30 July 2019
Tracy Anderson: wipe slate clean and start working out now
With only “2.7 percent of Americans showing up for their health,” fitness guru Tracy Anderson is even more empowered than ever to help make health and wellness a priority for others.
Anderson, trainer to celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Bekham, believes that feeling good in your skin starts with the right gear.
“I feel people don’t know how to move anymore,” said Anderson. “They don’t even know what to wear to move, but you know what feels good. You know what colors you like. What you know makes you feel good,” said Anderson.
With that in mind, Anderson created a fitness clothing line in partnership with Barney’s. The colors and fabrics are intended to be comfortable and not constricting with options like a sports bra that covers your stomach.
But more important than even her clothes, Anderson says is the right mind set about exercise.
“I wanted to let people know that you can wipe the slate clean. It doesn’t really matter how you have shown up for your health or haven’t shown up for your health. If you can slow down, ask yourself: how can I be healthier? How can I set the stage to age in a healthy way? How can I set a good example for my children?” said Anderson.
She also recommends not dwelling on what hasn’t worked for you or the things that have gotten in the way in the past including that second bottle of wine.
“Love yourself, forgive yourself for what you’ve done,” said Anderson.
22 July 2019
Tracee Ellis Ross’s Butt-Sculpting Workout Video Has Me Laughing and Sore at the Same Time
Tracee Ellis Ross has been making me laugh for years, from her role as Joan on Girlfriends to her latest role as Rainbow on Black-ish. If you haven’t seen either, do yourself a favor and add them to your must-watch list.
I love following Tracee on Instagram because her style is impeccable, the videos she posts are hilarious, and she’s always sharing her intense workouts. In my opinion, the best part about her workout videos is that no matter how hard the workout is, she always finds a way to laugh through the burn.
She recently shared a video of her private session at Tracy Anderson Method, and all I’ve got to say is damn, my butt, legs, and hip flexors hurt from watching. Her facial expressions let me know that her butt was probably twitching and her leg probably felt like it was going to fall off, but she kept grinding through it. Also, her mid-workout hype-up moment had me cracking up. Whatever it takes, right?
“No matter the schedule, I get in them workouts,” Tracee wrote in her Instagram caption. Yes, you do, and I’m taking all the booty notes! If you are looking for a good laugh but also want some lower-body moves you can do anywhere, check out the full video above. PS: Tracee, if you’re looking for a plus-one the next time you hit the gym, you can count me in!
21 July 2019
TRACY ANDERSON’S COLLECTION FOR BARNEYS WAS NEARLY A YEAR IN THE MAKING
How did you connect with Barneys?
My chief communications officer, Steven Beltrani, took a meeting with Barneys CEO Daniella Vitale about a year ago regarding a potential collaboration. After they met, I reviewed a few different concepts and agreed that an activewear collection was the perfect project between our two brands. The rest, including many design meetings later, is history!
Your members have been asking for this for ages. What inspired you to put the collection together at this point?
I love my audience, but they look to me for a specific purpose in their life and I take that responsibility very seriously. While I am flattered that they ask me for a lot of things, I never make moves off of that reason. I suppose it’s like being a responsible parent. I hear my kids, but if they ask for candy multiple times a day, or for a four-wheeler when they are 3 years old, it might not be the right thing at the right time. The quality of the Barneys brand coupled with the fact that they could produce the collection in L.A., and were willing to represent me and my brand properly, made the timing feel just right!
How many styles does it include? And what are the key silhouettes?
This collection is my largest one yet with a luxury retailer. It includes 15 styles available at select Barneys New York stores and barneys.com, and consists of tops, bottoms, knits, and body suits.
What kinds of fabrics and finishes did you use to ensure that each piece is as functional as it is fashionable?
The colors are a combination of things. I love the pro sports team vibes of shiny navy and white, or burnt orange and cream. The most meaningful combination to me is the patriotic part of the red, white, and blue and the spirit of how I feel we need to think more like a healthy team. The leggings and sports bras are made from a stretch jersey, and the sweats and tees are made from 100 percent cotton.
18 July 2019
Fitness Fix! with Tracy Anderson, who has just released a capsule collection with Barneys New York
16 July 2019
Tracee Ellis Ross, 46, Recreated Her Mom’s Iconic Music Video in Classic One-Piece Swimsuit
Ross put her own spin on her mom’s hit “Work That Body.”
Tracee Ellis Ross knows where she gets her flawless skin and toned, curvaceous figure from—her mama, Diana Ross, of course. In a music video Ross recreated in 2015, the 46-year-old Black-ish star channels her mom in her 1981 hit Work That Body. Ross poses in a variety of one-piece swimsuits as she dances around and lifts weights. But Ross puts her own spin on it and pokes fun by eating cupcakes in some scenes. She knows how to keep it real, you know.
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After all, Ross knows just how much work goes into looking great at her age. In an interview with InStyle magazine last year, Ross said, “The ‘I woke up like this’ thing? Bulls–t! Black-ish is in HD, darling! There’s no Vaseline on the lenses.” Ross stays fit by following the Tracy Anderson Method, a dance-cardio inspired workout, and does a combination of strength and cardio three to four times a week. Ross also takes her skincare routine seriously. The actress has said she likes using face masks and recently revealed that she’s taken up a form of jade rolling, using a golden face massager, from time to time to help de-puff her face and increase circulation.
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Keep doing what you’re doing, girl. We think Ms. Ross does a great job of doing her mom’s video justice.
16 July 2019
Tracy Anderson Offers an Oddly Poetic Defense of Goop
The trainer on Gwyneth Paltrow’s side.
Gwyneth Paltrow is used to navigating all sorts of micro-controversies and scandals related to her company, Goop, as it continues to expand and grow its scope. Recently the company held its first-ever Goop summit in London, after which Page Six reported that several attendees felt they didn’t get their $5,700 worth. (The most amusing quote in the report was from an attendee who said, “I was a huge fan of Gwyneth; now I feel like I have lost my faith in God.”)
Now Tracy Anderson—Paltrow’s longtime friend and business partner—has come to Paltrow’s defense. (Anderson was involved in the London summit, offering a workout class). Speaking to Page Six (an outlet really covering all sides of this situation!), Anderson said of Goop, “It’s just options. She’s not telling anyone what to do or what to wear.” It’s just options! This feels like it should be adopted as a slogan, if not for Goop, then for some other organization: It has a sort of poetic, low-key charm to it.
Anderson was also asked about the high price points Goop puts out there, explaining this isn’t so different from her gyms or other high-end wellness and fitness options. “My gyms are $900 a month. I have been criticized time and time again, but if people really understood the craftsmanship it takes to run custom prescriptions programs at that level—in the real estate I’m in—they would understand that opportunity has a price tag. It’s just the system we live in.” But she explained again that options are available. “I also…make sure I have $9.99 DVDs. I am creating options, and Goop is also creating options.”
As for, in broader terms, the notion of social media amplification in our culture, Anderson is skeptical. “Everyone has a voice now on social media—if you are too negative, people are going to start shutting down and communities are going to be destroyed instead of built up.”
Paltrow has yet to speak out about the London report specifically, but we have no doubt if she does she will come up with something equally as catchy and sharp as “It’s just options.”
15 July 2019
Tracy Anderson defends Gwyneth Paltrow after Goop Summit backlash
Tracy Anderson is defending longtime pal and business partner Gwyneth Paltrow after Paltrow got heat from some attendees who said her $5,700 Goop conference in London was a Goopy rip-off.
Anderson, who appeared at the Goop fest, told us: “It’s just options. She’s not telling anyone what to do, or what to wear.”
She added of the high prices: “My gyms are $900 a month. I have been criticized time and time again, but if people really understood the craftsmanship it takes to run custom prescriptions programs at that level — in the real estate I’m in — they would understand that opportunity has a price tag. It’s just the system we live in.”
Anderson added, “I also … make sure I have $9.99 DVDs. I am creating options, and Goop is also creating options.”
The Goop London session included a workout with fitness trainer Anderson, plus a sound bath, tips on how to “hydrate mindfully,” and a store with fare such as a $55 vibrator called “the Millionaire.”
Anderson, who launched a capsule collection with Barneys this week, said of the backlash, “Everyone has a voice now on social media — if you are too negative, people are going to start shutting down and communities are going to be destroyed instead of built up.”
12 July 2019
The Must-Have Pieces From Tracy Anderson’s New Activewear Line With Barneys
Tracy Anderson just dropped the luxury athleisure line we’ve been waiting for.
The trainer to the stars launched a collection with Barneys New York this week featuring 15 pieces that are all the chicest workout gear. Ranging from sleek sweatshirts to sharp bodysuits, there are options for everyone.
Inspired by the fitness entrepreneur’s own personal style, the color palette was selected to reflect her “vibrant personality,” according to the company. But that wasn’t the only thing that expressed the 44-year-old’s personality.
A few of the pieces incorporate motivational sayings like “Love Can Fix” and “Tabula Rasa,” which is essentially having a clean slate. “People get stuck in an unhealthy dialogue of what happened to them,” Anderson told Refinery29 on Monday, July, 9. “Negative dialogues can hold you back and not be good for your health…. But these messages are about the way forward for everyone. Health is about personal love, kindness, and radical honesty. Be honest about where you’re at, and hold yourself to the most loving way forward.”
This positive messaging wasn’t the only thing the fitness guru wanted to focus on. It was also important to her that the clothes she developed made women feel good about themselves — in or out of the gym. “If you put on some dumpy sweatpants and a stained t-shirt and you’re not into it, or you feel like you have to hide or constrict yourself with something super tight… It puts your state of mind in a place that is kind of faking it to try and make it,”she said. “That’s not the answer for your health.”
Prices range between $80 for a top and $165 for a bodysuit. To see our seven favorites from the collection, keep scrolling.
Barneys New York x Tracy Anderson Tabula Rasa Cotton Terry Hoodie
Perfect for last-minute brunch plans, this sweatshirt also serves as a fun reminder to let things go.
Barneys New York x Tracy Anderson Heart Pounding Cotton Crop Hoodie
Show off your waist in this cropped hoodie and a pair of high-waisted leggings for the chicest workout attire.
Barneys New York x Tracy Anderson Colorblocked Scoopback Bodysuit
Giving Us ’80s vibes, uou can pair this sleek bodysuit with leggings for for spin class and jean shorts for after.
Barneys New York x Tracy Anderson Heart Full Cotton Crop Baseball T-Shirt
The raglan sleeves on this loose tee give it a vintage feel while the logo that reads “heart full” adds a modern twist.
Barneys New York x Tracy Anderson Contrast-Trimmed Rib-Knit Tube Top
This tube top is the perfect topper to take home from any sweat session.