How does the black-ish star get that bod? Apparently, she doesn’t mess around: Tracee works out three to four days a week, according to People. And her go-to moves come from celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson. (P.S. Anderson trains J.Lo, too.)

“New program,” Tracee captioned a too-funny Instagram video of her doing a Tracy Anderson Method move and fake crying. “My body is like, what the f— is going on?”

And Tracee is all of us as she goofily grins and dances through another Anderson fitness routine.

Based on her fitness posts on Instagram, it looks like she also works hard AF at a gym in Los Angeles called Heart and Hustle, where she cranks out classic strength moves like squats and biceps curls.

No doubt Tracee’s humor paired with hard work is paying off. In addition to her badass post-Turkey Day photo, she also shared a video during a trip to Italy for her birthday in October. In it, she’s wearing blue and orange bikini, and she looks a-mazing.

Of course, Tracee also sticks to a healthy diet to maintain her shape. She told Peopleshe drinks several liters of water a day and enjoys simple, whole foods, like seasonal produce from the farmers market. She also eats an early dinner (between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.) and allows herself a once-a-week indulgence at one of her favorite restaurants where she enjoys a glass of wine.

But, at the end of the day, staying healthy is a form of self-care for Tracee. “Exercise helps make my body strong enough to do what I set my heart and mind to, I carry myself differently when I feel strong,” she captioned a photo for International Self Care Day.

“I’ve always worked out and been active, and it’s one of the ways I care for myself…self-care is one of the active ways that I love myself.”

THE Wellness Junkie’s GIFT GUIDE

By | Press

Ketel Bell

15 November 2018

  • Box of Goopgenes
    goop Wellness
    GOOPGENES MARINE 
    COLLAGEN SUPERPOWDER

    goop, $95

    Tastes like frosting.

  • Ceramic water filter
    Walter Filter
    CERAMIC WATER FILTER
    goop, $450

    Sustainably chic.

  • sakara ten day reset
    Sakara
    SAKARA 10-DAY RESET
    Sakara, $195

    Detox in a box—just add a stocked fridge.

  • Dosist Product
    Dosist
    HOLIDAY GET TOGETHER
    Dosist

    Buzzes when you’ve inhaled a full dose.

  • Model Doing Exercise
    Mirror
    MIRROR
    Mirror, $1,495

    Just mount and stream—or tune in live and get real-time 
    feedback from your instructor.

  • Bowl of Greens
    Dana James
    FOOD COACHING ONE-TO-ONE
    Dana James, price upon request

    For mind and body.

  • Gray Socks
    Sasawashi
    SASAWASHI SNEAKER 
    SOCKS (UNISEX)

    goop, $24

    The nose knows.

  • Charcoal Electric Toothbrush
    Boka
    CHARCOAL ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH
    Boka, from $70

    Good vibes.

  • G. Sport Crop Top
    G. Sport
    CUTOUT CROP TOP
    goop, $85

    Cream of the crop.

  • G.Sport Leggings
    G. Sport
    SEAMED CROP LEGGING
    goop, $90

    These help keep 
    alignment in check.

  • Ketel Bell
    Tracy Anderson Method
    TRACY ANDERSON WORKOUT TRIO
    goop, $55

    Welcome to the #TAmily.

  • Charcoal Stick
    Morihata
    KISHU BINCHOTAN 
    CHARCOAL (1/4 LB)

    goop, $16

    Nature’s water filter.

  • Three beauty Shots
    The Beauty Chef
    BEAUTY BOOST KIT
    goop, $45

    A different kind of booster shot.

  • Crystal Straw
    Glacce
    ROSE QUARTZ 
    CRYSTAL STRAW

    goop, $68

    An everyday essential.

  • Black Yoga Mat Bag
    MZ Wallace
    YOGA MATT BAG
    goop, $125

    The exterior pocket is clutch.

  • Landscape of Thailand
    CHIVA-SOM WELLNESS SPA IN THAILAND
    Chiva-Som, prices vary

    A little bit of everything.

  • G.Tox Travel Kit
    goop Body
    G.TOX TRAVEL KIT
    goop, $40

    Puts hotel toiletries to shame.

  • Dessert Plates
    Bodha
    CASHMERE AROMATHERAPY EYE PILLOW
    goop, $58

    Face plant.

  • Everyday Oil
    Everyday Oil
    EVERYDAY OIL 
    MAINSTAY BLEND

    goop, $48

    Face, body, hair, and 
    more—it does it all.

  • Juicer
    Kuvings
    WHOLE SLOW JUICER 
    ELITE C7000S

    goop, $500

    Celery juice for all.

  • Marble Dumbbell
    Addition Studio
    MARBLE DUMBBELL
    goop, $100

    How do you think 
    David got so cut?

  • White Indoor Garden Kit
    Veritable
    CLASSIC VERITABLE GARDEN
    goop, $200

    What has two green thumbs and 
    no outdoor space? This guy.

  • Vitruvi Stone Diffuser
    Vitruvi x goop
    GOOP EXCLUSIVE 
    STONE DIFFUSER

    goop, $119

    A jolt of essential-oil-scented 
    humidity that’s in a word: beautiful.

  • white essential oil bottles
    Vitruvi x goop
    THE GOOP BUNDLE
    goop, $100

    The essentials.

  • G. Sport Puff Tee
    G. Sport
    BRUSHED LONG-SLEEVE PUFF TEE
    goop, $85

    Add a puffer for outdoor runs.

  • Ritual Candle
    3rd Ritual
    BEL RITUAL CANDLE
    goop, $175

    Strategically placed pins 
    track your meditation 
    session without requiring 
    you to open your eyes.

  • Weighted Wrist Bangles
    Bala Bangles
    WEIGHTED WRIST BANGLES
    goop, $49

    One pound can make a world of difference.

  • Hormone Reset Diet Book Cover
    Harper Collins
    THE HORMONE RESET DIET
    goop, $18

    The reset button.

  • Equinox Sign
    Equinox
    DESTINATION EXECUTIVE ACCESS
    Equinox, price upon request

    No excuses.

  • Match Bin, Bowl, and whisk
    Morihata
    CEREMONIAL MATCHA STARTER SET
    goop, $128

    Tea lovers, meet your matcha.

  • Dry Brush
    goop Body
    G.TOX ULTIMATE 
    DRY BRUSH

    goop, $20

    Use it right before your 
    morning shower.

  • Detox Body Oil
    The Organic Pharmacy
    DETOX BODY OIL
    goop, $68

    Add juniper,
    grapefruit, and 
    rosemary essential oils to your routine.

  • Incense Assortment
    Incausa
    BREU RESIN INCENSE PARCEL ASSORTMENT
    goop, $88

    Total burn time: thirty hours.

  • sedona pillow
    goop x CB2
    SEDONA SMALL ZAFU PILLOW
    goop, $49

    Sit still.

  • Weekly List Pad
    Wilde House Paper
    WEEKLY LIST PAD
    goop, $20

    Keep your New Year’s 
    resolutions in check.

  • Rowing Machine
    Water Rower
    NATURAL ROWING MACHINE
    Water Rower, $1,095

    Everything but the oars.

  • Goop Scented Candle
    Enchanted Crystal
    MONTHLY CRYSTAL SUBSCRIPTION
    Enchanted Crystal, from $16 per month

    “I have too many crystals,” 
    said no one ever.

  • G. Sport Puff-sleeve tee pink
    G. Sport
    PUFF-SLEEVE TEE
    goop, $75

    Puff puff sweat.

  • White Sneaker
    Reebok
    CLASSIC LEATHER SNEAKER
    goop, $85

    As chic as they are high-performance.

  • Black Jump Rope
    Tangram Factory
    SMART ROPE PURE
    goop, $64

    Counts your jumps in real time.

  • Woman receiving spa treatment
    PANCHAKARMA AT SURYA SPA
    Surya Spa, from $640

    Go for the Panchakarma; stay for the spa bread.

  • Stationary Set
    Thunder Wing
    GOOD VIBES STATIONERY SET
    Thunder Wing, $68

    Send a message of alignment, path, 
    phenomenon, strength, temperance, 
    vitality, or wisdom.

  • Water Bottle
    Hidrate Inc.
    HIDRATE SPARK 2.0
    goop, $45

    The blinking light helps you 
    meet your daily hydration goal.

  • Clean Book Cover
    Harper Collins
    CLEAN
    goop, $16.99

    An OG go-to.

  • Bathtub Caddy
    Peg and Awl
    OAK BATHTUB CADDY
    goop, $130

    Bathing beauty.

  • Recovery Bath Soak
    goop Body
    PHYS. ED. RECOVERY BATH SOAK
    goop, $35

    Our favorite extracurricular activity.

  • Cottages in San Benito Farm
    STRESS-MANAGEMENT RETREAT AT THE FARM AT SAN BENITO
    The Farm at San Benito, from $382 per night

    Serious R&R.

  • Eco Travel Yoga Mat
    Kriya Veda
    ECO TRAVEL YOGA MAT
    goop, $58

    Yoga to go.

  • Rose Quartz Facial Roller
    goop
    ROSE QUARTZ SOOTHING 
    FACE-MASSAGE ROLLER

    goop, $45

    Tension release for your face.

  • Cube Natural Air Purifier
    Harper Collins
    WHOLE DETOX
    goop, $28

    A holistic approach.

  • acupuncture
    Acu Intuit
    INTUITIVE ACUPUNCTURE
    Acu Intuit, $250

    The acupuncture opens you up so 
    the intuitive can dive in. And to 
    finish: a face massage.

  • Woman Exercising with Roller mat
    Lauren Roxburgh
    10 WEEK TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM
    Lauren Roxburgh, $249

    Roll with the body whisperer herself.

  • Green yoga mat holder
    goop x Graf Lantz
    GOOP EXCLUSIVE 
    YOGA MAT CARRIER, PERSONALIZED

    goop, $130

    Strapping.

  • green track jacket
    G. Sport
    TRACK JACKET
    goop, $295

    Not just for workouts.

  • Gray sleep tracker
    Sleepscore Labs
    SLEEPSCORE MAX
    goop, $150

    A high-tech sensor to track how 
    well—and how much—you sleep.

  • Screen Protector
    Eye Just
    BLUE LIGHT BLOCKING 
    SCREEN PROTECTOR

    goop, $25

    Screen time savior.

  • Woman Exercising
    Tracy Anderson Method
    TA ONLINE STUDIO
    Tracy Anderson Method, $90 per month

    The Tracy Anderson studio 
    experience—minus the studio.

  • Beldi Soap
    Kahina Giving Beauty
    MOROCCAN ROSE 
    BELDI SOAP

    goop, $46

    The hammam in the 
    comfort of your home.

  • Black Shower Mitt
    Kahina Giving Beauty
    KESSA MITT
    goop, $14

    Beldi soap’s best friend.

  • Super Woman Rx Book Cover
    MacMillan
    SUPER WOMAN RX
    goop, $26.99

    Dr. Taz to the rescue.

  • Person Receiving Acupuncture
    ACUPUNCTURE WITH PAUL KEMPISTY
    price upon request

    A session with GP’s acupuncturist—and the 
    man behind our bath salts.

  • glass wine decanter
    Ullo
    ÜLLO + DECANTER
    goop, $150

    Filters out sulfates and 
    sediments and aerates, too.

  • Meal Prepping a Salad
    Out of the Box Collective
    PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES
    Out of the Box Collective, from $236 for 3 meals

    They even tidy up the kitchen after they 
    finish prepping five days’ worth of dinners.

  • food therapist book cover
    Hachette
    THE FOOD THERAPIST
    goop, $27

    The food therapist 
    will see you now.

  • bowl of clear soup
    Nomz
    ASIAN SOUP DELIVERY
    Nomz, from $10

    Frozen soups that are good for you and taste incredible.

  • austrian landscape
    VIVA MAYR MEDICAL DETOX CENTER, AUSTRIA
    Viva Mayr, prices vary

    Not for the faint of heart. But if you’re in the neighborhood…

The luxury New York gyms where Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss go to work out

By | Press

 

15 November 2018

To meet the demands of its toned A-list residents, New York boasts a wide range of gyms and workout spaces with luxury facilities that would rival a 5 star hotel.

For fitness fanatics who want to guarantee their next boutique workout class is Victoria’s Secret Angel approved, there’s an endless range of inventive classes on offer, from ice cold workouts at Brrrn to sweaty, candlelit hip-hop yoga at Y7.

Depending on your level of energy (let’s face it, we all have days when we’d rather lie down on a yoga mat) you can try out specialised reformer pilates, trampoline bouncing at FitHouse or dance at Sculpt Studios. As you might expect, New York’s luxury workout spaces are pretty beautiful places to hang out in too, with high ceilings, skyline views of New York city, juice bars and state-of-the-art ‘recovery areas’ too.

Unlike restaurants and nightclubs, New York’s most exclusive fitness studios don’t have VIP entrances, so you’ll probably end up bumping into a VS Angel or New York socialite after a spin class – hair up, baseball cap on, gaze firmly planted at the floor.
Scroll through to see the best places to get your sweat on in the city, ranging from modelFIT’s dance cardio classes to Rumble Boxing, which was famously frequented by both Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez (although it’s doubtful both attend at the same time these days). Just make sure you obey international gym etiquette rules by not talking to anyone when they’re in the zone.

Brrrn

A new type of low temperature workout ranging from 45-60 degree Fahrenheit with celebrity clients Hannah Bronfman, Ryan Seacrest, and Eva Chen. The studio is kept at low temperatures coupled with low light to ensure the best workout. Afterwards clients can make their way to their communal infrared sauna to warm up.

ModelFIT

The studio on Bowery offers sculpting and dance cardio classes with celebrity clients Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss. The facilities include state of the art pilates equipment.

SoulCycle

The famous cycling workout with celebrity clients including Khloe Kardashian, Hilary Duff, and David Beckham.

Equinox 

The Popular gym has celebrity clients including Martha Hunt, Kourtney Kardashian and Andy Cohen. The classes include Megan Roup’s Sculpt Society, a cardio and sculpting dance program.

Rumble

Rumble is a boxing-inspired group fitness class with celebrity clients including Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner and David Beckham.

Y7

The studio offers hot hip hop yoga classes with former celebrity clients including Meghan Markle, Olivia Wilde and Bella Thorne. The classes take place in a dark candle-lit studio heated between 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit.

New York Pilates

A pilates studio loved by Emma Roberts, Lea Michele and Hannah Bronfman.

Xtend Barre

A barre-based, full-body workout popular with Martha Hunt, Jessica Hart and Diane Kruger.

Nicole Winhoffer Method

Madonna’s former trainer, Nicole Winoffer, teaches a sculpting workout with celebrity clients Kate Hudson, Ellen Pompeo and Stella McCartney.

Tracy Anderson Method 

A dance cardio and muscle structure class tailored to each individual client. Devotees include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham and Tracee Ellis Ross. The studio is a former movie theater space built to be used with Tracy’s innovations, including the Kinetic Band System and the ‘SuperGfloor.’ The 59th street location also has a street level coffee and juice cafe along with a shop where you can buy apparel, DVDs, and supplements.

Body By Simone

The dance-derived cardio classes have celebrity clients including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Garner and Martha Hunt.
Perfromix House
One of the most exclusive gyms in New York, with high-end equipment. Celebrity clients include Steve Gold, Hannah Bronfman and Martha Hunt. After the work out, there are both hot and cold recovery services on offer to reduce inflammation and muscle soreness. The gym’s lounge includes Performix supplements and protein along with meals by Don’t Be a Pig.

I Thought Breastfeeding Would Make Me Skinny, but It Didn’t and That’s Ok

By | Press

 

 

15 November 2018

Breastfeeding did NOT make me skinny. That’s a myth I was told before I gave birth. In fact, I think it made me fat. I ate as if I was on a desert island alone and would never eat again… at every meal. Because I was THAT hungry. My hunger could not be satiated. Every time Adelaide would nurse or I would pump I would immediately feel light headed and NEED A SNACK. (Or a whole meal.)

Here was an average day during the peak of breastfeeding: My (first) breakfast (before working out or shooting) was oatmeal with blueberries and milk. Then post-workout I had lentils with 2 eggs, parm, and a whole avocado. And an egg and cheese. Or maybe 2. Then for lunch, a veggie burger or more lentils with eggs or fuck it! pasta! And then a sensible dinner like…a whole pizza. And don’t forget dessert! Some ice cream, obvi, or maybe I was healthy and had cereal with blueberries or a banana with PB. But of course let’s not forget the cookies. Because I deserved a treat!

I wondered why I wasn’t losing weight with breastfeeding. OH!!! Because I was eating enough to feed an army?! Gotcha!

At about 7 months postpartum, I went to a doctor and also got serious with my trainer Maria Kelling at Tracy Anderson Method studio. They severely changed my eating (no grains, no eggs, no dairy, no beans) and my workouts(1.5 hours a day 6 days a week). It was hardcore and torture, but I committed and lost about 35 lbs in 3 months. I was back to my pre-baby weight, and then some, by 11 months postpartum. I figured out what worked for me, with my hormones and my body and THEN and only THEN did the weight “fall off.” NOT FROM BREASTFEEDING.

I was told breastfeeding would make me skinny. It did not, and that’s OK. What’s not OK is that this is just one example of the lies we are told as new moms, which then set us up for failure. When the weight wasn’t “falling off,” like I was told it would, I felt like a loser. What was wrong with me? Why are all other new moms skinny? Instead of cherishing my body, and blessing it as it fed my child and sustained her, I was cursing it wanting to fit into my skinny jeans.

What they (…and who is “they” by the way? Usually corporate men behind a desk who think they “get it” because their wife/girlfriend/cousin/neighbor had a baby, but in reality, they have no clue or empathy about childbirth or postpartum anything) should say is: EVERY BODY IS DIFFERENT! EVERY POST-PARTUM EXPERIENCE IS DIFFERENT! DO YOU! and GOOD JOB NEW MAMA!!

Here is a brief list of just some of the lies “they” tell you as a new mom:

  1. Breastfeeding makes your stomach go down! NO IT DOESN’T! Not for everyone! Especially if you had a C-section, or are a normal human person, then the swelling is horrible for at least 3 months and you will have a little pooch for….maybe ever?
  2. You won’t get your period for a year after childbirth! YES YOU WILL!! I sure did! about 3 months after giving birth, I not only got my period, but it was a war zone down there and I soaked thru super, super tampons in about 5 minutes.
  3. Breastfeeding helps you feel better! NOT ALWAYS! There were days when I was weeping while feeding Adelaide, crying on her head. Those days evened out for me, but as long as you’re breastfeeding/pumping, your body is all over the place and so are your hormones.
  4. Your boobs will get used to it! I mean…kinda? But it’s never fully comfortable. You vacillate from engorgement and swollen tits to relief from nursing. But then there’s the pain of them biting and sucking too hard, so it’s just kinda always horrible.
  5. You only have problems after childbirth if you have a hard labor! NOPE! I had several friends who had relatively easy childbirths who either suffered from severe hemorrhoids, prolapsed bladders, prolapsed anus, vaginal eczema, and all sorts of weird things no one talks about. So don’t be fooled!
  6. Your hormones even out! LIES! I’m still having night sweats and will cry at a kitten commercial, so I’m not sure what they are talking about. Maybe this is just being a mom.
  7. You can’t get pregnant while breastfeeding or until you have a period! I know roughly 4 women with babies that will tell you otherwise. It happens, we are very, very fertile after having a baby, so have fun! While you can.

The list goes on. It just sucks because as new moms we are already hormonal and a mess. It’s a tough experience trying to figure out this new person that is our child while also trying to remember who we are and where the “old you” fits in.

Everyone has advice. Everything you read says something different. Everyone thinks they have the best way and the answer. Take it all with a grain of salt. You’re doing great, it’s all gonna be alright. GOOD JOB NEW MAMA!!! xoxo

 

Angelique Cabral currently stars as ‘Colleen’ on CBS’ hit comedy “Life in Pieces.”

The Party Is Back on in Madrid

By | Press

8 November 2018

After nearly a decade of economic crisis Madrid is growing again and you can feel the optimism. Spain’s capital teems with trendy bars and boutique shops. Featuring Tracy Andersons new Madrid based studio.

(Video by Angus Bennett) (Source: Bloomberg)