Fitness Guru Tracy Anderson Shares Her Haute Secrets to LA

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Who doesn’t know Tracy Anderson? This is the woman credited with changing the bodies of gals like Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna, after all. Tracy Anderson’s achievements as a multi-platform fitness/wellness pioneer and author makes her one of the world’s most renowned experts in the health and fitness industry. She is best known for her Tracy Anderson Method, with celebrity devotees who include Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, Lena Dunham, Nicole Richie and Robert Downey Jr. With five studio locations—including a brand-new studio in New York’s East Hampton neighborhood and a beautiful studio in Brentwood—and more than 160 DVDs (most notably the wildly-popular Metamorphosis series, and Pregnancy Project and Teen Meta DVDs), Tracy has transformed the bodies of thousands of people across the globe. She has designed several tech innovations and fitness solutions, including the patented Iso-Kinetic Band System, The Hybrid Body Reformer, The Super G Floor, The Sprung AB Block, and The Men’s High Intensity Machine. In addition, Tracy has created a meal replacement shake, a nutrient program, and is offering global real time video streaming classes from inside her studio locations.  

Now, the fitness expert to the stars has announced a partnership with Buick to celebrate the new Buick Cascada, a thoughtfully-designed luxury convertible, perfect for top-down weather. The two have produced an exclusive video guide with tips on achieving a summer state of mind behind the wheel of a Buick.Her wellness tips for Buick, inspired by the sleek and athletic look of the Cascada convertible, will cover five key areas of summer – Skin, Songs, Sweat, Style and Snacks.Each Buick feature is thoughtfully included, such as the whisper-quiet interior that gives drivers a sense of peace; and the active safety features for enhanced awareness on the road. Here, the fitness guru shares her haute secrets to Los Angeles with Haute Living. Check out her video on getting summer (and convertible) ready below!

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Where were you born:  Indiana 

How long in LA:  I have had studios in Los Angeles for a decade but I do not live there 

Neighborhood: One studio in Studio City and one studio in Brentwood 

Occupation:  Founder and creator of the Tracy Anderson Method 

Favorite Restaurant:  Fork in The Road in Venice 

Best Sushi:  Katsuya in Brentwood 

Best Italian:  Capo 

Best dessert: The butterscotch budino at Mario Battaali’s Pizzeria Mozza 

Best place for a romantic date:  I have always loved The Little Door in LA. It’s been there for a long time but I still find it romantic. 

Best Sunday brunch: Jinky’s in Studio City has really good gluten-free pancakes.  Blu Jam Cafe has really great organic omelets. 

Best place for a power business meeting: Hotel Bel-Air 

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?  My favorite hotels are Shutters and the Hotel Bel-Air

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: I love Melrose Place 

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Barneys because Jen Meyer and Irene Neuwirth are my all time favorites

Best Spa: Kate Somerville 

Favorite Charity Event:  Last year my favorites were The Dressed For Success event and the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies 

Favorite Cultural Institution: The Getty Center 

Best Pizza: Pizzeria Mozza

Best Lunch: Salt Air or Cafe Gratitude 

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Tracy Anderson 

Favorite Places to Drive:  Nicholas Canyon but it scares me too

Favorite Place to Indulge in Auto Retail Therapy: Malibu Country Mart 

Describe your city in three words: I am a New Yorker, but as a New Yorker who has operated businesses in LA for over a decade, LA is unapologetic, bright, and longing 

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: The beach 

Best Aspect of Los Angeles:  The weather