Tracy Anderson Video Streaming for Beginners

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Praise be as Tracy has released Video Streaming for Beginners!

Tracy originally released Video Streaming in December 2014- see all the information here. This was Tracy’s most comprehensive workout to date, offering amazing playlists that change with each new workout (no more going insane to the metamorphosis soundtrack), the great atmosphere of being in the class, the excitement of regular celebrity spots (Sally Pressman is a masterclass regular and one week Gwyneth walks through the class and offers us a wave) and the feeling that we (all the real timers) are “in this together” as we are each doing the same workout every week. Unfortunately the streaming workouts aren’t for everyone as they can be pretty long- almost 2 hours, have a lot of jumping and the moves are quite challenging, which is great if you’re up to that level but if you’re a beginner, suffer with adrenal fatigue, are time poor, are getting over an illness or have injuries that prevent you from doing the majority of the moves you can feel really left out. I happen to fall into one of those categories as my bad knees currently prevent me from doing a lot of jumping at the moment so TA Real time wasn’t possible for me (despite having given it a really good go!).

Tracy recommends newbies to the method follow the following route: Beginners DVDs, Metamorphosis, then after level 4.1 she recommends getting onto live streaming (the advanced class) so that’s after over 3 years of doing the method, which involves building up your stamina, strengthening your muscles, becoming familiar with her moves and mastering your form, so it’s not the best thing just to jump straight into, although having said that some people have jumped into streaming without following that complete route (the majority were quite a way into metamorphosis) and have thrived, this won’t be the case for everyone and it is a big investment so you don’t want to go into streaming without being prepared.

Thankfully now every week there will be TWO streaming videos available- the existing advanced masterclasses and streaming for beginners. If this is down to the new CEO she’s a genius.

Week 1

As with the normal streaming there are two videos provided- Trainer Breakdown and the Masterclass.

Trainer Breakdown

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This week’s trainer breakdown is taken by Stacey and she gives a much more thorough introduction then is given with the normal streaming videos. She really explains everything in detail and offers multiple modifications for the majority of the moves. It’s worth following the breakdown before you move onto the masterclass for beginners as the angle isn’t amazingly clear on the camera so it can be easy to not follow the moves correctly or mess up your form.

Masterclass

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Time: 54 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs, stomach
Equipment needed: 1b weights, towel

The beginners masterclass is broken down into the following:

  • Stretches
  • Standing arms
  • Step touch dance cardio
  • Weighted arms (that include some standing abs work)
  • Step touch dance cardio
  • Leg work on the floor

The differences between the normal streaming and the beginners streaming is the following:

Duration– the beginners streaming class is only 1 hour long whereas the normal masterclasses so far can go up to being 1 hour and 50 minutes long.

Cardio– the beginners streaming doesn’t involve ANY jumping whereas the normal streaming includes jumping arms, jumping weighted arms and dance cardio. The cardio on the beginners streaming is all step touching with is such a god send for my poor knees!! I’m so happy that I have access to a streaming workout that I’m able to do all the way through without modifying.

Speed of movements– the beginner arms and stretches are performed quite slowly whereas the normal masterclass are a lot quicker.

Complexity and difficulty of moves– the beginner moves are a LOT easier and less complex that the masterclass moves, there aren’t any planks for a start.

Use of ankle weights in the normal streaming classes Tracy employs at least 3 ankle weights per session, with a recent masterclass including 3 ankle weights on ONE LEG totalling in 6lbs with one ankle weight on the other. In the beginner streaming Tracy doesn’t include ankle weights.

This beginners class seems to be less crowded then the other masterclass, maybe because it’s at a beginners level, although Sally Pressman’s still there, I’m not too sure why she is as she’s obviously not a beginner, maybe she was just supporting Tracy.

Compared to Tracy’s other beginner DVDs this workout is harder simply due to the duration- the longest other Beginners workout that Tracy has released is The Method for Beginners Disc 2 which is 30 minutes long. So while the moves aren’t difficult doing this will increase your stamina if you’re accustomed to doing shorter DVDs.

This week’s beginners floor work has a lot of focus on the hips, so moves where you’re lying on your side. The moves aren’t too difficult, the only more challenging moves are one where you push a towel along on the floor simultaneously to moving your leg and a move where you’re kneeling on one leg while the other extends to the side.

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11 thoughts on “Tracy Anderson Video Streaming for Beginners

  1. Jodie

    This is great and glad you are able to do the workouts , being injured is no fun.

    Thank you for keeping us uptodate with all this. I have a question though, after metamorphosis I know she has continuity and meta is there another one after I am trying to figure out the correct order. Or if I missed a post with it, please share the link to it. Thanks

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    1. ljgodbolt Post author

      Hi Jodie,

      Thanks for commenting and glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 I’m so glad I can work out with Tracy again!

      Tracy has loads of other DVDs apart from metamorphosis, continuity and her streaming series eg perfect design series, precision toning and 30 day method, here’s a link to all of them in chronological and recommended order: https://fittyblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/tracy-andersons-dvds-in-order/

      I hope that helps. The recommended order includes ALL of her DVDs, so it depends what your goal is, if you’re keen to skip some of them Tracy has said you can do her beginner dvds, move onto metamorphosis and complete it until it finishes (after Year 4 months 1-3) and then you’ll be ready for live streaming.

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  2. Natalie Woodroof

    Hello

    I’ve been doing the Tracy Anderson for two weeks now her original first dvd she maid. Can you advise how long do I need to this one before I move up.

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  3. Natalie Woodroof

    Hello again

    I’ve now started the meta Omnicentric six weeks ago now which I am really enjoying and I have notice a change in my shape. I do it six times a week. What I would like to ask you is when I’m finished the 90 days do you think I should start the live streaming for beginners.

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    1. ljgodbolt Post author

      Hi Natalie, Glad to hear you’re enjoying doing meta and you’re seeing results, yay! I asked some other people their opinions on your question to try and get the best response for you. Some say completing year 1 of meta is important, that there’s a lot to get out of meta because the sequences follow and build on each other which isn’t the case with beginners streaming but it’s ultimately down to you, streaming is a lot more expensive then metamorphosis, but the music is really good and a lot more motivating. You could potentially try beginners streaming and just sign up for a month and see how you get on, just depends on what you’d rather do. Tracy has said for those that want to do the advanced streaming you should complete all of metamorphosis which is 3 years and 3 months long, but obviously you don’t have to do that. The advanced class is quite challenging and you’d want to build up to that otherwise you’ll find it impossible! Also time wise the advanced classes are a lot longer. With the beginners streaming unfortunately it doesn’t seem much of a priority with the other streaming, they do seem to be improving but there have been weeks where they haven’t posted a new beginners class or sometimes they post an advanced class in the beginners section because they haven’t recorded an advanced one so you get the impression that if you’re just doing beginners you’re unfortunately not a priority. Let me know what you decide to do!

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  4. Natalie Woodroof

    Hello
    Thank you for the reply earlier in the year. I’m just given you an update to where I am with TA.
    I’ve trained six days a week now on meta alongside the New York City ballet DVDs. I think I’m ready to challenge myself with the live streaming class. I’m a small petite frame and slender so it’s not really weight loss I’m looking to loose, more to tone and sculpt and get a great shape which so far I have achieved by myself, but it does tend to get a bit boring doing it alone. What I’m trying to say is I might sign up for a month like you suggested and test the water with the beginners class or the advance its always good to hear another opinion. Thank you for your replies.

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  5. Natalie Woodroof

    also if I was to sign up for a month try can I do it with the advance class or just with the beginners class?

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    1. ljgodbolt Post author

      Hey Natalie,

      How far have you gotten with meta? How are the New York Ballet DVDs? Yes if you sign up for streaming on any basis it gives you access to the advanced class, the beginners class and the cardio and the tava cardio- basically all the material 🙂 let me know what you think and how you get on 😀

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  6. Natalie Woodroof

    Thank you. I have now decided to start the live streaming beginners class this week so I will let you know how I get on. The New City York ballet is great I would definitely recommend it. And meta i didn’t complete the whole dvd but it was a massive help in shaping my body along with the ballet.

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