Gwyneth, Madonna and Me

Can you really change your God-given shape? Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson says yes. Sixty-three hours of sweat equity later, I'm a believer.


Spending seven weeks with Tracy Anderson and her trainers gave me a few things, not the least of which was a new appreciation for Britney Spears. We listened to “Womanizer” more times than I can count, and there’s a reason Brit’s at the top of the charts yet again: The girl is good. Madonna was also on regular rotation, and according to Anderson, Madge does listen to her own material while working out. (Why are we not surprised?) Here, the top workout tunes most on Anderson’s playlist:

  1. “Radar,” Britney Spears
  2. “Miles Away,” Madonna
  3. “Viva La Vida,” Coldplay
  4. “Jai Ho,” A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah and Mahalaxmi Iyer (from Slumdog Millionaire)
  5. “Incredible,” Madonna
  6. “Disturbia,” Rihanna
  7. “Release Me,” Agnes Carlsson
  8. “Give It 2 Me,” Madonna
  9. “If U Seek Amy,” Britney Spears
  10. “Look at Me Now,” Agnes Carlsson
  11. “Just Dance,” Lady GaGa & Colby O’Donis
  12. “Stronger,” Kanye West
  13. “Closer,” Ne-Yo
  14. “Lose Control,” Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop