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I am so proud that you have chosen to have me as your teacher and design your healthiest body. I have dedicated over a decade to creating the tools, movements, and prescriptions to keep your muscles awake and alert and be able to give you the body you desire. No one in fitness has ever created the collection of content that the Tracy Anderson Method delivers to you. With this program, your results will never plateau or fail you like any fitness programs you may have tried in the past.
This is the first Tracy Anderson Method DVD and is a great introduction to the Method and the muscular structure workouts that you will be completing while on the Method. I recommend that you begin with this DVD first and that you use this workout to wake up your muscles, invigorate your body, and build up your stamina as you gain strong fundamentals in the Method. I offer a lot of advice in the commentary throughout the workout and it is a really comprehensive overview of the Method and an excellent starting point for any level of ability. You should do this DVD for at least 1 month or until you have mastered the entire workout and feel you have gained strength to move to the next level. This DVD should be used in conjunction with the Tracy Anderson Method Trampoline Cardio DVD. The goal of all of my DVDs is for you to become strong enough to begin Metamorphosis, which is customized by your specific body type and what all of my clients do. This is where the magic begins but it is very beneficial to learn the basics of the Method with this mat DVD first. It is crucial that you don’t stay on one of my programs too long because then the workout stops working for you and we will lose the hard work and momentum toward your goals. I am so excited to begin this transformation with you! Love, Tracy
“Truly a miracle. Never did I imagine that in my 30s, after two children, I would be able to change my body to the degree to which I have. Tracy’s method works! All you have to do is put the time in and you will see results you never thought possible.” – Gwyneth Paltrow
“Tracy Anderson’s Method has proven to be the best exercise for my body.” - Madonna
Tracy Anderson Method: Mat Workout
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Choreography: Moderate
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Tracy Anderson (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 56 min.
Street Date: 09/04/2012
Certified instructor description:
A fluid series of ballet and modern dance-style exercises (mostly standing, not matwork). It's a free-flowing program that encourages you to just move with music. There's almost no cuing. Instead, Tracy wants you to "simply watch me and do what I do." The standing segment has three distinct sections: legs, abs and arms. Each one begins with the larger muscles and then proceeds to the smaller "accessory" muscles. They're high-rep exercises that work your body in multiple planes and angles (fast-paced versions of classics like arabesques, shoulder rotations and rib isolations). The floorwork also targets your legs and abs with fitness-style moves like crunches and leg lifts. Requires 3 to 5 lb. dumbbells and a high back chair. ©2008.