I sat down with celebrity fitness guru Tracy Anderson to talk about working out, staying motivated and her favorite new product! I want to take this pocket-sized trainer everywhere I go!
Tracy trains everyone from Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow to Ashley Greene and Kate Hudson! It’s no wonder these stars look so fit! Watch the video to get the scoop on getting in shape Tracy’s way and keep reading to find out how Tracy kicked my butt!
Tracy has been developing her own method of working out for over 12 years! When I was invited to meet Tracy and have her show me some moves, I jumped at the chance!
After we chatted, Tracy showed me and a few other lucky ladies a bit of what she does to train her clients. Tracy turned on some heart-pumping tunes and just started to move. Let me confess something before going any further. I am really not very coordinated. Actually, that’s probably an understatement. While I love working out and going to the gym, I think I would lose a dance-off with pre-schooler. Following along as Tracy danced around at the front of the studio was nearly impossible! Luckily we were facing mirrors so I got to see exactly how ridiculous I looked. Note to self: Stop busting out dance moves on the weekends.
Once we were done with our aerobic-like moves, it was time to hit the mat and work our legs. Between balancing moves that clearly required more core strength then I possess and about one trillion leg lifts, I was panting and sweating … and it had only been 20 minutes!
I struggled through the moves, but at least I wasn’t alone. Just about everyone in the room was wiping their brows and shooting one another apologetic looks after many near-miss kicks to the face. Tracy never shouted out instructions, like I’m used to in group fitness classes, so I was constantly trying looking up from the position I was in to see what to do next. At first this felt really confusing, but then I just started listening to the music and the moves flowed more easily!
The next day my glutes were so sore that I practically wanted to stand at my desk all day! At least I know I got a good workout in!
If you’re brave enough to want to try Tracy’s workouts at home, you can buy her Metamorphosis DVD‘s.
Even though I do work out, just trying a bit of Tracy’s method made me realize how much I really have to learn about fitness! I’m going to start working out with her dvd’s this week, but that’s a post for another day!