Does the Tracy Anderson Method work?

category_dress80DOES THE TRACY ANDERSON METHOD WORK? – It was 10 am in Brazil and a sweet voice thick with sleep answered. It sounded as if I had woken her up after a hard night and, of course, I had. As Madonna’s  personal trainer on the star’s Hard Candy tour, Tracy Anderson had probably had a late one. This was 2008.

Now the trainer is a star in her own right. I was supposed to be interviewing her image-4-for-cos-tracy-anderson-gallery-882137510for The Independent newspaper, but even back then my editor declined because she was too much of a celeb. Shooting to fame after she sculpted Gwyneth Paltrow’s body, she now owns a chain of gyms, has designed a line of workout gear, masterminded a food programme and produced a fitness programme (The Tracy Anderson Method) followed by millions. She’s developed a workout machine, a workout for men, teenagers and pregnant women; there’s a juice line in the pipes, detox weeks, hair salons, wellness shakes; she’s far too busy to actually train celebrities herself. Continue reading

Sweet Teeth Two

category_drink80SWEET TEETH TWO – My exercise guru, Tracy Anderson, recently depressed me by saying one should eat avocados, adding, ‘Treat them like hamburgers, make a whole meal of one.’ Fortunately, she has redeemed herself by saying she never goes anywhere without a bar of chocolate in her handbag.

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Here are some sweet treats that are really quite good for you, gluten-free and protein-rich. They’re from Gwyneth Paltrow’s book, It’s All Good.

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