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Tracy Anderson: “Some people think: ‘celebrities have it better than me’ and it’s just not true!”

February 10, 2014 in General by Versus


On how her favorite client and BFF Gwyneth is not ‘genetically blessed':

“Well, she is just so dedicated, and what’s great with her is that she’s so consistent, focused and she actually puts the work in. There is not a trick, and everyone is just not genetically blessed.”

On the fact that ‘celebrities can lose weight easier’ (because they have money and can afford cooks, nannies, trainers) is a complete MYTH:

“Gwyneth had some problem areas when I first met her, and now she is in great shape. Some people look at celebrities and they think ‘oh, they have it better than me,’ and it’s just not true! Some celebrities are doing some unhealthy things. But someone like Gwyneth, I like to celebrate because she is really just a good example.”

On how she’s proud of Victoria Beckham:

“I am really proud of my clients like Victoria, because she is a consistent, hard hard-working mother and she really works at her body. David and Victoria are an amazing, lovely, beautiful family. So many celebrities I am not impressed with, and Victoria was one that I been consistently impressed with.”

On her Cameron Diaz connection:

“I am a good friend of hers. We actually had the same ghostwriter that pieced my book together and also pieced hers. She’s done my workouts on and off throughout the years.”

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

January 21, 2014 in General by Versus


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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Celebrity Trainer Tracy Anderson: “You need to make sure that you are being consistent with your workout”

December 30, 2013 in Celebrity Quotes by Versus


On how not to gain weight during the Holidays:

‘Consistency is key. Through the holidays especially, it’s really important that you’re able to enjoy your friends, your family and food. You need to make sure that you are being consistent with your workout. The best thing that people can do is, try and make the recipes that you love without using processed foods. Try and make things that are natural and organic to bake with this year.’

… says Tracy.

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Tracy Anderson: “There needs to be more emphasis on all different body shapes”

September 14, 2013 in General by Versus


On how she is PRO body diversity:

“One of the things I can’t stand the most is all the fashion magazines where all the women look exactly the same. I train everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Gwyneth Paltrow, you know, and I’m a totally different body type. I think there needs to be more emphasis in art and entertainment and fashion on all different body shapes.”

On whether her New York clients skip workouts during Fashion Week:

“I don’t think anybody would skip a workout this week. They’re more like in the gym early, to get their sweat before they do hair or makeup or anything like that. This is not a week to skip the gym. I taught a master class this morning and it was like packed to the walls.”

… says 38 year-old celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson.

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Tracy Anderson on Gwyneth: ‘Her butt was long and she had outer thigh problems’

August 17, 2013 in Beauty & Body Image, Gwyneth Paltrow by Versus


On how terrible Gwyneth Paltrow looked when she met her for the first time:

“I’ve worked with celebrities, and with Madonna for a long time. I met Gwyneth Paltrow through a friend of hers who was really changing with the method. Gwyneth was like, ‘What are you doing? Are you having surgery?’ And she was like, ‘No, it’s this girl.’ I agreed to meet with Gwyneth, and she said, ‘I’ve got this movie coming up where I have to be a superhero.’ It was the very first Iron Man. She said, ‘I know you have a son—I just had Moses—and I can’t get this weight off. I’ve never had a problem like this in my life.’ She had 35 extra pounds on her. Her butt was long and she had outer thigh problems. Gwyneth is lucky because she’s really tall, so she can hide it really well in clothes, but she had significant problem areas. I felt so badly for her, and thought I could really help. So, I agreed, and she did everything that I asked. Now, seven years later, she looks younger every year; she’s totally transformed. And she really does the work. She and I became business partners, too, because she said, ‘Every woman has to have this. It’s not fair. I’ve tried everything and nothing works like this. You’re a real gift.’ It wasn’t a business decision for her at all.”

… says Tracy.

Hmm, not a very nice or flattering description of her very good friend and business partner, Gwyneth.

What do you think about Tracy’s words?