When it comes to confidence-building exercises, we consulted with one of the top women in the fitness game: Tracy Anderson. Anderson is a celebrity trainer (+ BFF to Gwyneth Paltrow) and creator of nationwide Tracy Anderson Method fitness studios. Tracy's exercises are an amazing combination of strength and flexibility, helping us all achieve the most valuable asset: CONFIDENCE!
Here, she's showing us full-body movements that will bring out the inner Gwyneth in all of us.
"Becoming physically judgmental may start a lot earlier in life than we think. If you get made fun of on the playground or don't make a sports team or asked to the school dance, you may start to self-judge from a physical perspective. Women owning their sexuality and femininity is something that I feel strongly. If you nixed the hip rolls from your routine, it's time to bring them back, proudly. This move is meant to be exaggerated and controlled by you." Here's how it's done:
- Standing with feet slightly wider then shoulder length apart
- Relax the knees and rock the pelvis side to side and front to back
- Circle in both directions releasing in the lower back
Bridge & Plank:
"Knowing where your body is falling in space and how to guide it gracefully builds self-confidence. In this move, we are bringing the hip thrusts back from a new angle and adding a full twist to a plank." Here's how it's done:
Splitting Pelvic Tilts:
"I am not sure when the last time you attempted splits was but I think it's an ageless must to always know that you can, and should, be able to do a split stretch. It really opens up another feminine part of us that shouldn't remain inflexible. These split dips will help you get back in toe touch mode!" Here's how it's done:
Wrapped Lunge To Arabesque:
"Hold and let go. It is very difficult to hold and let go. This move is about stability and balance. Untangling yourself from what may seem like a physically tricky spot will build the self-confidence of being physically available." Here's how it's done:
Hip Sit & Single Arm Plank:
"No hands plank. Knowing that you are strong is what confidence is all about. Yes, I do believe you can do a one handed plank." Here's how it's done:
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