Celebrity Fitness Instructor Opens Up TriBeCa Studio
If you long for Madonna's stamina or legs like Gwyneth Paltrow, a celebrity fitness trainer who just opened her own studio in New York says she has the workout solution for you. NY1 Health & Fitness reporter Kafi Drexel got a first-hand look and filed the following report.
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Celebrity fitness trainer Tracy Anderson says she does not just set the bar high when it comes to the equipment she uses. She also promises big results for even those who are not on the big screen.
"There isn't a person I can't change," she says. "There isn't a butt I can't make perfect."
With a guarantee like, it's hard to resist learning some of her custom moves she is teaching at her newly-opened Tracy Anderson Method Studio in TriBeCa.
"With my method, everyone can have it. I can't become 5 foot 10 like Gwyneth, but if you put us next to each other, our arms are the same shape," Anderson says. "Our butts are the same shape. We don't have cellulite."
Anderson says she can help any woman get what she calls that "teeny tiny dancer body." In order to do so, she works your smaller, accessory muscles through fitness systems she's developed, which incorporates bars, cubes, and elastic bands, mixed with dance movements. Anderson has even designed her own body reformer similar to what you might find in a Pilates studio.
"I have a system of over 3,000 moves. All kinds of equipment that's never been seen before in the industry," she explains. "And I knit the muscles and re-engineer the muscular structure against genetics, against problem areas, to really give women what they want."
Anderson's cube and bar system is meant to help you challenge coordination while you work on those smaller muscle groups. Because Anderson is against using heavy weights to build strength, her custom-bands offer up another kind of resistance.
A huge part of the reason Anderson says she's developed all this equipment and created all those moves is because she's all about switching it up, and if you don't do that, your body can't change.
"That's why if you start yoga, you say, 'Oh, I started this new yoga class or yoga-lates class, and it's giving me all these results,' it's because it's something new that you're doing," she explains. "And then all of a sudden, you become static, right? You don't see results anymore; you hit a plateau. If you're in my gym, then you're getting custom content. You're getting programs created for you specifically for you every 10 days."
Getting into the celebrity trainer's gym does cost celebrity dollars – about $900.00 a month. But Anderson is also reaching out to the masses with DVDs and a string of other videos accessible on the web.