- Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
- DVD Release Date: August 6, 2013
- Run Time: 60 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (196 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00D2UMHC4
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,756 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Other Sellers on Amazon
Tracy Anderson: The Method For Beginners
No enhanced packaging
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Tracy Anderson has created her fitness method based on empowering the small muscle groups and engaging those muscles to support the large muscle groups. These 30-minute programs will work your entire body as you begin to build connectivity between your muscles and throughout your body. These programs are an enhanced introduction to the Tracy Anderson Method and are designed for all abilities. All of the exercises and moves are for beginners and they engage your body as you increase your strength. This is a fun way to tone your body as you build on the basics of the Tracy Anderson Method.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
This is the FIRST one to really give you good instructions throughout! It is truly for the beginner! There are less reps with each exercise and she goes slowly AND talks to you the entire time! She is encouraging too. This may be too easy for the seasoned TA vet, but she really does emphasize position. It would be a good quick workout on days you don't have time for her longer DVDs. If it's not enough, then do both workouts! There are 2.
So here is why I gave it 4 starts instead of 5. I really thought as I was going through it, 'wow, this one is totally 5 stars!' Then I got to the end, which is cardio, and there was no cool down! Nada! I really would have liked a little something...anything! You have your heart pumping and then she's like, "Bye!" Other than that, I totally recommend this one! It's great to get you started!
This is a great intro to Tracy, and this is where I started. Although I was already in pretty good shape, the beginning video was a bit of a challenge. Tracy's method is a lot different, and you are working muscles that are usually ignored. The muscles in my hips especially were very weak and tight, and I could immediately sense this when starting this program.
Some of Tracy's ideas (unweighted arms and standing abs) just seemed so bizarre to me, but dang it they give RESULTS. After doing the intro video for a week or two, I moved on to Precision Toning and Perfect Design Series.
Here are some suggestions that were helpful for me:
Work out in front of a mirror. Tracy's moves require control, finesse, and some grace. As she says, "the results are in the details." You want to be sure that you are doing the movement correctly so that you get the results and don't get injured.
MASTER THE ATTITUDE. This was something that was so difficult for me to do, at least correctly. Because my hip muscles were very stiff and inflexible, and if you have a desk job like me, yours probably are too. She uses the attitude position over and over again in all of her videos, and if you don't get it down, you can't do the exercise right and/or will just hurt yourself.
I totally love TAM, and I haven't done any Jillian for quite some time. I am getting results that I have never had before, and having FUN with Tracy at the same time! I highly recommend!
First I ordered her Metamorphosis collection, and felt I was free styling the cardio dance part too much. So after doing a little research I found out that this dvd was available. Now everything seems to make sense and I am catching on really fast. I have no dance background at all so this can be a little challenging at times. I started out without the ankle and wrist band weights until I got the hang of it. The added weights help you to burn more calories while you do the basics.
There is a "method" to her teaching and it makes total sense.
You just have to stick with it until you master the routine and then move on the more advanced level.
I think this dvd should actually be a part of Metamorphosis so you know from the beginning what to expect, but I am not complaining because I feel great results are taking place.
The first work out was so simple, I didn't even have my heart rate go up. It's basically 10 minutes of stretching, 10 minutes of dancing around, and another 10 minutes of stretching. If it was easy for me (and I just had a baby) and can't imagine who it would be challenging for! The second workout did redeem it a bit however. It was still fairly simplistic, but at least I could feel my muscles working during the leg excersizes. I think I'll do it a few more times and then probably move on to metamorphasis.
Conclusion: I've decided not to return it, but if you can do the postnatal series fairly well, this will be too easy!!