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Tracy Anderson Swears You can be Healthy When You Travel

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14 August 2018

If you follow Gwyneth Paltrow, chances are you also know Tracy Anderson, the celebrity trainer touted with transforming Paltrow’s “dumpy”—GP’s words, not mine—butt.

It’s thanks to the both of them that I find myself rolling repeatedly (and rather inelegantly) into some sort of lunge-pushup-leg-in-air-combo on a yoga mat in a ballroom at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel. I’m one of 50 women signed up for the first G. Sport Sessions by goop and Westin hotels, a pop-up Tracy Anderson Method workout taught (much more elegantly, may I add) by the Tracy Anderson herself, and followed by a Q&A and healthy breakfast.

The goop collabo is part of the luxury hotel chain’s wellness-first philosophy aimed at accommodating—and enticing—a new generation of travellers who no longer want to throw their healthy eating and exercise habits into the garbage when they go on holiday or are travelling for business. (To that end, Westin hotels also allow guests to rent New Balance running gear.)

Anderson is an ideal partner for this program; she’s always on the road. In fact, she’s been in three countries and four cities in the past three days when I sit with her on a sunny patio before the workout. Most of us would be buried under our covers or hooked up to an IV of coffee, but the trainer—who to be fair, does have a Starbucks in her hand—is as cheery during our interview and “on” as if she’s been relaxing at home all week. Turns out, the moment she arrived back into her home base in New York, she straight went to her fitness studio for a workout. (Of course she did—but also, this has been proven to help with jet lag.)

Here are some of her top travel and workout tips.

ON THE FOODS SHE ALWAYS PACKS IN HER CARRY-ON “GoMacro bars are my favourites. I always like the peanut butter and chocolate chip ones with protein. Also, Matt’s Munchies; they’re basically like organic fruit roll ups and they just give you a little pick-me-up. Because when you’re travelling, your brain gets stressed out and the more stressed out it gets, the more your emotional self is like ‘please nurture me. Have the pizza.’ I always keep chocolate too. Because chocolate can make any woman happy and if it’s just actual organic chocolate—even if it’s milk chocolate not dark chocolate—it doesn’t have much flour and it’s so much better for you than eating a cookie.

 

ON THE BEAUTY OF GOOP “I love that goop brings forward a lot of options for you ask ‘Who am I? What do I like? Do I want to stick a jade egg up my you-know-what or not?’ Gwyneth, by the way, is not an invasive person. She’s like ‘You can pick and chose but here it is for you.’ And that’s how her nature was with me, which is why our relationship works. It’s a very authentic relationship. She just wanted to share me with the world the way that she shares all of this stuff with the world.”

 

ON WHY WE NEED TO STOP COMPARING OURSELVES TO OTHERS “Over the years, people have asked me ‘How do you get Jennifer Lopez’s butt in three moves? How do you get Gwyneth Paltrow’s legs in three moves?’ Guess what, you can’t! If you focus on wanting to be someone else, you’re going completely miss the opportunity to be yourself. I want you focused on yourself. I want you to know who you are, what feels balanced, what doesn’t, what are your proportions now, and what can you get your proportions to? It has to be inwardly focused. It can’t be flipping through Instagram and magazines and saying ‘I want what they have!’”

 

ON WHAT SHE’S READING “The Age of Overwhelm by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. We live in an age of complete and utter overwhelm and we need to learn how to shift. Like we can’t just stay on the other side of the fence and say that were not going to build buildings or have better iPhones or all these things but how are we going to align ourselves with it and make sure we don’t de-nature ourselves in the process.”

The next G. Sport Session takes place in Austin on Aug. 25.

The mystery of the weight loss method of Tracy Anderson

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14 August 2018

Tracy Anderson , also known as the iron sargenta, presumes that her method of weight loss is above any genetic mandate, and that she is capable of modeling any body and any constitution.

In her youth she did castings for the dance corps of the Broadway musicals but they never took her “for chubby and short “, according to what she told this journalist in an interview. Specifically remember the history of the castings of Beauty and the Beast. All his friends told him that there was only one character at his height: the chubby tea teapot. Well here we see it twenty years later without an ounce of fat . Neither she nor any of her famous clients. An exception would be Lena Dunham who does not seem to care much about the body issue. (This girl is above certain things). The photos are a classic before and after. In the first Tracy appears with 20 years and in the second, a current photo, with 43. Judge yourselves

The secret lies in its method to lose weight that is practiced in its gyms in the United States and the rest of the world (also in Madrid, in the space LAMARCA (Fernando VI, 10)). It is a mixture of cardiovascular training and dance with some movements created (and patented by it), as well as equipment that includes a system of isokinetic bands.

His studies, from New York to Los Angeles and through Madrid have the same temperature and humidity conditions, which, according to Tracy, facilitate the best results for training. Specifically, 35 degrees Celsius temperature and 75% humidity.

Training with heat and humidity has numerous benefits . With sweat the body releases toxins and improves tone and elasticity. The heat. For its part, it keeps the muscles warm, ready to move and much more malleable. If you want to repeat this picture of Tracy Anderson at 20 and 43 you will have to submit to his laws.

That’s how Tracy rules

  • Do not restrict (hate restrictive diets).
  • Do not do crunches daily (it seems like a waste of time).
  • Eat something before training (and never do it on an empty stomach).
  • Bring a bar of organic black chocolate in the gym bag (to regain strength).
  • Do not do cardio watching TV or distracted with your phone or tablet.
  • Have fun.Renew the gym playlist frequently.

Trainer who has whipped Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow into shape shares the diet secrets that keep her looking ripped at 43 – while still eating chocolate every day

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13 August 2018

Tracy Anderson is a fitness expert who has whipped A-listers such as Gwyneth PaltrowKim Kardashian and Madonna into shape.

Now the 43-year-old has revealed what she eats in a day to maintain her own ripped physique.

Tracy said maintaining a healthy diet and sticking to her fitness routine is key.

‘I pack healthy snacks ahead of time so that I’m never, ever left to eat the junk in front of me if I get hungry,’ she told SportLuxe.

After she has prepared her daughter for the day ahead and meditated, Tracy starts her day with a coffee with steamed whole milk.

Her go-to breakfast is an egg sandwich, which she makes using eggs, arugula, aioli and cheese on an English muffin.

Previously speaking to Harper’s Bazaar Australia Tracy said she doesn’t eat processed foods and only eats organic.

‘I’m not a fan of fruit and I will never eat sushi — the parasites freak me out,’ she said.

She told the publication that without a doubt she eats Mexican for lunch every day.

‘A plate of nachos using Garden of Eatin’ gluten-free chips (the most processed thing I’ll eat), shredded cheese, re-fried beans, sour cream, tomatoes, onions and chicken,’ she said.

‘[For dinner] my favourite meal is a salad, steak and mashed potatoes, or I love salmon, fluke or shrimp.’

When the self-labelled chocoholic feels like indulging she will reach for either a Green & Black’s or JCoco chocolate bar every day.

She also makes sure that she has eggs, chocolate and milk in her fridge at all times as they are a staple part of her diet.

The fitness queen said that for four nights during the week she will have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner.

Previously Daily Mail reported that Tracy is tired of talking about how to achieve the perfect celebrity body.

She said that she’s cautious about being in an industry that often plays to women’s insecurities and where social media photos scrutinize every calorie consumed.

‘What celebrities are doing is really irrelevant,’ Tracy said while in Miami for a breast cancer fundraiser at her pop-up studio.

‘I feel like we’re constantly dimming our own lights by showing there’s a demand for, “Oh my gosh, that celebrity is carrying that drink. Is she drinking it? Is that why she looks like that? I want that drink, too, because then maybe I’ll look like that,”,’ she explained. ‘It’s toxic.’

 

I went to a fitness class with the coach of the famous and I’m alive to tell the story

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13 August 2018

 

Tracy Anderson is one of the best known coaches of our time. It may not sound like your name, but if I tell you that it is the woman who prepared Gwyneth Paltrow for her role in Iron Man, or the one responsible for the great change of Lena Dunham , or who got Kim Kardashian back to her weight after giving give birth to her first daughter, maybe you’re already moving towards her.

For that reason, you will imagine that receiving an email from your press officer, inviting me to give a class with her in the new gym that she has opened in Madrid, is something that does not happen to me every day. But, as a big fan of the pop culture that I am (and of the Kardashians in particular), how can I miss the chance to train like an authentic ‘celebrity’?

So I booked my place in one of the classes that Anderson was going to teach herself in Tracy Anderson Method (Calle Fernando VI, 10), the gym that has just opened in the center of Madrid and which, to date, is its only location outside the United States (leaving aside their classes in ‘streaming’ , which can be done anywhere in the world). Despite knowing her adventures as responsible for sculpting the body of many ‘celebs’, I did not know much about her own method of training. But believe me, after giving a class with her, I met her. AND A LOT.

 

” TRACY’S SYSTEM, IN HER OWN WORDS, TRIES TO ‘COMPENSATE FOR THE IMBALANCES OF THE BODY ‘ “

 

“Twenty years ago, I started developing my method,” Tracy tells me just before class. A system that, in her own words, tries to “compensate for the imbalances of the body”. The key is to exercise not only the big muscles, which are the ones that are usually worked in the fitness classes, but also the small ones, to create a body in harmony. For this, Tracy spent five years in her native Indiana training a group of 150 women with different types of body characteristics and evaluating their results.

With the theory learned, the practice comes. First of all, this is not a gym to use. The room where we are going to give the class is at a temperature of 35 degrees, an environment similar to that of bikram yoga (although a little less warm). It did not take me long to realize why everyone around me has come loaded with a two-liter water bottle, while mine is mini-sized. “At a high temperature, your brain immediately thinks about leaving,” says Tracy. “By staying inside, your body begins to access all the reserves it has to survive.”

I should have taken that word into account: SURVIVE. Because throughout the class of more than an hour with Tracy, I came to think that I would not get it. The session starts with music at full volume and is a mix of ‘aerobics’ and ‘fitness’ movements that, in reality, do not look very similar to any I’ve done before. They are similar, but different. Many include work with mini-weights and ankle weights, such as fire hydrants or the plates with elevation of leg, and others that Tracy combines to each other in a species of ‘minicoreografías’ that are repeated during long time. Because one of the keys of her own method is to force the exhaustion of the muscle through many repetitions. In addition, the instructor does not dictate the exercises, but remains silent performing them along with others for the entire class to follow.

 

” I START THINKING ABOUT KIM KARDASHIAN TRAINING AND IT’S THE FIRST TIME I FEEL SORRY FOR HER “

 

Heat and intense muscular work begin to make a dent in the last third of the class. My small bottle of water had run out for a while and I tried to survive as best I could, sweating through all the pores of my skin and drying myself every few minutes with the towels that, very kindly, the attendants put on the site of each one of them. the people who are going to give the class, along with the rest of the material they will need (mat, weights …). I think that following the sequences of Tracy is not my thing, because sometimes I get lost and, in others, I am simply too tired to keep up. I start thinking about Kim Kardashian training with this method to lose the weight of her first pregnancy and it is the first time in my life that I feel sorry for her.

Although, at the end of the session, Anderson reassures us, remembering that it is preferable to follow our own rhythm and do well the movements that try to go behind the teacher. This last group talk is very encouraging even though I am on the verge of fainting. The class is hard, VERY HARD, although the feeling of having been able to finish it is indescribable. After, a step through the locker room for a quick shower ends up making me feel a ‘celeb’ for a day: it does not lack detail. From gels, shampoos and moisturizing cream of the prestigious organic brand Per Purr to glass bottles with hair gums, in addition to tampons and deodorant in ‘spray’ to cover any possible emergency.

Anyway, I’ve survived a class with Tracy Anderson and now I understand why ‘celebrities’ are able to keep their supernatural physics: because their workouts are also.

Working Out Won’t Get You Gwyneth Paltrow’s Legs or J.Lo’s Butt, and Why That’s Okay

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6 August 2018

Most of us always want to know the secrets to obtain celebrity X’s enviable and toned physique. But celeb trainer Tracy Anderson, who has worked with some of the best bodies in the business, thinks that’s the wrong approach. At the recent Westin x Goop G. Sport Sessions in Chicago, Anderson talked about working out not for others or trends, but for ourselves.

For almost two decades, Anderson has maintained her authenticity in running her fitness empire — which includes a workout studio and on-demand classes, and most recently, teaching her signature classes at the Westin x Goop wellness experience. She explained how her publicist has dealt with client requests: “You can ask [Tracy] how to get Jennifer Lopez’s butt in three moves. You can ask her how to get Gwyneth Paltrow’s legs in three moves. She’s going to tell you that it can’t happen.” And she would know — Anderson has been a friend and trainer to Paltrow since 2006 and has also worked with Lopez, along with Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, and Victoria Beckham.

Instead, she hopes to shift how we approach fitness and inspire everyone to have honest conversations with themselves. “If you focus on wanting to be someone else, you’re going to completely miss the opportunity to be yourself. And I want you to focus on yourself. I want you to know who you are, what feels balanced, what doesn’t. I’m going to give you the tools to do that, but it has to be inwardly focused. It can’t be flipping through Instagram and magazines and going, ‘Look at that beautiful person; I want what they have.’”

This thinking is prevalent in her Tracy Anderson Method classes, where she famously doesn’t speak. She doesn’t yell at her students to work harder, nor does she provide empty motivational sayings. Rather, she stands at the front of the class and lets people follow her movements in their own way. It’s like a personalized fitness experience within a larger class setting. “The reason why I don’t speak to you during the class is because I don’t want to take from you,” says Anderson. “I don’t believe that I know how to move better in your body than you know how to move in your own. In fitness, I don’t believe in putting someone into form. I believe in form, but I want to help you journey through you to find your form.”

Anderson continues to evolve herself and her brand, but one thing that remains constant is her emphasis on self-love. The words she lives by are, “I value my life, I love myself, and I want to show up for myself honestly.” She encourages others to do the same by being the best version of themselves, not of anyone else. “I’m all for the uniqueness of everyone. I’m all for all different shapes and sizes as long as everyone is like, this is who I am, and this is going to be my journey to wellness in a healthy, balanced way. Shaming, judging, being in a race to become something that you’re not — those are unhealthy practices.”

Tracy Anderson, OG Fitness Queen, Shares Her Food and Fitness Diary

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6 August 2018

Tracy Anderson is the OG fitness influencer. A pioneer in the studio workout space, Anderson is known for creating the Tracy Anderson Method, a technique that counts Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, Victoria Beckham, and Sienna Miller among its followers. Anderson now runs six studios in the United States—along with an outpost in Madrid, Spain and a personal training team in London—and has over 375,000 followers on Instagram.

Her latest project with Westin Hotels & Resorts will bring that signature workout to even more women (and guys!) across the country, including The Westin Austin Downtown on August 25. To celebrate the partnership, Anderson shared with us her go-to workout and nutrition plan, plus some insight into how she keeps inspired to stay fit.

Personal motto: Keep it moving.

Success is: Never giving up on what drives you.

I keep healthy while traveling by: Maintaining a healthy diet and sticking to my fitness routine. I pack healthy snacks ahead of time so that I’m never, ever left to eat the junk in front of me if I get hungry. I pack go-macro bars, Matt’s Munchies and anything that tastes good and gives me energy while traveling. Traveling can also be stressful so I try to stay places where I am able to get in a good workout and unwind. This summer I am actually sharing my “stay healthy while traveling” routine to other travelers. Alongside Westin and goop, we are bringing travelers G. Sport Sessions which will be bespoke fitness experiences in Chicago and Austin.

I wish I could tell my 20-year-old self: Just because you’re saying something on the inside or with a quiet voice, doesn’t mean you’re going to get heard. Speak up, speak clearly, and if you’re not getting heard, fix the voice in you that’s broken or find people that will hear you for the right reasons. Become a better verbal communicator—don’t stay trapped inside yourself.

My least favorite workout move is: Overhead power lifts with heavy weights. You seriously risk injuring your back.

My secret to getting your heart-rate up during any exercise is: Perform. Get your head in the game. Give a damn.

The biggest risk I’ve taken that actually paid off: Most of my risks that have failed me were believing in other people. The biggest risk that actually paid off was believing in myself.

I’m most proud of: Never quitting and never giving up.

My most used emoji is: The “laughing so hard I’m crying” face.

I wake up at: Usually 7 am. Except I woke up at 5 am this morning.

My morning ritual involves: Getting my daughter up and ready for the day. I meditate on the day and think about my sequence I will be creating for the day, my music, my playlist. I don’t usually shower first thing in the morning, so I just wash my face, brush my teeth, and then grab my go-to coffee with steamed whole milk. My brain doesn’t function properly without it.

My go-to breakfast is: Coffee with steamed whole milk and I love and egg sandwich- eggs, arugula, aioli, and cheese on an English muffin.

Favorite healthy snack is: Dark chocolate.

I find healthy recipes by: Usually looking in books, but most of the time, I make up simple recipes or rely on healthy restaurants and grocery stores to help me out.

Three things I always have in my fridge are: Chocolate, water, and eggs.

My weekly workout routine involves: Teaching classes every day, but sometimes I take Sundays off to spend time with my kids.

My favorite fitness apps are: Sorry to disappoint, but the only apps I have are Instagram, Uber, a kid meditation app, and Dr. Panda.

My go-to workout songs right now are: Basically everything off of the SUPERFLY movie soundtrack.

Why Gyms Should Be Worried

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6 August 2018

Is there a gympocalypse in the works akin to the one happening in retail? Perhaps that’s a little dramatic, but what’s clear is that more players than ever, from Peloton to ClassPass, are causing upheaval in the classic gym space thanks to new fitness streaming models.

First and foremost is that at-home workout behemoth Peloton. Last week, the company announceda new $550 million funding round, putting its valuation at a swole $4.15 billion. The company is expected to pursue an IPO early in 2019.

Peloton got its start selling stationary bikes that cost almost $2,000, and then requiring $39 monthly class streaming packages on top of that. Members can take “live” classes along with instructors who teach in New York City, or stream from a selection of hundreds of recorded classes on their own time. A similar program is launching this fall for treadmills; the company will sell its treadmill for $4,000.

But Peloton also quietly launched an app in June called Peloton Digital, which costs less than $20 monthly and doesn’t require a big equipment purchase. It streams up to 20 live classes per day in a variety of modalities including strength training. The classes are video based, except for some outdoor running classes that are audio-only.

This seems to be a clear play for Aaptiv, the self-described “Netflix of fitness,” which landed $22 million in funding in June, putting its valuation at more than $200 million. Investors include Amazon, Disney, and Warner Music Group. Aaptiv offers audio-guided classes only (no video) and costs $14.99 monthly.

Then there’s ClassPass, which has dealt with customer complaints as its model has changed over the years, with increasing prices and a perceived decreasing availability of popular classes at local gyms. While it originally existed to take advantage of the uber-popular (and uber-expensive) boutique fitness studio trend, it, too, has had to pivot away from brick-and-mortar workouts. It just launched its own proprietary live and streaming classes called ClassPass Live in March. It costs $15 per month.

Finally, Scooter Braun, the producer and star-maker behind Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and more, just announced a partnership with Rumble (Equinox Fitness is an investor), the boxing gym that’s popular with celebrities and which has locations in New York City and LA. They plan to launch an at-home fitness project called At-Home 360 to stream classes and also sell branded equipment.

At-home streaming is obviously not new. Boutique fitness studios, which now charge $40 per class in some markets and were once traditional gyms’ biggest competitors, now find themselves having to secure alternate revenue streams to reach customers outside of the cities where their physical studios are located. Tracy Anderson, Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite trainer, has been streaming classes for a few years, for example. Les Mills, a gym program that is licensed to gyms nationwide, has been streaming since 2015. There are tons of other examples.

Physical cycling studios are now finding themselves having to compete with Peloton. Early in 2018, FlyWheel, which has 43 physical locations throughout the country, launched FLY Anywhere, an at-home program complete with a bike to purchase, slightly cheaper than Peloton’s.

In a stark contrast to Peloton’s recent announcement, SoulCycle, which has twice as many studios as FlyWheel, abandoned its IPO plans in May, citing “market conditions.” But in July, the company, which is owned by Equinox Fitness, announced it’s launching a “media division” to create content, as well as a talent agency for fitness influencers. The company has been mum thus far about exactly what type of content it will produce, but it would be surprising if it didn’t include streaming workouts, given its talent base.

This is all just the next version of at-home workouts that have been around since Jane Fonda pioneered them via VHS tapes in the ’80s. That progressed to DVDs from Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson, then to the Tae Bo hype of the ’90s. Finally, we got YouTube fitness content. But this new generation of live-streaming differs in some important ways that should make traditional gyms very nervous.

Live-streaming, or even rewatching live classes that have been recorded, offers an experience that’s actually really similar to the experience of being there live. The unscripted constant chatter and encouragement of a teacher and the presence of other people on bikes or mats working out in the background gives a sense of connection and community. That’s what draws so many people to group fitness classes in the first place. Many need the motivation and camaraderie.

Then there’s the variety. Macpherson was inspirational and all, but you can do the same canned workout only so many times. With tens of thousands of classes all taught by different teachers to choose from on any given day, there’s little room for boredom to set in. Users are also not bound to traditional gym schedules.

Finally, there’s the sense of competition that’s built in, another thing that’s motivational about being in a live class for some people. Peloton has a leaderboard to compare yourself to other riders, and it provides every stat you can imagine if you’re only competing against your own psyche. Flywheel offers this at its studios and has also carried it over to its at-home version. ClassPass sells a special heart rate monitor that allows users to track their metrics via a leaderboard too, similar to what OrangeTheory does in its brick-and-mortar gyms.

What this all means is much less need for anyone to leave their homes to work out, which should make traditional gyms very, very nervous. Some have already figured this outGold’s Gym offers streaming audio workouts à la Aaptiv. Crunch also offers class live streams. Both cost $9.99 monthly.

Traditional gyms should theoretically have a leg up on the startups because they have the talent and programming part done. More gyms need to figure out the tech part, because if they don’t go virtual soon, they could wind up just like that NordicTrack your aunt has gathering dust in her basement.

 

J.Lo Trainer Tracy Anderson Just Posted an Insane Before-And-After of Her Own Fitness Transformation

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3 August 2018

If you’re wondering how to look younger and fitter in your 40s than your 20s, J.Lo and Gwyneth Paltrow’s trainer has some pretty solid inspo for you. Tracy Anderson, founder of the Tracy Anderson Method, just posted an incredible before-and-after photo.

The snapshot shows the celeb trainer at age 20, and now, at age 43, looking super svelte. (While somehow also not looking a day older!)

Tracy credits her approach to fitness for how good she looks and feels, writing, “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.”

She goes on to say, “Everyone’s before and after is unique and I believe the most empowering gifts can’t even be seen by the naked eye.”

What is her method exactly? She’s referring to her fitness program, The Tracy Anderson Method. Tracy created it about two decades ago, when she felt something was missing in fitness, she tells WomensHealthMag.com.

“I did the work and the research and stayed 100 percent focused to what I was finding to be true,” she says. “My mission has always been to help people truly own their most balanced self, while feeling like they know themselves better.” It’s all about doing what works for your body, and this clearly works for Tracy.

muscle groups—she’ll often move through smaller range-of-motion moves in her routines, and usually for a higher number of reps. Compare this to other trainers that may focus on lifting heavier and heavier weights over time, but sticking to a low rep count. The classes at her studios in New York City, the Hamptons, and Spain, as well as her online streaming sessions, each change every week to keep your body guessing and avoid hitting a plateau with results.

Celebs tend to flock to Tracy’s method as well. Molly Sims, Cameron Diaz and Kim Kardashian all reportedly love the workout, according to the Huffington Post.

As shown in Tracy’s IG post, it sure seems to lead to fit results.

J.Lo Trainer Tracy Anderson Just Posted an Insane Before-And-After of Her Own Fitness Transformation

By | Press

3 August 2018

If you’re wondering how to look younger and fitter in your 40s than your 20s, J.Lo and Gwyneth Paltrow’s trainer has some pretty solid inspo for you. Tracy Anderson, founder of the Tracy Anderson Method, just posted an incredible before-and-after photo.

The snapshot shows the celeb trainer at age 20, and now, at age 43, looking super svelte. (While somehow also not looking a day older!)

Tracy credits her approach to fitness for how good she looks and feels, writing, “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.”

She goes on to say, “Everyone’s before and after is unique and I believe the most empowering gifts can’t even be seen by the naked eye.”

What is her method exactly? She’s referring to her fitness program, The Tracy Anderson Method. Tracy created it about two decades ago, when she felt something was missing in fitness, she tells WomensHealthMag.com.

“I did the work and the research and stayed 100 percent focused to what I was finding to be true,” she says. “My mission has always been to help people truly own their most balanced self, while feeling like they know themselves better.” It’s all about doing what works for your body, and this clearly works for Tracy.

muscle groups—she’ll often move through smaller range-of-motion moves in her routines, and usually for a higher number of reps. Compare this to other trainers that may focus on lifting heavier and heavier weights over time, but sticking to a low rep count. The classes at her studios in New York City, the Hamptons, and Spain, as well as her online streaming sessions, each change every week to keep your body guessing and avoid hitting a plateau with results.

Celebs tend to flock to Tracy’s method as well. Molly Sims, Cameron Diaz and Kim Kardashian all reportedly love the workout, according to the Huffington Post.

As shown in Tracy’s IG post, it sure seems to lead to fit results.

Here’s Exactly Why Tracy Anderson Never Gives Instruction During Her Classes

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2 August 2018

The method behind the Tracy Anderson Method is a unique one: the temperature in her dance-cardio classes is cranked up to 86 degrees with 69 percent humidity, and Tracy provides zero instruction. Now, if you’ve ever taken a group fitness class, you’re probably accustomed to motivational speeches in between sets or even military-style abuse. But the celebrity trainer, who’s also Gwyneth Paltrow‘s longtime friend and business partner, simply tells you to move as she does as if you were playing a video game. I recently got a taste of Tracy’s class (minus the heat) during the Chicago stop of G. Sport Sessions, a fitness experience by Westin Hotels and Goop, and I actually appreciated her silent style.

After 50 minutes of sweating it out on the mat, Tracy sat down for a Q&A where she explained the reasoning behind her class format:

“I speak with my body,” she said. “The reason why I don’t speak to you during the class is because I don’t want to take from you. I don’t want to distract you. I don’t believe that I know how to move better in your body than you know how to move in your own.”

She then went on to explain how she conducted her early research and the impact it’s had on her method. She studied how different stimulus affected participants as they exercised by hooking them up to machines and allowing them to watch their favorite shows on TV as they walked on a treadmill. She continued to experiment and monitored the effects of different coaching methods, from motivational orders to bootcamp-style yelling, until finally, she landed on one that worked.

“Then I turned on music — the louder I turned on the music, the more neural pathways opened up,” Tracy said. “Then I put my treadmill in front of their treadmills, and I shut up, and I turned up the music, and I said to mimic me. And their brains just opened up the craziest number of pathways by doing that.”

She found that the key was to avoid stressful instruction and to allow class-takers to figure out the movement on their own rather than providing predictive cuing.

“It is not my responsibility to go, ‘Shake it, girl, you got it!’ or ‘You’re such a wimp!’ It’s terrible,” she said. “How are you supposed to connect to your spiritual self during that? How are you supposed to process your emotions? How are you supposed to get to know yourself? How are you supposed to find yourself?”

As a result, you’re more present and challenged. And honestly, I wouldn’t mind if more instructors followed this way of teaching. Namaste.