Cheryl Cole hires Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow"s personal trainer Tracy Anderson
Already feeling the pressure Cheryl Cole hires Madonna and Gwyneth”s personal trainer
8:07 PM on 10th May 2011
Cheryl Cole might take a “bigger is better” approach to her hair – but she”s working hard to ensure that an American diet does not affect her trim figure.
The new U.S. X Factor judge hit the gym just 24 hours after landing in Los Angeles, with personal trainer-to-the-stars Tracy Anderson.
The exercise guru, who has worked with A-listers including Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Richie and Jennifer Aniston, put Cheryl through a very tough first workout.
Big hair, small waist: Cheryl Cole is reported to have hit the gym just 24 hours after landing in LA, with personal trainer-to-the-stars Tracy Anderson (right)
Media attention: Cheryl is already feeling the pressure of being back on TV as a judge in U.S. X Factor
But just hours later, Cheryl attended the first session of X Factor auditions looking all dolled up with huge hair – and that controversial orange, purple and turquoise outfit.
Cheryl and Tracy were apparently introduced by their mutual friend Derek Hough.
A source told The Mirror: “Cheryl works out anyway but she knows that LA celebrities have a completely different health and fitness ethos.
“A few weeks back, Cheryl arranged to take lessons with Tracy after Derek Hough introduced them.
“She wants to make sure she’s fighting fit and ready for the US X Factor – and the American audiences – and she wanted the best in the business for it.”
Tracy is famed for her intense method that delivers results.
London workout: Gwyneth Paltrow (left) and Madonna have both been given tough workouts by Tracy Anderson (centre)
Cheryl has already been following the ‘cleanse’ diet, devised by the personal trainer, for weeks. It involves eating 14 servings of pureed infant food a day before a healthy adult dinner.
The trainer”s two hour, six days a week workouts were credited with putting Madonna”s body “back together” after her riding accident in 2005. But the singer parted ways with her trainer in 2009.
Gwyneth Paltrow refers to Tracy as her “pint-sized miracle and the exercise genius of all time”.
Working out: Gwyneth in the gym with fitness guru Tracy Anderson, whom she has called her “pint-sized miracle and the exercise genius of all time”
But in January, the trainer had never even heard of Cheryl.
“I don’t know who she is,” the 34-year-old told the Mirror.
“I don’t watch TV. Wait, is she dating Derek Hough I trained his sister Julianne and we were on a TV show. He was telling me, “My girlfriend really wants to meet you. She wants to train and do the method.” That’s where I first heard her name.”
Looks like another of Cheryl”s dreams has come true.