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Dear Tracy Anderson Hater’s Club

Dear Tracy Anderson Hater's Club: A review of the Tracy Anderson Method


Welcome to my site! I’m so glad to have you here. Are you looking for a different opinion on the Tracy Anderson Method? Well, read on, because I’m about to get pretty opinionated.

Before the rant begins: While this is all about exercise, I believe in the 80/20 rule, weight loss/maintenance is 80% what you eat and 20% about how you move. I fully recognize that the majority of the changes I have seen in my own body are because I completely changed what I was eating. Also, I didn’t follow any Tracy Anderson meal plans.

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Also, so you know where I am coming from, I have been an avid exerciser for over 15 years. I have taken every kind of class that is out there. I have had a personal trainer. I have spent hours and hours and hours lifting (very heavy!) weights at the gym. I have run, swam, and played on every piece of gym equipment you can think of. You name it, I’ve tried it.

Ok, rant time!


9 thoughts on “Dear Tracy Anderson Hater’s Club

  1. I bought Tracy Anderson’s pregnancy workout before I even realized she was controversial. Personally, I didn’t like it and I didn’t think it was that great of a workout. That’s just my opinion though. I think the key to a great workout is that it’s something you enjoy doing and will do it again. As long as you’re staying active any type of exercise is good I think. Your results are great!

    1. Yes, Tricia, exactly! Why aren’t we cheering each other on and celebrating whatever exercise people enjoy instead of giving them a hard time? I love this comment, thank you!

  2. I’m with you, it’s the only thing that gave me the body I want. My short thick legs became leaner than when I was a teenager. My arms became less muscular and more lean and toned without baggy skin around a lumpy muscle. My belly got flat without that six pack look. I looked like a woman not a cross fit beast. Can’t figure out why people hate her so much. Yes, she has her faults..lack of cueing and spoon feeding instruction. But I love that she doesn’t talk too much. Gets down to business. Works for me!

  3. Sigh where to start whete to start well the obvious i guess first bulking look up samantha write and tell me she is bulky but back to you the “popeye calfs and ballon thighs” ate what is roughly called a pump when your muscle thighten when you work them as for yoga well of course you dont need a gym and yes if they do the orginal yoga not the western crap and of course balarine have tp be strong but thats via whats called bodyweight training like a lot of gymnist do pull up, body rows, muscle ups.

    1. Thank you John, good points. Yes, the Tracy Anderson Method is bodyweight training, you are exactly right. I’m glad you pointed that out.

      As for the pump you mentioned, I believe you mean the short term effect that happens right after working out? That is true that that happens, however I’m talking about actual bulking that took years to go away after I finished the activity. I have seen Samantha Wright, and she is definitely a different body type than I am. Each body is different. Some women can lift heavy all day long and never bulk, but I am not one of those women. I am so grateful that Tracy Anderson has provided a different option to help people like me to be strong while still achieving the look that we want.

      Thank you for your feedback!

  4. I love her method. It is so hard and I curse A LOT while I do it, but nothing else works for me like that. I hate most gym classes and I get bored doing yoga more than once a week or so. After months of streaming, I am finally not exhausted and in need of a nap.

    1. Haha, I curse a lot while I do it too, though often just in my head so my little ones don’t repeat. I’m so glad you’ve found something that works so well for you!

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