Celeb trainer Tracy Anderson first piqued my interest years ago when Gwyneth Paltrow praised her for transforming her “dumpy” butt.
Back in 2011, Paltrow told Self Magazine, “I never thought that I’d be considered to have a good body. I was bony up top and kind of dumpy on the bottom. But my trainer, Tracy Anderson, completely changed my legs, butt, arms and stomach. I feel better than ever, too.”
At the time I related to Paltrow’s plight. I, too, was bony on top but unshapely and definitely not very toned on the bottom, particularly around my hips, thighs, and butt. I was inspired by Paltrow’s transformation, so I decided to try out Anderson’s Metamorphosis program for the first time.
Anderson’s intensive DVD series includes customized workouts for specific body types, including Abcentric, Hipcentric, Glutecentric, and Omnicentric (you can take a quick quiz to determine your body shape). I identified with the Hipcentric pear-shaped body shape back then, so I purchased the appropriate DVD set and waited anxiously for it to arrive. My dumpy butt, unshapely hips, and thighs depended on it.
As soon as I finished the first DVD in the series, I was hooked. As a former dancer, I loved the dance cardio component and I really felt — and later witnessed — the difference in my body with Anderson’s muscular structure work that’s designed to target problem areas and address the imbalances of each specific body shape.