Tracy Anderson is a fraud. She’s a “celebrity trainer” who used to be in business with Madonna, but now she’s in business with Gwyneth Paltrow. Anderson has a long history of financial shenanigans, as well as not being the best “trainer” in the world. Tracy’s “Method” of training involves a drastic caloric reduction and the ability to devote hours and hours every day to cardio. She gets results – but it would be hard to NOT get results when you tell your clients to only eat 800 calories a day while working out for two hours a day, you know? Anyway, Tracy Anderson recently gave birth to her second child, a daughter, in May of this year. I had forgotten that she was pregnant, and I have no memory of hearing anything about her birth. But now that Tracy has had her baby, she wants to tell the mothers of the world: “You’re doing it wrong!” “It” being “everything”. Because this fraudster wants to body-shame women for letting their figures go during and after pregnancy:
Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson has been credited for sculpting the bodies of Hollywood’s top stars and transforming them into “momshells,” and now the fitness guru is revealing her own rapid baby weight loss while criticizing women who take longer to lose the weight.
“A lot of women use pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go, and that’s the worst thing,” Anderson told DuJour magazine in their September issue, while revealing how she lost the weight within six weeks after having daughter, Penelope, in May.
“I’ve seen so many women who come to me right after (having children) with disaster bodies that have gone through hell, or they come to me years later and say, ‘Oh, my body is like this because I had three kids.’”
The trainer, who rose to fame when she got Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow in super ripped shape, revealed how she put on a healthy 30 pounds during her pregnancy by avoiding overeating and by working out.
The modest weight gain was dramatically different from her first pregnancy when Tracy struggled to slim down after giving birth to son Sam in 1988 after piling on about 60 pounds by gorging on milkshakes and hot dogs.
“I feel like I’ve lived an entire lifetime since then,” said the former dancer who went on to create tough Tracy Anderson Method workout.
Despite being famous for her tight, toned body, Tracy admitted that it was still tough to get back into shape after giving birth the second time around and she still has 10 pounds to go to reach her ideal weight.
“For 13 years I’ve been jumping around, dancing at such high levels all over the world and with no sleep for multiple hours a day. I thought, ‘Please, I can bust out an hour of dance aerobics, no problem.’ Wrong!” she said.
“I know that the journey of getting back to your best level of performance physically is very hard, but it’s an incredibly empowering place to be.”
I’ll never understand how some women feel the need to shame other women over something as individual and personal as how much weight you gain during a pregnancy. When that kept happening to Jessica Simpson, it really, really bothered me too. What’s the BFD? Why are some women just so flat-out offended that other women gain more than 40 pounds during their pregnancy? And not every woman has the time or the resources to A) stay in shape during her pregnancy or B) get back into shape after giving birth right away. Why is it a competition? Why is it “Well, this was my experience so it must be everyone else’s”? UGH. As I said in that Maggie Gyllenhaal thread last week – I’m a judgy person, and to a certain extent, I judge sh-t for a living on this site. But even I have my limits, you know? I don’t know what health issues a pregnant woman has had or is having, and I think these broad, sweeping statements declaring an out-of-shape postpartum body as “the worst thing” to be grossly offensive.
Photos courtesy of Fame, DuJour Mag, WENN.