Touching base with lower manhattan fitness expert Tracy Anderson.
By Denise Courter
Celebrated fitness expert and Downtown mom, Tracy Anderson, is the creator of the renowned “Tracy Anderson Method,” which features her own unique dance-cardio workout. Her fitness programs, such as Metamorphosis, have helped her collect famed clients ranging from Shakira to Jennifer Lopez. Lifestyle and Family Editor, Denise Courter, caught up with Tracy in her TriBeCa studio to talk to her about why she is so devoted to fitness and Downtown.
What is your best parenting advice?
Parents are obsessed with knowledge and not leaning in to their gut and imagination and creativity. Yes, knowledge is power, but it’s not more powerful than your gut as a mother.
What are your favorite things about being a city mom?
I love the access to different types of visual, energetic and artistic opportunities that come with city living. Then there’s the access to the high level of teachers, energy and spaces that are important to the development of kids in the city.
What are the challenges of being a working mom Downtown?
Crafting the days so that they are fun and entertaining adventures for kids is a tough job. Organizing your time and plotting out the day is probably the biggest challenge.
What are your favorite winter and spring family activities?
I love doing things that get everyone involved, whether it’s a game outside or a trip to the theater. My kids have travelled a lot with me, especially my son; he had to learn that “anywhere” is the new somewhere. Anywhere can be consid- ered home as long as the family is together. [Continues]
Tracy Anderson is featured in the Family Focus section of DOWNTOWN’s Spring 2014 edition. If you would like to continue reading the entire interview with this Lower Manhattan fitness expert, you can find it in our latest issue on newsstands now! Or subscribe to DOWNTOWN Magazine for home delivery by clicking here.