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Last week, petite blonde dynamo Tracy Anderson flew to New York for a fitness class to promote, in part, a new POM drink (they've expanded into coconut water). After the class, a reporter from Refinery29 caught up with Anderson to ask her a few questions. Amidst the usual chit chat, the trainer revealed that she and business partner/bestie Gwyneth Paltrow have just wrapped a new series for AOL On—the new web channel that also features a Sartorialist show and Nicole Richie's series Candidly Nicole.
The series sounds a little like Extreme Weight Loss, Gwyneth style.
"We focus on women who have overcome their bodies; women who have gone through really tragic situations in their life with self-medication (over-eating, over-drinking, etc.)," said Anderson. "Some weren't supposed to survive, some lost children, but they all learned to connect with their bodies. When you do that, all these things happen. One woman lost her son who loved Kempo karate, so she started to practice it. Her body began to transform, but the key here is that she wasn't doing it because she was attached to a vanity-driven goal. She used the grieving energy and put it to something else."
She also said that she's trying to move past the stigma that she wants to turn every woman "teeny tiny" and that the one exercise she wishes women would stop is SoulCycle because of, well, tragic "thigh bulking."
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