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Tracy Anderson TAVA Red Alert

Cardio time: 19 minutes
Breakdown time: 5 minutes
Equipment needed: None

In week 103 of streaming the TAVA routine is from the London studio. The breakdown section is at the beginning and then then small sections of the routine are repeated over and over up to tempo which is great as you can really nail each section. The dance is ok, although I prefer LDN more and also it feels like you’d burn more calories though going for a walk.

The dance is performed to Basement Jaxx “Red Alert”, Bruno Mars- “24K Magic”, Sofi Tukker “Drinkee”, Notorious B.I.G. “Mo Money Mo Problems”, Skepta “That’s Not Me”.

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Tracy Anderson Video Streaming for Beginners Week 11

Trainer Breakdown

You will need to follow the Trainer Breakdown before proceeding with the workout as due to the camera angle in the class you’ll miss that Tracy dips from her left hand to her elbow during the first leg move. This week’s breakdown is taken by Evan and she gives lots of detailed helpful instructions which you may miss or not even think about if you just follow the workout

Masterclass

Time: 32 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs and stomach
Equipment needed: 1lb hand weights (Tracy uses 3lbs), 1lb ankle weights X3 (Tracy uses 2X 1.5 lb and 1X 1.5lb), a towel, a smooth surface to slide down and extra support for your knees if you need it.

The trouble with a lot of the streaming for beginners classes is they’re not actually for beginners. Most of them are her normal masterclasses with sections cut out to make it a shorter workout and as there are no beginners masterclasses on the timetable at her studios none of these are designed for beginners. So the best way to ensure you’re doing a streaming workout for beginners is if Tracy is just taking the class by herself or with other instructors, like in Week 11. In fact week 11 is the first beginners streaming class that doesn’t include clients so we know it’s just designed for us, at home beginners.

This class takes place in the East Hampton Studio. This workout follows the format of 2 songs for non weighted arms/stretches, 2 songs for arms with weights, the leg series and then crunches. The level is pretty easy, if you were to compare it to meta day 1-10 it’s a lot easier as there are lower reps of the moves and they’re just easier moves. This doesn’t mean that you won’t get a good workout!

The arms are fun and quite satisfying, the stretches are really good and you feel like you’re getting a lot of movement. There is a small amount of jumping, which I’m not a fan of, but it’s only a little bit so it’s ok.

The leg moves aren’t too challenging, I used a thicker mat during this workout as there is a leg move which you have to swivel your knee on. Although Tracy uses 2 ankle weights on one leg during certain moves it’s actually not that hard and those particular moves are quite basic.

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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 TAVA LDN

img_6264Cardio time: 3 minutes
Breakdown time: 2 minutes
Equipment needed: None

In week 96 of streaming the TAVA routine is from the London team (yay gooo the Brits!). It’s aptly named LDN and is performed to “Can’t Go Wrong” by Wiley.

The breakdown is pretty short as is the dance. The dance sequence is short which makes it easier, it’s very hip hop (matching the music), I didn’t nail the moves on the first go but they’re definitely a lot easier than some of the other TAVA dances.

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Tracy Anderson Video Streaming for Beginners Week 2

Trainer Breakdownimg_6262

This week’s breakdown is taken by lovely Maria Davidson who cued Tracy in the class. This week’s breakdown is really thorough and also includes details for the abs section which is sometimes left without a breakdown. Like Stacey in week one, Maria offers modifications for the moves. These are for the standing legs section and part of the floor leg workout. Maria is so graceful, flexible and good at moving, and really involves her whole body so it’s really inspiring to work out to and makes you realise that no part of you is static in any of the moves, everything’s really involved, which makes it all the more difficult! Not just physically but mentally you have to be so much more aware and not switch off.

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Time: 49 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs and stomach
Equipment needed: 1lb weights hand weights, 1lb ankle weights, extra support for your knees if you need it

This workout has progressed from week one in that Tracy employs the use of ankle weights, although not all the way through the leg series like she does in her advanced masterclasses and she only wears an ankle weight on the working leg, this is until you get to the abs section where you have an ankle weight on each leg. Like the first beginners class the arms are quite slow and basic and the legs aren’t too challenging. I like that the leg section begins with standing legs which is a nice variation and really means you have to work on your balance. In the breakdown section Maria suggests that you can use something to support yourself while doing these moves which I foolishly sneered at but when following the moves up to tempo in class there were a couple of times when I had to drop the leg I was supposed to be working back down. Even though the moves are all pretty easy, there are a couple of moves that are mean on the knees! So you may want to get some extra support for them; there’s one where you’re shifting backwards and forwards from balancing on your knee and another where you have to do that horrible swivel move on your knee. The abs moves aren’t immediately obvious as there isn’t any crunches or standing abs, but they’re working during the section when you’re leaning back on your forearms and lifting your legs in front of you and the leg move near the end where you’re pulsing in and out. Out of all of the areas worked you’ll feel it most on your hips.

The playlist is quite fun, it includes an upbeat Avril Lavigne track and old skool Britney.

I really enjoyed this class, unfortunately due to a health condition I’m not able to regularly do as much exercise as I’d like to so when I do a longer workout I do find that I have to take some breaks (especially when I did the Transform series- that was killer!) but this was actually really easy and I didn’t have to take any breaks, it was also much easier than level 1 of Metarmorphosis.

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Tracy Anderson TAVA Handclap

img_6154Breakdown time: 1 minute
Cardio time: 1 minute
Equipment needed: None

In week 95 of streaming we got this fun dance. I like that the music matches the choreography of the dance- handclaps performed to Fitz and the Tantrums “Handclap”. This dance is performed in the newishly opened Church Street studio. This dance is quite simple, although I say that having not mastered it the first time around!  There isn’t a thorough breakdown but hopefully the simplicity of the dance makes up for it. There is quite a bit of jumping so it’s not as low impact as I would like, but thankfully it’s not all the way through. The positive energy from the trainers is a definite bonus and love that one of them’s English 🙂

Tracy Anderson TAVA LDN

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Tracy Anderson TAVA D.R.A.M. Cha Cha

img_5990Cardio time: 2 minutes
Breakdown time: 3 minutes
Equipment needed: None

In week 94 of streaming, TAVA returns to the more traditional Latina TAVA style. The breakdown does offer a bit more explanation than previous weeks but it would be great to have some more run throughs before it’s done to music.

Tracy Anderson TAVA Heavenly

Tracy Anderson TAVA Handclap

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