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Tracy Anderson's Manhattan Workout Studio

Madonna and Gwyneth's Trainer Opens NYC Workout Studio

Perhaps you're inspired by Madonna's muscles or Gwyneth Paltrow's long and lean physique — the ladies are dedicated to exercise and attribute their levels of fitness to trainer Tracy Anderson. She first made her workouts accessible to the public through workout videos, and her newest venture in spreading her method is the opening of a Manhattan studio with business (and fitness) partner Gwyneth Paltrow.

While Tracy is attempting to popularize her signature method, she's not exactly taking the exclusivity away from the workouts she designed. With an initiation fee of $787.50 for six months or $1,500 for a year and monthly membership fees of $900 a month, the Tracy Anderson Method is hardly an affordable fitness solution for most. To see what members are paying for,


Maybe you'd be willing to shell out mega-bucks for a celebrity trainer, but Tracy won't be the one leading classes at her TriBeCa studio. Instead, staff members will guide high-paying clientele through workouts on Anderson's proprietary New Band System and Hybrid Body Reformer. Even if I could afford to invest that much money in my fitness routine, I couldn't justify doing it. It seems excessive to pay $12,300 for one year of working out when there are so many less expensive ways to get fit.

Would you pay to work out at the studio if you could afford it?


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Ves Ves 8 years
jewelnut jewelnut 8 years
I can't imagine spending that kind of money to work out! I suppose it would be a huge incentive to work out since you wouldn't want the money to go to waste if you were to spend it on a membership. But man alive, that's insane. I have trouble justifying a $199.00 initiation fee and $19.99/month fee at Best Fitness. I still work out at home with videos and weights. Works best for me.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 8 years
lol the sad thing is there are lots of people who WILL pay that!
hellojello hellojello 8 years
While I would spend this much on yearly workouts (and yes I know this is a lot of money) I would never give a penny to this lady. Tracey Anderson is a fraud, do an internet search on her and you will see what she is like.
nolasta nolasta 8 years
i think the formula for getting fit will never change.. healthy diet plus workouts that are effective... so no need to splurge although im sure people will go crazy for her gym. i mean madonna and gwyneth? c'mon
Spectra Spectra 8 years
You couldn't pay ME to work out with this woman. I find her methods to be ridiculous and I get better results when I lift heavier weights and don't do 6 million reps with 2 lb Barbie weights.
agostopr agostopr 8 years
$900 a month wow
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Dear god NO. Even if I had enough money, I can't imagine that. I mean, and to me that sort of membership should include racquetball and tennis courts, you could really have a gym+ country club membership for that price if you had the cash to burn. And honestly, who does!?
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 8 years
no way. duffy - good point about the kitchen!
duffy duffy 8 years
Are you serious? In New York? Where everyone is freaking out about the financial crisis? Who in their right mind is going to pay $900 a month for a gym membership that doesn't advocate lifting anything more than 3lbs? Dude, you can lift 3lbs in your freaking kitchen.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
wow... maybe if I had Madonna's money. To her it would be like 10 bucks.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
that's just insane. i can understand how she still wants to be considered an elite trainer, but that's just insane to think about how much it costs...especially in today's economic conditions. even folks that have disposable income would most likely just go to a higher end gym like equinox where you know that the trainers are great.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
What a load of bull. I'd rather pay less than $20 for Jillian Michael's two new DVDs (combined price!)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Absolutely ridiculous.
crayolasky crayolasky 8 years
Wow, I don't even know what to say. Maybe if I could afford it...but even then, it still seems ridiculous. :|
ashantixoxo ashantixoxo 8 years
hell noooooooooooo :-&
it's really expensive! Her DVD's are way more affordable 29.95 + shipping. I'm doing the post pregnancy one (even though I haven't had a baby yet) It's great for the abs and butt.
nguidjol nguidjol 8 years
No, no, no, no! You said it yourself Fit, they are cheaper ways to get fit and i don't effin care she is a celebrity trainer.
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