Watch out, Spanx! Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson launches leggings that claim to slim hips and thighs… but are they worth $125
15:25 GMT, 22 June 2012
15:42 GMT, 22 June 2012
After whipping Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Victoria Beckham into shape, Tracy Anderson is now using her workout expertise to design leggings.
Inspired by her Metamorphosis DVD fitness programme, which is specifically designed for individualised body types, her new leggings aim to complement those same problem areas identified in the famous workout.
Each of the styles, priced at $125, is designed for a specific body shape, including 'Glutecentric' and 'Abcentric', with details for added support and comfort.
Body conscious: Tracey Anderson asked successful women with their own body hang-ups to model the new leggings range, including Jenni (far left) writer and executive producer of Girls, Sally (left) from Army Wives, Claudia (right) Co-founder at Mark David And Company and Alyson (far right) a model and mother
Ms Anderson, 37, explains on Edition01,
where her leggings are sold exclusively: 'The
leggings are designed for your body
type, and as you work on your problem
areas through the workouts, the leggings will help with the rest.'
tights feature a hidden double layer to compress the hip area, while
the Abcentric leggings feature a strong band to hold the lower stomach
Celebrity trainer: Tracy Anderson, 37, who recently gave birth to a baby girl, is now using her fitness expertise to design workout leggings
Omnicentric leggings feature an elastic mesh paneling at the thigh, waist, and knee, and Glutecentric women can purchase leggings that give additional support
and compression to the glute area during the workout.
Ms Anderson told WWD: 'The women who do
my workouts are just as into fashion as anybody else. They are all so
different. One size does not fit all.
'I always preach, “Don’t do my workouts
in the sweats you slept in the night before or the ones that your baby
spit up on. It’s really good to get suited up to get motivated,”' she added.
The trainer, who recently gave birth
to a daughter, is also developing a teen-friendly workout, and will
introduce a nine-month fitness regime for pregnant women.
Ms Anderson is known for her six days a
week, an hour a day, 'for the rest of your life,' intense fitness
regimes, and has specialised in the removal of post-baby weight since
she gained and lost 25kgs during her first pregnancy.
Supermodel Karolina Kurkova credited Ms Anderson for helping her get back in shape after her pregnancy in 2010.
She told W magazine: 'She's a working mom like me and she understands that, and understands a woman's body.'
Having remodelled half of Hollywood (Ms
Anderson has a long list of other celebrity clients – including men –
whose names she won't reveal), the trainer also famously told the Guardian no woman should have saggy arms, or poor skin tone.
said: 'It's good for your body to train all the time, it keeps you
young. Who wants to get old That is part of my inspiration and it is
going to end up helping so many other people,' she added.
As well her her new fitness regimes,
she will also host detox weeks in select locations, and is currently
opening more studios.
Tailored to your body: Omnicentric leggings (left) are best for overall control, and the Glutecentric leggings (right) are 'best for keeping your butt looking great'
Legging it: The Hipcentric leggings (left) are designed to slim your outer thighs, while the Abcentric leggings (right) are said to whittle down your waist