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If you’re not familiar with celebrity personal trainer Tracy Anderson, read these three articles and you’ll get about 15% of the story. She’s a known fraudster who has been sued multiple times for nonpayment of debts but more than that she judges women’s bodies and workouts. We haven’t talked about Tracy in over two years though. It’s possible celebrities haven’t heard her sketchy backstory, they haven’t read her interviews and are just going by friends recommending her. That’s all preface to this story about Anderson bragging about how her client, Tracee Ellis Ross, thanked her for her workouts. Anderson was at an event for Pattern Beauty, the haircare line that Ross founded. Anderson also said some weird things about aging.
“She’s an amazing person,” [Tracy Anderson], 46, told Us Weekly exclusively of [Tracee Ellis Ross] on Friday, May 14. “She’s so nice. … She loves to connect with life, and she texted me at the beginning of the pandemic a beautiful video of her thanking me for doing my live classes.”
The classes were open to the general public, not just celebrities, but the Golden Globe winner followed along at home like any non-famous fan.
“I just found it awesome that she took it upon herself to just open up her laptop and do the workout along with everyone else, from her home in that very real way,” Anderson told Us, adding that the star also does private sessions with trainers.
The wellness expert said Ross is “way too cool” for workouts that only focus on one area at a time. “She works on her whole body,” Anderson explained. “It’s really underdeveloped to say, like, ‘Oh, I only want to work on this,’ or ‘I only want to work on that.’ It’s all connected. … She respects her whole body and she works on her whole body.”
Though [Ross] stays extremely busy, Anderson noted that “she definitely gets her workout in” at least three times a week.
“She’s always been stunning,” [Anderson] told Us. “She’s always been healthy. So I feel like, for my work with her, it was just about keeping all of her natural beauty ageless. I think that there’s not enough respect and recognition [of] just keeping your body from aging, you know?”
Anderson had to get a dig in there about other workouts being inferior. While it may be true that the Tracy Anderson workouts are “open to the public,” you have to pay $90 a month to get her on-demand library and it costs more per class to attend a live class. I know some of you do her workouts and like them. It just bugs me that celebrities other than Gwyneth Paltrow are still giving her legitimacy. Also maybe she meant that you can slow the effects of aging by working out but you can’t “keep your body from aging.” It’s true that Tracee Ellis Ross looks ageless. I just wish her bullsh-t meter was calibrated right.