Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 64

Thread: Tracy Anderson can give you a body like Madonna's

  1. #31
    Elite Member Novice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Beyond Caring, then hang a left.


    I'm persuasive like that! LOL!
    "I don't know what I am to them, maybe a penguin XD" - Tiny Pixie

  2. #32
    Elite Member cmmdee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Eva's Love Den


    ^ Damn, Novice! Thanks for breaking it down.
    She sounds like a hustler/douche.

    The money part is awful but that thing about her not being certified with dietary things and shelling our diets to people is overall skeezy to me. That's fucked up. Well, it's all fucked up.

  3. #33
    Elite Member Mrs P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008


    Looking at her diet plan, it sounds like the woman has a deal with Kashi.

  4. #34
    Elite Member Voodoo Child's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Sweet Down Under!


    I'm probably the only one who thinks she looks hot in the first pic!

  5. #35
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! buttmunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005


    I read some of the stuff at one of the links and I'm now waiting for her to fuck over her celeb pals. Her body? It's like a gymnast...Mary Lou Retton with tits.
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
    --Sinclair Lewis

  6. #36
    Elite Member KristiB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005


    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post

    So, you see thats why I'm waiting for her to cut & run on Gwynnie when a "bigger" star comes along....

    Scarlett Johansson

    The actress who was once renowned for her hourglass curves now does daily workouts with Gwyneth and fitness expert Tracy Anderson. Star magazine says she has lost 14 pounds.

  7. #37
    Silver Member firecrotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006


    In the YouTube video , she recommends you do 60 to 80 or even 100 reps of each exercise.

  8. #38
    Hit By Ban Bus! AliceInWonderland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    you already know.


    what an idiot. no wonder her body looks starved for rest! just like madonnas. im sorry but i dont like it and dont think its acceptable when a woman's thighs dont touch, its wierd and boyish.

  9. #39
    Elite Member LaFolie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Wow, she looks ludicrous!!!
    On avance, on avance, on avance...

  10. #40
    Elite Member FierceKiten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    The Neverlands


    Quote Originally Posted by AliceInWonderland View Post
    Im sorry but i dont like it and dont think its acceptable when a woman's thighs dont touch...
    I love that one!

  11. #41
    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Default Tracy Anderson can give you a body like Madonna's

    Exercise guru Tracy Anderson, below, has been credited with creating Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow’s sculpted superstar bodies. But can anyone achieve a perfectly toned physique? YOU’s Amy Williams tests her stamina in a work-out with the queen of lean

    Within minutes of meeting Tracy Anderson she has made me a promise – she can give me Gwyneth Paltrow’s legs, Madonna’s arms, and, yes, if I want – and who wouldn’t – a Kylie bottom, too. Natural body shape no obstacle; love of food not a problem; age, athleticism and genetics irrelevant.
    According to Tracy, if I commit to an hour of her exercise regime six days a week, for the rest of my life, just like Gwynnie and Madge (whose remarkable bodies she proudly takes responsibility for), a ‘teeny, tiny, lean and mean’ figure will be mine. Voilà.
    Even without the endorsement of her stellar clients (both of whom provide glowing references on the fitness DVD she released earlier this year), Tracy, 34, is a walking advert for what she calls the Tracy Anderson Method – a daily work-out which combines pilates-style exercises with aerobic dance routines. At just over 5ft tall and weighing six and a half stone, Tracy personifies teeny tiny.

    She is perfectly toned without being skinny – there are no ribs on show, everything just looks very, very tight. But, as she admits, it has taken some serious work to look this good. ‘People think this is natural; that because I’m short I’m naturally slim, too,’ she says. ‘But, naturally, I’m built like my dad…and he’s built like Danny DeVito.’
    While I can’t help but find her pledges to reinvent my body slightly far-fetched (Kylie’s bottom pretty please, but really?) there is a refreshing honesty to Tracy. She is candid about the struggle with her own weight, about growing up in Indiana spending her teens going from ‘gimmick to gimmick’ in an attempt to slim down, despite never being very overweight, and she is passionate about refusing to sell others similar pipe dreams.
    ‘You name it, I tried it. I went through phases where I ate only a lettuce a day, and I remember wishing that I had an eating disorder, how ridiculous is that!’ she says. ‘I’m giving people the option not to waste their time. I’m not pretending the dance regimes on my DVD are easy, but if you perfect them, they will give you results.’

    YOU writer Amy, right, gets into step with Tracy

    Tracy Anderson began the extraordinary transformation of her own body in the mid-1990s after struggling at ballet school in New York where teachers told her that she had the talent but lacked the necessary physique to make it as a dancer (‘my thighs were chunky, my stomach stuck out a bit’). She hankered after the lean limbs and small waists of her peers and at one point blew her savings on a personal trainer, who she said made no difference at all.
    She dropped out of ‘fame school’ when she married Eric Anderson, a basketball player with the New York Knicks, in 1993 (they are now divorced, although he still works as her personal manager).
    Then she became pregnant with their son, Sam, now ten, and ‘ballooned’ by 60lb (double the recommended pregnancy weight gain). By this point Tracy was not prepared to wallow in her weight issues for a moment longer. So, in what must have seemed an unlikely move for a basketball Wag, she threw herself into the world of science and research, enlisting the help of the Knicks’ medical contacts, and following a gut instinct that ‘there had to be another way’ to alter her God-given body shape.

    Tracy, right, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna

    The result, after five years of trials, using 150 volunteers and a substantial helping of single-minded determination, was her Method. And it worked – some volunteers cancelled weight-loss surgery after achieving miraculous results with Tracy.
    ‘What I found was this: muscles get smart fast but they get stupid even faster,’ she explains. ‘So you work out and they’ll strengthen and you’ll get fitter, but they are lazy and they get bored, and when muscles get bored they stop working for you. That’s why so many people plateau with fitness regimes and start loading the weight on again.’
    The secret, Tracy deduced, is to utilise your ‘accessory’ muscles (the little behind-the-scenes ones that support the big ones) and to change constantly the muscles you are working out so they don’t get bored.
    She devised more than 1,000 moves so that ‘even if you train six times a week, your muscles will never get bored’, and invented the Hybrid Body Reformer, an exercise machine based on a system of pulleys that she still refuses to mass produce, despite the fact it could make her a fortune, reasoning that people might not use it correctly but still expect miracle results. ‘I don’t want to play with people’s emotions like that,’ she says.

    Listening to Tracy you realise how precise her Method is, why she’s been hailed as an ‘organic plastic surgeon’, a saviour for a world that’s tiring of the nip/tuck look: ‘If you want to move your waist an inch higher, we can do that,’ she says.
    Is this what Madonna asks for I wonder, body alterations inch by inch? ‘Well, she knows I can shape her into precisely what she believes she can be.’ I can just imagine Madonna, in regulation high-cut leotard, jumping around her private studio, suggesting a couple of jazzy new moves. Tracy demurs. ‘She would never say to me, “Oh, I thought this little step would make my butt tighter.” She’s smart, she knows what she’s good at and what I’m good at. And we both put in the hours to achieve that body.’
    And ‘that body’ has proved a precious commodity for them both. Madonna got the Louis Vuitton ad campaign at 50, Tracy’s fitness DVD went straight to number two in the charts (beaten only by Davina McCall) and she will soon open gyms in New York and possibly London. Currently, however, no amount of money will buy you a personal session with Ms Anderson (to the annoyance of her assistant, Tim, who tells me he’d be a very rich man if he had a dollar for the number of people who ask).
    That’s because Madonna and Gwyneth – who was first trained by Tracy on the set of Iron Man in 2006 – have cleverly bagged her on a full-time, live-in basis, which, in reality, works like a timeshare. Last year she trained the Queen of Pop for four hours a day on her world tour (and has even trained her on her birthday and Christmas Day) while getting Gwyneth’s legs red carpet-ready via video link.

    This year she’ll be with Gwyneth on the set of Iron Man 2 in Los Angeles. Tracy is, it seems, now an essential in their lives. Her son joins her on tour and hangs out with Apple and Rocco and co, and she is as well known at restaurants such as Locanda Locatelli (where she is heading that evening for steak and brownie sundae) as the A-listers themselves.

    ‘Madonna loves cupcakes and Gwyneth’s buckwheat pancakes are to die for. They eat well, they just work hard too’

    That I have secured the chance to train with Tracy seems remarkable. At our work-out I have to admit that, having just returned from a holiday with friends, the focus of which was inevitably food and drink, I feel a little guilty. Surely such indulgences are not allowed on the Tracy Anderson Method? ‘My method is about the exercising, not the eating. I mean, boy, can I eat. Sometimes I get out of control too,’ she says, to my instant relief. ‘I’ll have croissants for breakfast and burritos for lunch and two desserts and then cupcakes later.
    I mean, please! I’m not saying you should be bad every meal, but if you work out, you should never have to feel guilty.’ Tracy may be the kind of girl who would rather live off McDonald’s and keep exercising than forgo the work-outs for a lifetime of green salads, but surely she can’t tell me that Madonna ever eats cupcakes? ‘Absolutely! Especially those red velvet ones. And Gwyneth’s buckwheat pancakes are to die for. They do eat well, I promise you. They just work hard too.’

    Tracy is understandably defensive of her clientele, and keen to counter criticism that she is emerging as a sort of Rachel Zoe (the Hollywood stylist blamed for the size zero look) of the fitness world, creating unrealistic body ideals. She is evidently a little put out by the fact that I had casually polled a few men on Madonna, and none of them claimed to find her ultra-honed physique sexy.

    ‘Well, that’s their opinion. But some people will think she is the hottest thing they’ve ever seen. If you see her in her shows she’s unreal.’ What many people find difficult to fathom, I suggest, is the premium Madonna places on her physical appearance and the astonishing discipline nearing, surely, on addiction that is required.
    ‘That’s just another criticism of her. Because she looks 19, and people can’t get their heads around that. I mean, of course, it’s not healthy to over-exercise. When we work out I am not whipping her nonstop, we stretch and we relax.’

    Gwyneth shows off her red-carpet legs

    The Madonna routine Tracy puts me through is packed with small, precise, fast-paced dance moves that take me back to grade 5 ballet. The soundtrack is ‘Give it 2 Me’ by Madonna (who apparently hates training to her own tunes, though Tracy will often insist, claiming they are the only ones that have just the right tempo).
    The constant bouncing around gets my heart rate up within minutes and because I have to concentrate on the routine I barely notice.
    ‘It takes time and patience. Gwyneth was never a dancer, but she is now,’ she says spurring me on, while giving 100 per cent to the routine herself – she always works out fully with clients.
    With summer wardrobes on every girl’s mind, I ask Tracy if there is a work-out she can show me geared to, say, getting a bikini-flat stomach. She is not impressed.
    ‘Bikini dieting is the silliest mindset I’ve ever heard. I don’t get why people put themselves through hell to achieve a single moment looking a certain way, only to say on day one of their vacation, “OK, I can stop now.” It’s the most evil game to play with yourself.

    Do this work-out daily, for the rest of your life. Then you’ll own your body and the beach won’t seem so daunting.’ Lucky, then, that it trumps the treadmill in the fun stakes, because I’ve also agreed to test out her DVD version for a month.
    But without my pocket trainer and a Mayfair studio I’m a little lost with the tricky moves and it’s not such an appealing option at 8pm, in a living room from which I’ve had to clear both the furniture and the flatmate.
    I do, however, put in the daily hour at the gym six days a week with Anderson-inspired vigour (even on my birthday – well, if it’s good enough for Madonna…) and for breakfast drink a green juice of kale, spinach and chard, as Tracy recommends, and, after two weeks, I feel lighter and brighter without having to cut calories.
    It is easy to see that if you were a star with photo shoots to worry about, and a fancy personal gym to dance about in and, vitally, Tracy and her Method on tap, you would be hooked, never again having to worry about your body looking its age. But does the miracle worker herself ever worry that she’ll lose her magic touch, or one day let herself go? ‘I do have nightmares that I might lose [my figure]…I’ve stayed between 93lb and 102lb for ten years now and if I gained a bit, yes, I would worry.’ And what of Madonna: can she stay looking 19 for ever? ‘In 20 years’ time? I reckon she’ll look 40,’ she smiles. ‘Only joking, I guarantee you she’ll look 25.’ We warned you here first.

    The Tracy Anderson Method: Dance Cardio Workout is out now on DVD, price £17.99. For more information, visit

    Tracy's work-out tips

    • Train for an hour daily. Thirty minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weights. Do it for six days a week, every week, for the rest of your life.
    • When using weights choose lighter ones (under 1.5kg) and do more repetitions. Heavy weights will make muscle bulky.If you can, watch yourself exercise in the mirror, and critique yourself as if you were a performer on a stage.
    • If you are working out, eat a ‘clean’ breakfast, such as green vegetable juice, then a light chicken or fish salad for lunch, because then you can occasionally indulge at dinner and you won’t feel so bad.
    • If you need to lose weight, avoid fats, even good ones. And if you go to a restaurant, be demanding — quiz the people who are serving you to make sure you know how they are cooking the food.
    ‘I can give you a body like Madonna’s AND Gwyneth's’: Meet the personal trainer to the stars | Mail Online

  12. #42
    Elite Member heart_leigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005


    Shit, Madonna's gladiator woman.

    I just want to look toned like this guru lady.
    Rock the fuck on!

  13. #43
    Elite Member Laurent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Out There


    Tracy Anderson can give you a body like Madonna's

  14. #44
    Elite Member TonjaLasagna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    East Coast


    I saw her work out with one of the Daily 10 girls and she's very impressive. If Tracy has a decent workout DVD, i'll buy it!!
    "the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone"

  15. #45
    Elite Member suede's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005


    I agree with a lot what she says, not everything but at least half - I wasn't expecting it but I do nonetheless.
    He who knows does not speak.
    He who speaks does not know.

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Body of missing Tracy, California girl found in suitcase
    By celeb_2006 in forum Crime and Punishment
    Replies: 119
    Last Post: June 28th, 2010, 10:51 AM
  2. Tracy Bingham's nose job
    By SVZ in forum Rhinoplasty
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: August 8th, 2008, 01:15 PM
  3. Replies: 52
    Last Post: July 5th, 2007, 09:08 AM
  4. don't give Aguilera wedding gifts, give to charity
    By muchlove in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: October 20th, 2005, 07:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts