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Obtain a Dashing Derrière by Summer…

Tracy Anderson: Is the hot Hollywood trainer-of-choice.  Anderson is a former dancer whose Pilates and aerobics-inspired workout has garnered fans like Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna.  Anderson also offers personalized programs according to student’s muscle structure.  Two of her videos are highly recommend, but skip her dance DVD which is very difficult to follow even for seasoned dancers, and check out her awesome butt routine she sent Gwyneth for New Years: see video

Words from Tracy:

1) The biggest no-no is often the type of exercise people are doing. People don’t understand how manipulative the muscles are. The type of exercise they choose greatly effects what they’re going to physically look like.

2) Of course I believe in my method, which focuses on targeting the accessory muscles to pull in the large muscle groups and give you a tiny dancer body. I designed a machine called the “hybrid body reformer” – over 2,800 moves on the machine hit your muscles from all different angles and rotations. If you aren’t able to come to my studio or do the cardio DVD, then the best advice I can give is to stay away from repetitive motions like running, lifting weights in conventional rotations, stair climbers, etc. A form of circuit training would be much better. I am a huge fan of cardio on the trampoline; it’s more effective than running and is much better on your joints. Make a disk of your favorite songs for 40 minutes, get a mini-trampoline and jump like mad. Use your arms and dance on the trampoline. If you’re a woman never lift over 3 pounds.

3) NEVER let yourself go. Working out is like brushing your teeth – you just do it. If you’ve let yourself go, you must start moving. Get really good at cardio; watch what you eat. Then, once you can do 40 minutes a day of cardio straight, you can eat what you want. While you are watching what you eat I, am a fan of milk or soymilk in the morning with berries. Chicken or turkey for lunch with cucumbers and tomatoes and grilled fish with brown rice and spinach for dinner for example. Then, you also need to deal with reengineering your muscular structure – some sit-ups with your legs out straight in front of you then lifting one foot at a time, lifting three-pound weights in many different ways.  I love Grande Pliés in second position for your butt and legs.

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February 26, 2009 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Art of Todd White Fits the Fashionable

Todd White is taking the world by storm. His instantly recognizable work has been snapped up by Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Douglas, Larry King, Hugh Hefner, Vin Diesel, Drew Carey and Eric McCormack to name a few.

White began as a painter under the watchful eyes of his mother and grandmother, both accomplished artists in Texas. His first paying job as an artist, however, was at Warner Bros studios on the popular series Tiny Toons. White soon after became the character designer for the internationally renowned cartoon, Sponge Bob Square Pants.

The impact is apparent in his paintings; White’s “Rat-pack meets Picasso” style results, in part, from his desire to reveal his characters innermost thoughts and emotions on their faces.  His scenes of Nightlife, Hollywood, and Women indeed bring to life each character’s essence.

The artist was at the Liss Gallery in Toronto earlier this year, and now he has really picked up some steam in the fashion world.  Let’s hope you can get your hands on an original before his works sell for astronomical prices.

December 19, 2008 Posted by | Toronto, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment