"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a celebrity mommy in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a new body." We're betting that's what Jane Austen would write today about the spotlight that shines ever more brightly on celebrities mothers and their success (or lack of) in taking off the baby weight. Now Tracy Anderson, the celebrity trainer who molded the bodies of stars ranging from Jennifer Lopez to Gwyneth Paltrow, is speaking out about the real skinny on this situation.
The expectations that celebrity moms will snap back into shape overnight are "insane," Tracy told Newsday. "Those photographs aren't even real. I see these people all the time and I'm like, 'That photo was not from then,' or 'That was severely airbrushed,' or 'That head was put on somebody else's body.' It's the most evil trick that women play on women."
Instead, Tracy works with her clients to advise them on diet and guide them through fitness plans designed to help them restore their pre-baby bodies safely. She's authored a book providing the skinny: "Tracy Anderson's 30-Day Method: The Weight-Loss Kick-Start that Makes Perfection Possible" (click for details) and also created a variety of fitness DVDs, such as "Tracy Anderson Method: Mat Workout" (click for details).
Tracy is a mom herself, with two children. "Even with everything I know it took time to get back," she declared of her now slim body (her youngest child is 15 months old). So she encourages her client Kim Kardashian to be patient.
"Kim is taking as much time as she wants to just be with the baby," Tracy said. "She's not even concerned with working out. Kim is amazing as a mom, she's so connected. I knew when I was training her she would be a great mom. She was concerned with all the right things."
In addition, Tracy talked with "The Cut" about the importance of body diversity. "One of the things I can’t stand the most is all the fashion magazines where all the women look exactly the same. I train everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Gwyneth Paltrow, you know, and I’m a totally different body type. I think there needs to be more emphasis in art and entertainment and fashion on all different body shapes," she said.