Tracy Anderson: Gwyneth Had a 'Long Butt'

And 35 extra pounds, says Paltrow's trainer

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 15, 2013 10:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – In a new piece for Into the Gloss, fitness trainer to the stars Tracy Anderson talks a lot about her background and how she got from being someone who could only play "the teapot in Beauty and the Beast" to where she is today. But, of course, it's this quote about the first time Anderson met Gwyneth Paltrow that's getting all the attention:

  • "She had 35 extra pounds on her. Her butt was long and she had outer thigh problems. Gwyneth is lucky because she’s really tall, so she can hide it really well in clothes, but she had significant problem areas. I felt so badly for her, and thought I could really help."

Paltrow, Anderson explains, had just given birth to her son and was having a hard time losing weight; plus, she needed to slim down for the first Iron Man movie. Now, Anderson notes, Gwyneth "looks younger every year; she’s totally transformed. And she really does the work. She and I became business partners, too, because she said, 'Every woman has to have this. It’s not fair. I’ve tried everything and nothing works like this. You’re a real gift.'"

Molly Sims, left, Tracy Anderson, center, and Gwyneth Paltrow celebrate the launch of the Tracy Anderson Method Pregnancy Project DVD series at The Top of The Standard in New York, Oct. 5, 2012.
Molly Sims, left, Tracy Anderson, center, and Gwyneth Paltrow celebrate the launch of the Tracy Anderson Method Pregnancy Project DVD series at The Top of The Standard in New York, Oct. 5, 2012.   (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Tracy Anderson Method/AP Images)
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