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Tracy Anderson got in on the New York Fashion Week action yesterday, taking in runway shows, and we caught up with fitness wunderkind at the Mark and Estel show to chat about working with Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, and more.
On Gwyneth's Fitness Secret: "Well, she is just so dedicated, and what's great with her is that she's so consistent, focused and she actually puts the work in," says Tracy. "There is not a trick, and everyone is just not genetically blessed."
Celebs Have it Easier? That's a Major Myth: "Gwyneth had some problem areas when I first met her, and now she is in great shape," reveals Tracy. "Some people look at celebrities and they think 'oh, they have it better than me,' and it's just not true! Some celebrities are doing some unhealthy things. But someone like Gwyneth, I like to celebrate because she is really just a good example," says Tracy.
On Gwyneth's 6-Day Workout Regime: Gwyneth's program that Tracy designed for her doesn't exactly sound like a cakewalk. It takes real work, but clearly has paid off! "For eight years I have designed a new program for her every ten days, and she does it six days a week," says Tracy. "It's not two hours, it's more like an hour and fifteen minutes."
She's Proud of Victoria Beckham: "I am really proud of my clients like Victoria, because she is a consistent, hard hard-working mother and she really works at her body," says Tracy. "David and Victoria are an amazing, lovely, beautiful family. So many celebrities I am not impressed with, and Victoria was one that I been consistently impressed with."
On Her Cameron Diaz Connection: "I am a good friend of hers. We actually had the same ghostwriter that pieced my book together and also pieced hers. She's done my workouts on and off throughout the years," says Tracy.
On the Whole Working Mom Balancing Act: Tracy just had her second child, and so she can totally relate to working moms in Hollywood, or working moms anywhere, for that matter. "It's just about women supporting women, and I have carved out programs that mothers can do when at home or with their kids," explains Tracy. "It's vital to show up for yourself as a mother, and even a working mother. It's just not easy for any of us, so it's about supporting each other. It is doable."