Who needs Tracy Anderson Madonna's new personal trainer Nicole Winhoffer steps into the limelight with workout DVD
21:19 GMT, 20 August 2012
Training Madonna proved so lucrative for Tracy Anderson that the fitness expert eventually became a celebrity in her own right.
Now it seems that the 54-year-old pop queen's new personal trainer, New York-based Nicole Winhoffer, is headed in the same direction.
The professional dancer, who has been working with Madonna since 2009, which is around the same time that the singer allegedly dumped Ms Anderson, is releasing a range of workout DVDs in collaboration with her superstar client.
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New talent: Madonna's new personal trainer Nicole Winhoffer (above) is headed for stardom, releasing a series of workout DVDs with the mega star. The New York-based dancer began working with Madonna in 2009
Titled Addicted To Sweat, the DVDs feature dance moves that Madonna is currently showing on her world tour including the Drop Down, the Hop Forward and the Ride The Horse.
Each move on the four-disc set requires simply a chair and the floor.
Addicted To Sweat is also the name of the mega star's fitness program at Hard Candy Fitness, her global chain of fitness clubs located in Moscow, Mexico City and Santiago for the time being, anyway.
Ms Winhoffer is the program's creative director.
Energatic: Some of the pop queen's dance moves from her current world tour (above) are seen on the DVDs
The program blends innovative dance, toning and cardio in order to shape up without losing natural curves.
As a result, Ms Winhoffer's training as taken a noticeable toll on Madonna's body as the superstar's infamous veiny limbs have been replaced with a far softer look, seen during her new world tour.
The dancer is classically trained and has been performing on Broadway from as young as 17.
She began working with Madonna in 2009, training her and her female dancers for the star's Sticky And Sweet European Tour.
New venture: The DVDs, one of which is seen above, features moves from Madonna's current world tour
Madonna split with Ms Anderson after the trainer struck up a romance with the executive director of the singer's Raising Malawi charity.
He allegedly handed in his notice after falling in love with Ms Anderson.
A source told the New York Post at the time:
'Madonna had grown tired of the baggage that Tracy always seemed to be
carrying with her. Tracy had grown to be more of a distraction than
But it was in fact Ms Anderson who led Ms Winhoffer to Madonna.
The new trainer told Shape magazine: '[Madonna's] previous trainer was recruiting professional dancers for the dance cardio portion of her fitness training. I was brought on board to assist her on her last tour.
'When the tour ended, I immersed myself in understanding anatomy, physiology, and the latest fitness trends while continuing my dance training. I continued to train Madonna and now I'm her primary trainer.'
She told the magazine that she steers away from any fried foods, in order to maintain her enviable body.
'If I'm craving a lot of sugar/carbohydrates, it usually means that I need rest,' she explained. 'My body is craving the glucose for energy. I love tofu, vegetables, and whole grains like quinoa and brown rice.'
She offered some advice to others who are struggling to adopt a fitness regime that works.
'Commit to change,' she advised. 'Ask yourself if you're living at your highest potential: physically, mentally, and spiritually. If the honest answer is no, ask why. Why haven't you given back to yourself first
'Start a morning on the treadmill, give up soda, plan and pack your meals for the day, take a group fitness class. Once you commit to a change, there is no failing.'