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Tracy Anderson launches a collaboration for a good cause

By | Press

14 January 2019

 

LVMH INVESTS IN GABRIELA HEARST, VUITTON’S STAR-STUDDED LOOKBOOK

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Read today’s dose of chic intel right here…LVMH Invests in Gabriela Hearst
Gabriela Hearst launched her brand in 2015, and quickly made a name for herself as one of New York’s most promising new designers. It seems LVMH, one of the industry’s leading luxury conglomerates, has noticed. This morning it was announced that Hearst has received a minority investment from LVMH Luxury Ventures, being used to “support the ongoing expansion of the Gabriela Hearst brand’s presence around the world.”

 

Gabriela Hearst Spring 2018 (firstVIEW)

Gabriela Hearst Spring 2018 (firstVIEW)

Gabriela Hearst Spring 2018 (firstVIEW)

Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Fall Lookbook Is Star-Studded
Nicolas Ghesquière has named serval celebrity woman as “brand ambassadors” for Louis Vuitton. Now he’s put them to work, casting them in the label’s latest lookbook. Thandie Newton, Ruth Negga, and Doona Bae appear in the images, as do longtime Vuitton faces Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly, and Alicia Vikander. Check out some of the images, below:

 

Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto Star in Gucci’s New Fragrance Campaign (Instagram)
Is this the role Lana Del Rey was born to play? Possibly. Perfectly coifed in retro hair and makeup while also being decked out in Gucci, the singer/songwriter joins Jared Leto (who has long been a face for the fragrance) in the new ads for Gucci Guilty. Courtney Love also makes a cameo, as do several random wild animals. The campaign is peak Alessandro Michele in terms of blending influences. Check it out:

 

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Bella Hadid (and Other Fabulous Ladies) Crashed Versace’s Menswear Show
On Saturday Versace held its Fall 2019 menswear show in Milan. But that didn’t stop Donatella from sending some of her favorite ladies down the runway. Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Emily Ratajkowski all stormed the catwalk. Two shows for the price of one!

Tracy Anderson Launches a Collaboration for a Good Cause
Luxury brand Lingua Franca has tapped Tracy Anderson for a capsule collection of sweaters that benefit Planned Parenthood. There are three sweaters, each hand embroidered with a saying designed to “inspire and empower” women in 2019. “Each sweater represents a message that I personally follow, and have instilled in my clients for years,” Anderson said. “I am so excited to be partnering with Lingua Franca, a socially progressive brand that I have admired since its inception, and bringing these stylish, health conscious and celebratory pieces to women everywhere.”

Lingua Franca x Tracy Anderson

Lingua Franca x Tracy Anderson

Lingua Franca x Tracy Anderson

 

The ultimate fitchick cashmere collab

By | Press

14 January 2019

 

Tracy Anderson & Lingua Franca Team Up On The Ultimate Fitchick Cashmere Collab

Sometimes, your workout motivation is only as strong as your desire to wear your cutest athleisure ensemble to the studio. Now that the frigid temperatures have arrived, leaving the warmth of your bed for a 6 am sweat sesh, even in your most butt-flattering leggings, is probably more difficult than ever.

 

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Leave it, then, to fitness guru Tracy Anderson to encourage a cozy (and chic) commute to class. The famed celebrity trainer has teamed up with our favorite luxury sweater brand, Lingua Franca, for a cashmere collab worthy of the most on-trend fitchicks from coast to coast.

Boasting LF’s signature hand-sewn embroidery, the limited edition capsule collection features pieces emblazoned with inspiring phrases, including “You are how you move,” “Life giving,” and “Create balance.”

“Each sweater represents a message that I personally follow, and have instilled in my clients for years,” shares Tracy Anderson, founder and creator of the Tracy Anderson Method. “I am so excited to be partnering with Lingua Franca, a socially progressive brand that I have admired since its inception, and bringing these stylish, health conscious and celebratory pieces to women everywhere.”

The pre- and post-workout must-haves are available online, and at Tracy Anderson studios in NYC and Los Angeles. What’s more? A percentage of each purchase will be donated to Planned Parenthood, so you can kick off the new year looking good, feeling good, and doing good.

The best LA gyms

By | Press

10 January 2019

 

Tatler Beverly Hills: The Little Black Book of LA’s best salons, spas and retreats

 

Introducing Tatler Beverly Hills: the inside track on where to head for rejuvenation the 90210 way. From the most exciting new retreats to the most glamorous gym classes, the must-do treatments to the hottest spas, it’s your essential guide to where the A-list get red carpet-ready.

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The best LA spas

The Now
These shaman-inspired day spas are well worth seeking out – there are four dotted around the city, from Silver Lake to Santa Monica, but the Beverly Hills branch is the best. The interiors are reminiscent of Tulum beach huts: gnarled oak doors, diaphanous drapes and cacti in pots. The rituals are simple and effective. Prenatal, sports and deep tissue are all available, plus children’s massages on sheepskin-covered chairs. Bespoke add-ons, such as crystal healing or CBD oil infusion, elicit the sense of an out-of-body experience.
At 7,611 Beverly Boulevard, CA 90036. (+1 323 746 5525; thenowmassage.com)

Four Seasons Los Angeles
Proof that the Four Seasons takes health seriously are the new Wellness Suites, complete with purified air, in-room Peloton bikes, Deepak Chopra-guided meditation videos and lighting that mimics your natural circadian rhythms (otherwise known as your body clock) so you can be sure of a restful night’s sleep. Long-haul flight? Book in for the Jet-Set Refresh Facial, which brightens weary skin using medical-grade iS Clinical products. You’ll feel brand-new when you leave.
At 300 Doheny Drive, CA 90048. (+1 310 273 2222; fourseasons.com)

Olympic Spa
This spa draws A-listers from all over town thanks to its fabulously no-frills Korean scrub. Expect to be sluiced with buckets of lukewarm water, scrubbed, hosed down and shampooed, then kneaded from head to toe before being dunked in the steaming mugwort tea pool. The signature shiatsu body massage releases tension, but be warned – nudity is compulsory.
At 3,915 West Olympic Boulevard, CA 90019. (+1 323 857 0666; olympicspala.com)

Ciel Spa at SLS Beverly Hills
With its Philippe Starck-designed treatment rooms and egg-shaped baths, Ciel Spa looks as space-age as its menu of treatments: there are IV drips (helpful for hangovers), a post-surgery programme, circulation-boosting massage and a session in the Hyperbaric Chamber to oxygenate the tissues – all of which spur recovery. And not forgetting the -Biologique Recherche facials, which many socialites swear by.
At 465 La Cienega Boulevard, CA 90048. (+1 310 246 5560; sbe.com)

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The Beverly Hills Hotel 
The spa at the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel is an art deco delight: there are swathes of cream linen, marble bathrooms and spectacular tropical gardens. Newly launched is a series of skin-transforming treatments, courtesy of Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé. The brightening Vitamin C Facial – a citrus-scented ritual that leaves skin luminous (and smelling delicious) – is in high demand with A-listers. Just in time for awards season.
At 9,641 Sunset Boulevard, CA 90210. (+1 310 276 2251; dorchestercollection.com)

The best LA cafés

Malibu Farm Cafe
The scrubbed wooden tables at the Malibu Farm Cafe are in high demand. That’s because the setting – a fairy-light-strung jetty, jutting out over the Pacific – is spectacular and the food is farm-fresh (the cauliflower-crust pizza loaded with mozzarella and tomato is the stuff of dreams). Head there on a Sunday – the nearby farmers’ market is excellent.
At 23,000 Pacific Coast Highway, CA 90265. (+1 310 456 1112; malibu-farm.com)

The Butcher’s Daughter 
This light- and plant-filled restaurant is one of Venice’s most happening brunch spots. Hipsters flock to the so-called ‘vegetable slaughterhouse’ for out-of-this-world smoothies (try the Solar Power, made with avocado, pineapple and hemp protein) and the best veggie breakfast burritos in town. Don’t leave without picking up a bottle from their excellent selection of organic wine.
At 1,205 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, CA 90291. (+1 310 981 3004; thebutchersdaughter.com)

Kreation 
You’ll spot the timber-clad façades of this cold-pressed juicery all across LA, from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills. The vitamin syringe-shots are popular with yogis on the go; the Master Cleanse is the perfect remedy after a weekend of excess, while 50 Shades of Green is virtuous, bitter and only for the brave.
At 9,609 S Santa Monica Boulevard, CA 90210. (+1 323-782-1777; kreationjuice.com)

Crossroads Kitchen
West Hollywood’s most upscale vegan eatery is Crossroads, a booth-lined space that’ll entice even hardened carnivores. Dishes veer from fancy (artichoke ‘oysters’ with kelp caviar) to fuss-free (tagliatelle Bolognese made from gluten-free rice-pasta and lentils). No wonder Will Smith is a regular.
At 8,284 Melrose Avenue, CA 90046. (+1 323-782-9245; crossroadskitchen.com)

Sqirl
Don’t be put off by the queue at this trendy pavement café: the unusual dishes on offer at Sqirl are more than worth the wait. Their French toast is epic: ricotta-smothered brioche loaded with rhubarb and blueberry jam (you can buy jars of the seasonal spreads on site); their meat dishes, such as buffalo tatake sliders, are imaginative; and the pillow-soft chocolate and sea-salt cookies are dangerously good. Go – you won’t regret it.
At 720 N Virgil Avenue, CA 90029. (+1 323 284 8147; sqirlla.com)

The best LA fitness retreats

 

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The Ranch, Malibu
California’s original boot camp is a working ranch nestled in 200 acres of sun-bleached mountains – and it’s where the well-heeled go to get fit. The experience is literally breath-taking: you’ll hike for hours each day, fuelled by small quantities of almonds, before retreating to the open-air kitchen for a plant-based supper, and finally to your calm, whitewashed cottage to pass out. Never mind the exhaustion – you’ll return home lean, tanned and feeling fabulous.
At 12,220 Cotharin Road, CA 90265. (+1 310 457 8700; theranchmalibu.com)

Golden Door 
Known by aficionados simply as ‘The Door’, this golden-gated 600-acre sanctuary is where A-listers and mortals alike have been coming to reset since 1958 (Zsa Zsa Gabor and Barbra Streisand were regulars). It’s full of Far Eastern promise, from the Japanese gardens to the elegant accommodation with its sliding screens, cotton kimonos and beautiful calorie-controlled bento boxes. You’ll be kept busy with hiking, stretching, cookery classes, watsu and personal training, and you’ll leave pounds lighter, with your head noticeably clearer.
At 777 Deer Springs Road, CA 92069. (+1 760 761 4144; goldendoor.com)

Esalen Institute
Esalen is the real, soul-finding deal, popular with spiritual thinkers, Silicon Valley tycoons and Hollywood stars suffering from burnout (even Don Draper wound up here in the Mad Men finale). The Point Houses, with redwood decks where you can watch migrating whales and the crashing waves, are calm and sheltered – though true enlightenment is found through canyon hikes, group therapy and naked hot-spring baths.
At 55,000 CA-1, CA 93920. (+1 888 837 2536; esalen.org)

Ventana Big Sur
Big Sur has long been a refuge for writers, artists and musicians, and this mountain hideaway is a glamorous place to soak up the magic. Sound healing, charcoal drawing and photography hikes are an immersive way to connect with nature – as are the treetop suites. Otherwise, bed down in a Redwood Canyon tent, where you can marvel at the great outdoors from around the fire pit (or the comfort of your bed).
At 48,123 CA-1, CA 93920. (+1 831 667 2331; ventanabigsur.com)

The best LA hair and beauty salons

Drybar 
Drybar is the Starbucks of blow-dries, and our favourite outpost in LA is on sunny Sunset Boulevard. White and bright, with jolts of egg-yolk yellow, it’s a happy place for hair, with a comprehensive list of styles – from beachy waves to Manhattan straight – on offer. Bookings are via the app, the prosecco flows, and the staff are perky. Even those with the most high-maintenance manes will be impressed.
At 8,595 Sunset Boulevard, CA 90069. (+1 323 843 4777; thedrybar.com)

Blushington 
With its coral-pink awnings and glossy interiors, Blushington is as pretty as the services it offers. Locals drop in for expertly done make-up applications using industry-favourite brands such as Kevyn Aucoin and Laura Mercier – and there’s a menu of looks to pick from (such as Red Carpet Ready, Teen Makeup or Eyes Only). Lash extensions and brow tidies can be added to the appointment – and there is even a grooming service for men.
At 8,591 Sunset Boulevard, CA 90069. (+1 310 652 5874; blushington.com)

Face Place
This chic, all-white clinic has been polishing the complexions of Hollywood stars since 1972. But don’t go along expecting an old-fashioned cleanse, tone and moisturise: its Signature Facial is a punchy, results-driven regime that guarantees to leave skin gleaming. The extractions are thorough, the products (such as vitamin C-soaked strips of gauze) hard-working – but the pièce de -résistance is a S&M-style leather ‘mask’ which emits a galvanic current to firm the skin.
At 8,701 Santa Monica Boulevard, CA 90069. (+1 310 855 1150; faceplace.com)

Heyday
NYC skincare studio Heyday opened in an industrial-chic West Hollywood space last summer, and Angelenos can’t get enough of its fuss-free facials. The 30-minute appointments promise glowing skin in a flash; the 75-minute extravaganzas are great when there’s work to be done – better still, the aesthetician-led treatments are utterly bespoke, with deep cleaning and meticulous extractions. Its membership scheme (offering monthly facials and discounts) is wildly popular. At 7,228 Beverly Boulevard, CA 90036. (+1 310 733 3935; heydayskincare.com)

Côte Shop
Brentwood locals go crazy for this all-natural nail salon which delivers immaculate manis and pedis using its own brand of nontoxic polish. In fact, everything – from the sterilising equipment to the paint on the macramé-covered walls – is chemical-free (even the free-flowing rosé is organic). New is the healing crystal pedicure, which includes a foot soak in rose quartz-infused water and a labradorite massage.
At 11,714 San Vicente Boulevard, CA 90049. (+1 310 820 0906; coteshop.co)

The best LA gyms

The Class by Taryn Toomey 
Taryn Toomey’s mat-based class has a cult following. It’s best described as functional movement meets therapy (muscle-quivering poses are followed by moments where you’re encouraged to shout and let go of pent-up emotions. Beware: weeping isn’t unusual). Cardio, yoga, express and even sweat-free classes are on offer, each as highly charged as the last. A stronger body – and a more resilient mind – await.
At 11,606 San Vicente Boulevard, CA 90049. (+1 646 850 0937; taryntoomey.com)

Tracy Anderson 
Tracy Anderson’s Brentwood studio is a celebrity bottleneck. Gwyneth and Brad are regulars, and Alessandra Ambrosio often rocks up to her 9am dance class, where devotees master fast-paced, waist-whittling routines. You’ll sweat profusely for 50 minutes (the studio is fitted with humidifiers, so book a blowdry for afterwards) – but the energy is infectious.
At 11,918 San Vicente Boulevard, CA 90049. (+1 310 207 5212; tracyanderson.com)

Beverly Hills’ best Pilates flies under the radar thanks to its private studio. The group reformer classes will challenge your stability and hone a core of steel, but for a posture-correcting, joint-mobilising workout, book in for a one-on-one session of Gyrotonics.
At 11,638 Barrington Court, CA 90049. (+1 310 208 0724; naturalpilates.com)

Burn 60
In a dimly lit studio with pounding music, Burn 60 might just be Brentwood’s most brutal workout. You’ll sprint on treadmills, hold planks until your arms turn to jelly and lift seriously heavy weights, over and over, while trainers shout from the sidelines. Excellent for when you’re feeling lazy.
At 159 S Barrington Place, CA 90049. (+1 310 476 5656; burn60.com)

Shape House 
LA’s foremost ‘urban sweat lodge’ promises to burn 1,600 calories in a 55-minute session. Though there’s no exercise involved – instead regulars (including Demi Moore and Selena Gomez) wriggle into sleeping bags heated by infrared to 158 degrees fahrenheit, in front of individual Netflix-playing screens, and simply sweat. It’s an utterly relaxing, metabolism-increasing, sleep-improving marvel.
At 653 N Robertson Boulevard, CA 90069. (+1 855 567 2346; shapehouse.com)

Tracy Anderson created a fitness program to transform her body

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“I have a lot of empathy for other women who have to work hard for their bodies.”

10 January 2019

 

My mom was a professional ballerina, which meant I was in her studio daily growing up, and developed a love for dancing early on. So when I accepted a dance scholarship to college, no one was surprised that I had decided to turn the art of movement into my life’s work.

But while I’d inherited my mother’s passion and talent, there was one thing I definitely did not inherit: Her dancer’s body genetics. Even though I was eating well and exercising every day, for hours, I was putting on weight quickly.

By age 20, I was significantly overweight.

 

 

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It’s only day 1 of #tamilyfriend and I already feel so much love being spread! The workout trackers you have received in your inboxes will help keep you on track this month, and throughout the fun journey ahead. Results and healthy transformations of the body and mind are what my @tracyandersononlinestudio delivers. Everyone’s before and after is unique and I believe the most empowering gifts can’t even be seen by the naked eye. So #tamily let’s proudly share some of our before and afters (I’ll start!). One of the reasons I have focused so deeply on the strategy of my method is because of the way that hard work has paid off for me personally. I am overjoyed by how brave and open you #tamily leaders are. Sharing your personal journeys helps people every day. As we jump start this month please post what your before and after means to you. And hashtag #tamilyfriend so I can look through all of these and share some of your messages, and for your #tamnewbie to see! I know they’ll be just as inspired by you all as I am every week 💓

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In the professional dance world, you see variation in height, but you rarely see any differences in weight. My teachers made it quite clear that, even though I was talented, there was no room for a voluptuous ballerina. I needed to do something, fast.

Unfortunately there weren’t any other solutions offered for my “problem” other than what I saw other people in my program doing—under-eating, over-exercising, and taking drugs.

“At 43 years old, I feel far more in control around food, and more balanced in my body.”

Instead of falling into the trap of eating disorders or substance abuse, I decided to take the opposite path—eat whatever I wanted. I figured however my body ended up was just how it was supposed to be. I really bought into the mentality of “This is just who I am and it’s unhealthy to try to be someone I’m not by dieting.”

It wasn’t until I gained 60 pounds that I realized neither of those extremes is healthy.

I was 22 years old, and I’d just given birth to my son, when I finally realized that I needed to start from scratch when it came to taking care of my health.

At this crucial moment, my husband at the time (NBA player Eric Anderson) was suffering from a sports injury. When I met the doctor who was helping him, something hit me: This doctor had done so much research on the best ways to train muscles and rehab injuries, but he didn’t know how to make a fitness program that would put his theories into practice. From there, I was inspired to use my dance training to extend that science, and develop what is now The Tracy Anderson Method.

 

 

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It may not be Friday yet, but I’m giving you a sequence flashback! I filmed this class this morning with a special remix. Since I launched the TA Online Studio in 2014, my members have been on a guided journey with me week after week – by creating and delivering beginner, intermediate, advanced, multi-task, and dance cardio classes that are accessible anywhere in the world. This week, I’ve remixed the strategic sequences from my very first online streaming class (!!!) and making it available to you all, whether you’ve been with me for 4 years or are brand new! Sign up for our 14-day free trial and join my global community of #tamily #tamilyfriend as we continue to show up for ourselves and one another. Link in bio to get started!

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I read everything I could get my hands on and studied with many different professionals, built a foundation in Pilates, and later went on to conduct my own fitness studies. I began to realize just how unique each of us are, and how wrong my former approaches to “health” had been. As my mind changed, so did my body.

My fitness journey, which is now going on 20+ years, was never just about weight loss.

Sure, I wanted to lose my baby weight—but what I really wanted was to be healthy, strong, and balanced in a way I could sustain my whole life. So, it’s been my mission to make my program something that can unite the inner and outer selves, bringing balance physically—through targeted strength workouts and cardio—but also spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

“My own transformation has given me a lot of empathy for other women.”

These days. I’m a different person. I don’t hate my body or try to punish it with grueling workouts or diets. (Pro tip: Those tactics may work in the short term, but they’ll backfire in the long run!) At 43 years old, I feel far more in control around food, and more balanced in my body. And I’m confident that as I age, I’ll maintain that balance, because I’m consistent.

My fitness schedule consists of doing one of my “strategic muscle exhaustion” workouts every single day, for an hour, or an hour-and-a-half, max. Every week, I come up with a new program, and they’re designed to fit together like puzzle pieces, constantly creating balance in the body.

 

That said, though, it’s important to make exercise fit into your life, not make your life centered around your workouts. If I’m coming up on my period and PMSing hard, I’ll cut myself some slack and take it easy. Or if I’ve got to do stuff for my kids, I’ll take a day off and not worry about it. I can have this positive, relaxed attitude because I’ve created workouts that I love to do, not ones I dread, so I know I’ll want to get back to them as soon as I can.

I try to keep a really balanced approach to my diet, too.

Other than avoiding meat from four-legged animals (I have an actual meat allergy, brought on by a tick bite), I try not to cut anything out of my diet. I focus on eating organic, whole foods as much as possible.

But, if I want a treat, I’m going to have a treat. And none of this “don’t keep bad foods in your house” nonsense. Foods aren’t bad or good, and you’re not bad for wanting to eat. I think demonizing a certain food only makes you want it more. But if you know that it’s always available, it makes your brain realize it’s not an emergency, making you less likely to binge.

I try to incorporate all of these concepts into my online streaming service, The Tracy Anderson Online Studio. I’m well known for my work with celebrities, but my strategic program works for everyone. It’s about building your best body—one that’s strong, beautiful, and resilient—not about looking like some celebrity.

 

 

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It takes a lot to balance it all, doesn’t it #tamily? Between our work and personal lives, it can sometimes feel like we are always on the beam trying to keep from falling off. What I love most about the beam of our community is the support system that it provides. We never allow one another to fall, no matter how challenging life gets. It’s been so beautiful to watch our community grow this month with #tamilyfriend #tamnewbie @tracyandersononlinestudio members and how each of you have been successfully balancing the addition of my prescribed workouts into your daily lives. How lucky are we that our #tamily leaders invited you to join us! Speaking of leaders, congratulations to @fitshasha who has won Friday’s challenge by sharing the leaders who inspire her. You’re an inspiration to all of us! Please remember to tag #tamilyfriend if you are working out with us all of August and participating in the challenges so I can balance finding you easier! 💓

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Looking back at old pictures is very poignant for me now. My own transformation has given me a lot of empathy for other women who have to work hard for their bodies and don’t just get it “naturally.” And if I can do this, anyone can! My experiences have taught me that our lives, and our bodies, are so much more than genetics—they’re what we make them, and you can make yours an amazing one.

For more information on Tracy Anderson or the TAM, check out her site or follow her on Instagram. Look for her new app, new book and more in 2019!

Game-changing workouts

By | Press

8 January 2019

 

Game-Changing Workouts 
(and the Gear to Get You through Class)

“Showing up is half the battle,” says every workout instructor/personal trainer/gym buddy in history. And “battle” is the operative term here. If we’re equating [insert any culty workout from list below] to combat, well, you’ll need to gear up. Cue a killer playlist, pick out an intensity-level-appropriate look, and chalk up your 2019 fitness goal to no sweat. By which we mean, of course, a lot of sweat.

 

TRACY ANDERSON

When the dance-cardio beats are booming and TA’s dynamic weight-shifting routines are in full swing, you’ll be wanting the big guns: moves-with-you gear that’s equal parts bold, breathable, and, of course, beautiful. With a heavy-duty underband and strategically placed paneling—both up top and down low—this neutral look powers through every high kick, plié, or grapevine the #TAmily throws your way.

 

GLACCE BOTTLE
goop, $80

 

PILATES: MDR

Based on the Lagree Method, this Reformer-based class isn’t for the faint of heart—or abs. But the muscle lengthening, strengthening, and toning that follow make it well worth any newbie soreness (a G.Tox bath soak can help!). Double down on a sports bra and elbow-sleeve top layer for extra support. The ventilated open back makes for a perfectly temp-controlled flow.

TOESOX SOCKS
ToeSox, $20

 

HOT YOGA: CORE POWER

On top of the fact that you can find a class in nearly half of the US, there’s another good reason our boss lady is into this hybrid workout: You can count on getting your vinyasa on without losing the muscle-toning benefits of your free-weights routine. Since they’re known to turn up the heat, fitted, sweat-wicking gear—like this strappy G. Label onesie—is your best bet for seamless transitions from downward dogs to bicep burners to cooldowns.

MANDUKA MAT
goop, $98

JOSEPH SWEATER
goop, $405

MARNI SANDALS
goop, $750

 

DANCE: KNOCKOUT

While a dress code isn’t in the fine print, we’re big fans of dressing the part. And in this case, the part calls for a sleek leotard (note the airy back detail), leggings, and bouncy footwear, which you can kick off during the studio’s other offerings—yoga, meditation, breathwork. This feel-good mashup of classes weaves in emotional release; bring along a cozy cocoon-like sweater to slip on after.

PAI CLEANSER
goop, $50

APL SNEAKERS
goop, $200

 

ROWING: LIT METHOD

When it comes to a heart-rate-upping rowing class, streamlined separates—a pretty puff-sleeve tee and no-frills leggings with compression panels—strike a sporty balance. Leg-sculpting flatlock seams are particularly clutch for finessing your form, both on and off the machine. Ease the studio-to-street shuffle with a cool zip-up and blackout shades.

 

goop, $70
 

RUNNING OUTSIDE

Getting your cardio on outdoors involves some strategic layering. Throw a hoodie over your sports bra or under your puffer. Either way, it’s a weatherproof buddy you’ll be happy you brought along. Next on the list: supportive sneakers that make you feel like you’re running on air.

APPLE WATCH
Apple, $399

PUMA SHORTS
goop, $40

goop, $70

 

BOXING: RUMBLE

Throwing hooks, jabs, and uppercuts is known to chisel the core. Here to show off all your hard work: an elongated sports bra and high-waisted leggings. What’s more, the cutout up top keeps you cool, the high neckline keeps your punches in check, and the compression bottoms keep your lunges in tip-top form.

MARNI BAG
goop, $1,446

LNDR LEGGINGS
goop, $165

goop, $575

goop, $200

 

DAY-OFF DUTY

Netflixing, erranding, zipping through TSA—it’s all made better by upgrading your sweats to a feels-like-cashmere fleece lining, a curl-up-in-it-soft cowl neck, and a hits-just-perfectly high waist. Adjustable drawstrings take these layer-friendly staples from breezy (running around town) to perfectly snug (warm-ups, cooldowns).

 

The most exclusive gym in the capital of Spain

By | Press

5 January 2019

 

She practices the fashion technique in Madrid at the most exclusive gym in the capital and with the same routine that put Madonna in shape

 

We are going to start by giving you some bad news: having Nieves Álvarez’s tipazo is not easy. Much we have that is not cheap either. But do not despair, because at least it’s fun. Hilarious, we would say. So much so that his method of training is that followed by fashionistas of the caliber of Olivia Palermo, who is part of the squad of Tracy Anderson. The coach and partner of Gwyneth Paltrow has an exclusive center in Madrid that everyone who tries it is unable to not include it in their training schedule. That is, precisely, what has happened to the model and presenter.

It was through his Instagram where we discovered that Nieves Álvarez goes to the MultiTask Band classes at the center, located at number 10 on Fernando VI street in Madrid.

“This training is ideal for those days when you need to include the benefits of different disciplines in a single work out. It combines 25 minutes of TAIL bands with 25 minutes of cardio very easy to follow, making it a great alternative for those who want to burn calories without going to dance classes. Belted cardio not only minimizes the impact and minimizes rebound, but it also makes use of the superior train strength, which is usually left out in conventional training. You get to lose weight and tone up at the same time. Any level is welcome!” Explains Steven Beltrani Vanitatis, chief communication officer of Tracy Anderson.“Here we are in the center of Tracy Anderson. 35 degrees and 69% humidity. Ready to train,” says in a story Nieves Álvarez. Some of his followers ask if having low blood pressure can practice this sport, a question that Nieves Álvarez does not hesitate to answer. “I have very low tension and in the end I stand perfectly! I did not think I could, really. A thousand thanks,” replies the model.

Each session lasts 50 minutes and from the center they recommend practicing this discipline, which is performed with isokinetic bands hanging from the ceiling, between 5 and 7 days a week. “DeTAil Band it’s the perfect way to make sure you train the transitional muscles of the upper body that help you maintain heart health and muscle definition without causing some of the damage that lifting can cause. My band system and the content I have created for its use provides elongated, healthy and strong muscles and tones the body. Why? Treat each one of the muscles as a whole, this way you work and control the resistance. The class builds a flexible structure that is ready to move and that is less likely to be damaged,” Tracy Anderson tells The Independent. The class has bands of three different colors. The blue ones are those that offer greater resistance and the red ones, the smaller one. You can try a class for €40.

In addition to practicing the preferred training of Victoria’s Secret ex-model Alessandra Ambrosio, Nieves Álvarez practices Pilates at the El Gong center, combining different disciplines to ensure that each part of the body is toned differently without ever falling into monotony.

The best streaming workouts

By | Press

3 January 2019

The Best Streaming Workouts

Anything from travel to hellish work hours to a generally all-over-the-place schedule can slam the breaks on an exercise routine. The beauty of online workouts is that they can be accessed anytime and anywhere with enough space for a yoga mat and a solid Wi-Fi connection. These days, there are a ton of options—many with free trial periods—so the key is finding one that brings a little joy into your day, enough to motivate you out of bed, whether that bed is in Paris or London or Kathmandu.

 

Full-Body Online Workouts

So much of the marketing around online fitness classes—and even just fitness in general—is framed around body insecurity as motivation. You’ll find none of that here. Each week, Meyers releases a new class, which is designed to be done as many times as you’d like over the course of the next seven days as you get familiar with the movements. Bonus: Classes are a very doable (yet effective) twenty-five minutes.

 

This option needs little in the way of introduction: This is the workout that GP does, made available in living rooms everywhere. Anderson designs online classes to mimic what goes down in her studio classes—and as with a traditional membership, the moves change every week. Die-hards can actually install the signature cardio fly floor in their garages or spare bedrooms for the full experience.

 

If you’re not a visual person—or if you just can’t figure out a good setup angle for your laptop screen—Aaptiv is perfect: It’s audio-only, which means all you need is the app and some headphones to get going. It’s sort of choose-your-own-adventure; it can function as a training companion on a run or at the gym or as a class in your living room. There are thousands of options, so it’s just a matter of filtering for skill level, workout style, and duration.

 

The focus here is on toning through functional movement: Trainer Stephen Pasterino designed each motion to replicate how your body moves when you walk, run, reach, step, etc. Your heart rate will be elevated the whole time, but it’s definitely not cardio; you really feel your muscles being challenged. Pasterino has developed a firm ball that you wedge high up between your thighs; it’s designed to dig into the superficial layers of the fascia and help you work your glutes and feel your core. But if you’re without, you can filter for classes that require no props.

 

Online Yoga Workouts

Glo

Glo’s online classes range from five to ninety minutes, and students can pick from super physical “body” classes and more spiritual or meditative mind and heart classes. The big selling point, though, is that Glo flies in some of the country’s best yoga teachers, so you get access to incredible resources. In addition, members have access to lectures and workshops by yoga scholars.

 

Yogis Anonymous is based in a homey Santa Monica studio, and the videos on its site are footage of the actual classes. New classes are uploaded frequently, so there’s no risk of boredom, and the lack of staging makes the entire endeavor feel very comfortable and a lot less cheesy. If you live in LA, it’s easy to supplement the convenience of the digital classes with the community of the real-life studio.

 

Alo

Beyond the soothing aesthetics of both the site and its content, the appeal of Alo is that you can find any kind of class that focuses on any part of your body for any length of time. If you’re trying to strengthen a certain area—like, say, your back—you can home in on back-strengthening exercises. Filters for style (Alo offers everything from more strenuous vinyasa to restorative yin), duration, and difficulty help narrow the search.

 

Unlike other streaming options, Jivamukti Yoga offers almost no at-your-fingertips flexibility: It’s simply live streaming of the studio classes. With a live-stream class purchase, you can access some archived content, but the appeal is really being able to virtually drop in to a class as it’s happening. It feels like a more communal experience than you might get from a prerecorded practice. The instructors are fantastic—start with Austin.

 

Online Pilates + Barre Workouts

If you like barre classes, this is your best bet. The online version of barre3 offers the same full-body workout and skilled instruction as the studio offerings, plus everything you want from a streaming platform: diversity in time (you can choose from thirty-minute, forty-minute, and hour-long classes), the option to focus on something specific (like your glutes), and even the ability to mute the music in the background. There’s a strong focus on mindfulness and connecting to your body, so it’s a gentle way to start, break up, or end the day.

 

Since everything happens on the mat, Pilates has lent itself nicely to at-home videos since the days of VHS. For devotees of the old-school style, the streaming service Pilatesology is truly an indispensable resource. Workouts can be tailored to fit time availability, skill level, and equipment availability; a membership affords access to everything from beginner mat classes to advanced Reformer work.

 

Kit is one of our favorite Pilates instructors in LA—you can find her on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Speir, where she’s equal parts stern, motivating, and kind. Online, Kit leads classes that combine cardio and Pilates-inspired sequences. Her videos require some props, which you can get with your video downloads, and which all fit into a small kit. (If you want to try the workouts for free or even tune in live, subscribe to her YouTube channel.)

 

Equipment Required

Here’s how this insanely ingenious thing works: A full-length mirror hangs on your wall, and it becomes a personal trainer or an on-demand streaming fitness device that has everything from Pilates to strengthening sessions. The reflective surface is interactive—the trainer can actually see you. And of course, it’s still a mirror, so you can see yourself and correct your form as needed. It comes with a wearable heart rate monitor, too, so you get a lot of data post-workout. It’s ideal if you love real-time instruction in class settings but have no desire to leave your house for it.

 

The concept behind Peloton is pretty genius if you’re a spin fan: Purchase one of the bikes for your home, and you’ll get access to live and on-demand spin classes taught in Peloton’s New York studio from the screen mounted to your bike. Those with a competitive streak will appreciate that metrics are displayed throughout the ride (if you’d rather not know, you can always collapse that view). In addition to the classic indoor classes, there are outdoor-style rides with professional cyclists. (While spin is what Peloton is known for, it’s recently brought the same concept to the treadmill, too.)

 

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