Tracy Anderson: “Spin may burn calories, but it’ll bulk your thighs”


The full story from Redbook Magazine:

Kristy, 31, a mom of one in New Jersey, decided to go on a gym kick last winter. “I still had about 10 pounds of baby weight from when I’d given birth a year before, and I finally felt like I had enough breathing room in my schedule to actually commit to going to the gym.” Her workout of choice was spin, three mornings a week.

The result? Two months later, Kristy saw a change in the way her pants fit… They were tighter than ever. “I don’t think that I was eating that much more, but I put on about five pounds. It was really disconcerting.”

It turns out that her story is one that fitness experts hear all the time, especially as boutique spin studios like SoulCycle and FlyWheel have popped up around the country. These classes promise transformation, and, incorporating tons of enthusiasm, top-20 dance hits, and affirmations shouted to participants by the instructor, they’re never monotonous. But does feeling awesome translate into an awesome workout?

Tracy Anderson, celeb trainer and creator of the Tracy Anderson Method, isn’t so sure. “I have women who come into my office after spinning exclusively for six months, wondering why they can’t fit into their jeans,” she says. “Spin may burn calories in the short term, but if that’s all you’re doing, it’ll bulk your thighs.” That got us wondering: Could spin classes be thwarting our fitness goals?

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Kim Kardashian: ‘I really don’t like my thighs’

It’s been a while since we last heard Kim Kardashian talk about her curvy figure, how she adores it, how she’s losing weight and how she’s a tiny size, so it’s about time for a refill from Kim’s ‘I love / hate my figure’ repertoire.

On her body dislikes:

“I really don’t like my thighs. No matter how much running I do, I just can’t get them how I want them to be. I wish they were smaller. But you know what? They are a part of me and I have to learn to love them. I’m still learning, though!”

On her abs:

“I work hard to keep it flat, so I’m pretty proud of it. I make sure I do sit-ups every day – I have to. I try to do at least 200 every day. But then I also do loads of working out and running, so it’s a bit of a combination.”

On being curvy:

“When I was a teenager I hated being curvy. But, as you grow up, you learn to love yourself and everything about you. At every stage, there’s a point when you’re uncomfortable but you grow out of it.”

Let’s hear your thoughts!

Katy Perry: Nicki Minaj’s Figure Is “Hot”

A short while back, Katy Perry was telling us how she likes her voluptuous body. Today, Katy’s quote refers to another singer, 25 year-old Nicki Minaj, who is he owner of a very curvaceous pear shaped figure:

‘I think Nicki Minaj is the truth. I think she is amazing, and I love her sense of style. I love her beautiful figure. It’s hot.”

… says Katy.

How do YOU like Nicki’s figure?

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Whitney and Mischa – Leggy in Brown Shorts

Whitney Port and Mischa Barton were in the mood for brown shorts, comfy tops and shades these days – here are the two beauties, showing off their very different pairs of legs.

Whitney and Mischa – Leggy in Brown Shorts… Who looks best on this occasion?

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Rihanna’s Stage Costumes – Wow or Eww?

Rihanna rocked the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City last week – and with this occasion, she revealed 4 new stage outfits, one more futuristic and racier than the next. We’ve got something similar to Pink’s provocative number, a Lady Gaga-esque look and 2 high-cut leotards that show off Rihanna’s hips and thighs.

Do you have a favorite? And more importantly, do they deserve a Wow or an Eww?

See 2 more stage looks after the jump!

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