Maybe she’s born with it. Or maybe a trainer whipped her into shape.
Enter Tracy Anderson. Without bothering to butter her up, Anderson quickly went to work on the Oscar winner.
“She was this force from the second I met her,” Paltrow, 40, tells Redbook in its January issue, on newsstands Dec. 18.
“She pulled my pants off. I’ll never forget it. She was like, ‘Oh, my God, wow, I just am so surprised, because you look so good in clothes. I wasn’t expecting this.’ ”
Anderson takes a targeted approach to weight loss, identifying areas that need work and tailoring an exercise regimen to address them. Among the tips she offers Redbook readers:
• Those with heavier thighs and hips should work their upper and lower body equally, and limit the stair-climbing workouts, lunges and spinning.
• To lift and tone your bottom, dial down the running and spinning and do more back and side leg lifts that require flexing your glutes.
• To balance out a thicker core and bust, quit the Pilates and yoga and focus instead on high-impact aerobics, planks and fast-moving arm exercises.
A catered approach worked for Paltrow. “It did such wonders for my life, my confidence, my sex life, everything,” she says.
Anderson adds: “When you feel your best, you’re more confident in bed, It’s not lights-out, under-the-covers sex. It’s more like, ‘Take a look at this!’ ”