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Beyonce Yoga

beyonce-7-11Time: 1 hour
Areas worked: Legs
Equipment needed: None

For ages I’ve been wanting to try out Beyonce dance classes- they have them in Melbourne! But due to my pain issues I’ve been putting it off as I was scared it would make my symptoms worse, so I decided to ease my way in by trying Bey Yoga, which is run by the same people. Bey Yoga is a yoga class conducted to Beyonce’s more chilled out songs and includes some Beyonce choreography such as low wide squats. The class is good for all levels, there’s room to push yourself if you need to for example with headstands, but the majority of the moves are thankfully doable although they still feel like they’re working your body. The class was predominately yoga flow but varied in that there was some bar work involved as well. As you would expect, the instructor looked cool enough to be a Beyonce backing dancer. Although I do yoga regularly it was really good to have my form corrected. One of the Beyonce moves was a low squat with ankle raises which was really intense on my inner thighs, all my years of Tracy hadn’t prepared me for those! The room was warm (I don’t think it was heated, it was just to being a warm day) so I definitely sweated and my muscles were really shaking at points. It was definitely a really thorough workout.

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Tracy Anderson TAVA Throb

Cardio time: 18 minutes
Breakdown time: 4 minutes

In week 99 of streaming the TAVA routine is presented by Olivia and Lashonna. This dance is structured slightly differently from the previous TAVA routines in that the the first 16 minutes the dance is performed by repeating different sections over and over which is a great on the go learning technique, similar to the Thanksgiving Cardio. Then there’s a 4 minute step by step breakdown section if you need extra guidance followed by the remaining 2 minutes of the dance being performed in full. This is also different in that you get 18 minutes of cardio time, whereas the longest streaming TAVA routine prior to this was Beyonce 7/11 at 8 minutes, with the rest being 3 minutes or under.

The dance itself isn’t too challenging, although I’m by no means perfect, I think the sheer amount of times you perform the routine throughout this makes it a lot easier. The routine is performed to dance versions of “Me Too’ by Meghan Trainor. “Erotic City” by Prince, “Good Girl” (unfortunately) by DJ Jessie Cole, “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson, “Holding Back the Years” by Simply Red, “Holding On” by Disclosure and “Throb” by Janet Jackson

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Tracy Anderson’s Cardio DVDs in order

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Tracy Anderson Oh Yay Arms


Time: 1 minute
Areas worked: Arms
Equipment needed: None

How gorgeous is Tracy’s trainer Amanda?! Total JLo lookalike, I really love her energy and positivity. This video shows Amanda taking the attain class- these are the same leg moves as streaming, so it gives you an idea of what the moves are like if you haven’t signed up. If you are already on streaming, the arms in the attain classes vary from the arms performed by Tracy in her masterclass so this is new material for you.

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Tracy Anderson Today Summer Abs without the Situps

Time: 2 minutes
Areas worked: Abs
Equipment needed: None

These moves are really nice and simple and they’ll do great things for your posture & lower back. You’ll have to repeat the planking moves on the opposite side.

Check out the moves here

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Tracy Anderson With You Legs

Time: 1 minute
Areas worked: Legs
Equipment needed: Ankle weights

This move is a bit tricky, but that’s all part of the Tracy Anderson Method charm! It’s just difficult to work out where the second move angle is supposed to go and which part you’re aiming to be working.

no imiTAtors 👊🏻

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Tracy Anderson 1 minute Legs


Time: 1 minute
Areas worked: Legs
Equipment needed: Ankle weights

As Tracy moves go this isn’t too challenging, although it will get your heart rate up and you’ll get a nice stretch too.

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Tracy Anderson Ain’t Your Mama Body Challenge Day 2

Time: 1 minute
Areas worked: Legs
Equipment needed: None

Like so many of Tracy’s moves this takes some getting used to and you may find that one side is easier than the other. It helps if you make sure you keep your supporting hand right under your shoulder.

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