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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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Tracy Anderson Ain’t Your Mama Body Challenge Day 3


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

Another brain challenging move from Tracy, the balancing aspect isn’t actually as hard as it looks, I found the hardest part to be going from plank to one knee on the floor, it feels so unnatural but no doubt that’s building new neural pathways just as Tracy intended.

Day 3 #aintyourmamabodychallenge You are all doing SO freaking amazing! 💚

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Tracy Anderson atTAin arms

Time: 1 minute
Areas worked: Arms
Equipment needed: Hand weights (I use 1lb, 3lbs are used in the clip)

I love it when Tracy Anderson’s trainers share snips of studio life on instagram, here are some arm moves from an atTain class filmed by Shanee Siracusa

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Tracy Anderson Sway Arms


Time: 1 minute
Areas worked: Arms
Equipment needed: Hand weights (Tracy uses 3lb, I use 1lb)

I really like the way these moves are edited to the music, if you’re following along it can get a bit confusing as she swaps sides, I find it easier if you follow all the moves on one side and then switch over.

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Tracee Ellis Ross’s Workout 5/5

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

I love that this move is so nice and easy!

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Tracy Anderson’s Method Express

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Time: 60 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs and stomach
Equipment needed: 1lb weights, 3lb weights, 1lb ankle weights

This DVD is divided into 6X 10 minute sections:

  • Arms
  • Bum
  • Abs
  • Legs
  • Arms and abs combined
  • Bum and legs combined

Although Tracy has previously released DVDs which can be divided up into smaller sections if you’re pressed for time, this is the shortest of each workout at 10 minutes each, Targeted Training Boot Camp has 3X 20 minute sections and Precision Toning has 4X 15 minute sections. Like the other DVDs, although each section can be a complete workout, Tracy prefers you do the whole DVD. I really like that this DVD is divided up into easy to digest chunks, even if you’re planning on doing the full DVD, it’s less intimidating when it’s done in sections.

This workout is set at a beginner/intermediate level as the moves aren’t too challenging, there are low reps; 10-20 reps of each move, it’s at a slow pace and Tracy really breaks down and nurses you through each move. For those of you used to doing streaming, this is a nice change as each of the moves are explained as you go along, however you won’t get as much of a workout as you do with streaming, but it might be good for days when you don’t want to go at full pace.

This DVD is shot in the same strange pretend Greek Island building location (with towels!) as Slim + Sculpt Cardio, is it supposed to be a spa?! It is nice to have the variation of Tracy being shot outside though.

There are a few awkward moments when the music cuts out for a long period of time, then randomly comes back in. You also hear a plane flying over.

Sculpted Arms and Shoulders

All of these moves are performed while standing up and Tracy employs the use of 5lb arm weights (gasp!) we’re not offered an explanation as to why 5lb weights are ok, instead of 3lbs, I’m really eager to find out why!

Tight and Tone Butt

In this section you will need 1lb ankle weights (Tracy says you can use 1.5 or 2.5, but nothing higher than that) and hand weights. I’m surprised to see Tracy performing squats in this section, she seems to be breaking all the rules!

Firm flat abs

There’s no equipment needed for this section. It’s nice to have a whole section dedicated to abs, very often you don’t get a lot of these in Tracy’s workouts, especially streaming, where there’s more focus on legs. I like the ab stretches and the imaginative positions that seem to target everywhere. I actually found this section harder than the butt, I think it was the planks that made it more difficult.

Long lean legs

For this section you’ll need ankle weights. All the moves involve long extensions of the legs- which would explain the title of “long lean legs”. There’s a move which I really like where you’re kneeling and with the other leg you bounce your heel on the floor seems to engage inner thigh muscles. There’s a scary/crazy standing bouncing side lunge move, that made me feel unstable (this is probably what she was planning).

Upper body express

For this section you’ll need 1lb and 3lb hand weights, the 3lb weights are for holding onto while doing the running plank/mountain climbers. Whereas in the first section all the arm moves were performed standing up, in this section you complete the arm moves while standing, on knees and lying down. There are lots of standing abs moves in this section. There is a super tiring move which involves lying on your stomach on the floor, then pushing up into a plank and then alternating with push up and leg lift, thankfully there’s only a few reps.

Lower body express

For this section you’ll need ankle weights. This is actually harder then the other two leg sections, I think it’s because you perform all the moves on one leg before moving onto the other, keeping your leg held up in between so offering no rest unlike the other leg sections where you swap more between moves.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Exercise Routine 10/10

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Time: 6 minutes
Areas worked: Legs
Equipment needed: Stick

Tracy demonstrates 3 moves that incorporate a broomstick handle. I really like these moves, apart from making sure the stick stays touching the ground they’re not too challenging. Watching this workout it’s hard to believe that Bethenny works out at the Tracy Anderson studios as her form is so bad! What must she be doing there?! There’s a horrible awkward bit at the end where Bethenny grabs Tracy’s bum and you can just see that Tracy feels really uncomfortable about it and gets giggly and embarrassed. 😦

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Gwyneth Paltrow Dance Cardio

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