Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Review
Will the Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Workout Really Get You the Body You Want?
The Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis workout claims to get you “the body you never thought possible.” That’s a tall order to fill for a single workout program. Any true metamorphosis will require time and energy, and this workout seems to stay in line with that sentiment.
Of course that also means anyone looking into Metamorphosis should be in it for the long run. But even if you stick with it for the long run, will Tracy Anderson’s Metamorphosis give you the body you want?
What Should You Expect From Metamorphosis?
Metamorphosis takes some well-known exercises and adds unique twists. Tracy Anderson has served as personal trainer for celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, and Courtney Cox, which may sound really good but MAY NOT make her a good choice for most women who have busy schedules juggling work and family life.
Unlike celebrities, most of us don’t have the ability to spend large portions of her day working out just to look good for a camera. Nor can we spend thousands of dollars on a personal trainer.
The Metamorphosis approach to toning focuses on smaller muscle groups rather than larger ones. The theory is that as the smaller groups tighten and tone, the larger ones will as well to create an all-around slimming effect…
However this is very misleading to beginners because it’s been proven through numerous studies that working on larger muscles will burn more fat.
What Do You Get with Tracey Anderson’s Metamorphosis?
Four different Metamorphosis programs are available. Each hones in on a specific area such as rear, hips and abs with one that provides a full body focus.
The 90 day workout system includes nine 30 minute sessions on four DVDs that can be used in sequence to get optimum results. A 12 page fitness guide, dynamic eating plan, workout tracker, access to the private web club and a tape measure are also included.
- Sessions are arranged in order so the user can easily follow them as intended
- Four different programs provide focus on different areas of the body
- Music and no music options allow the user to customize each session
- Too fast paced for beginners (May NOT be ideal for beginners)
- No warning when the program switches between exercises (May result in injuries)
- May require a few sessions before the user becomes accustomed to rapid transitions
- Rigorous at times which can be challenging depending on fitness level
- Not ideal for the average woman with a packed daily schedule
The Final Word On Tracy Anderson’s Metamorphosis
Anyone who is determined and willing to put in the time can see significant results with Metamorphosis. Beginners should be made aware that this series of workouts may seem ruthless, especially if your fitness ability level is on the low side.
If you’re committed, then Tracy Anderson’s Metamorphosis may have tons of potential for you. Just keep in mind that you will have to devote 30 minute sessions (Or more) to each workout on a regular basis to get the promised results.
So Which Weight Loss & Fitness Program Works Best?
Warning! The reviews for the Metamorphosis were not very pleasant. We recommend that you don't buy it until you have read both the user comments and our Top Choice product review.
Here's What Women Are Saying About Tracy Anderson's Metamorphosis:
i wanted to buy this but not anymore
Thank goodness i read the reviews before i spent my hard earned money on something like this
Not what I expected
Jun 20, 2013
by Ashley Hart
This is not what I expected at all. I was hoping this was going to be a fun way to get in shape and lose weight. But it's border line unhealthy! the meal plan is basically to starve yourself every other week and then you have to work out 6 days a week for an hour! who has time for that? Anyone can lose weight if they eat nothing and work out for an hour every day. Also, the dvd's give no direction at all. It's just an hour of her dancing around and your supposed to follow along with her. This was a huge disappointment for me.
Frustrating, No Instructions
It is not worth the money. There is no instruction when to switch to the next exercise, which is especially annoying when you are standing on all four facing down. Every time I tried to work out to these CDs, all I could think about is how frustrated and annoyed I was. Also, one of the CDs did not work, and when I contacted the company for a replacement, I mentioned that its really hard to constantly watch the TV screen trying to follow the exercises. Their reply was: "There is not very much verbal instruction, but as you become more familiarized with the moves in Tracy's Method, it becomes easier to adapt and follow along with the floor work." Not when you have to switch to a new workout every 10 days. WASTE OF TIME.
No Direction Whatsoever
I was so excited to get this DVD after hearing Gwyneth Paltrow's rave reviews of Tracy, but I guess working with her in person is much better than following this DVD. There is absolutely no direction. You just jump right into hopping around on the cardio segment with no idea when she's going to switch to a different side, to a different move...nothing!! I felt like a spaz in my own home. I just hopped around the best I could on my own, trying my darndest to follow her just the slightest. Three kicks here, 2 hops there, 4 skips, etc. I was clueless! I believe there should be a segment for beginners--going over the moves 'slowly' that she does throughout the cardio.
The transform section was slightly easier to follow but there was no cuing. I had no idea when we were switching to a new move. A simple 'we'll do this 10 times' would have sufficed. When you switch to the other side of a body part, there is absolutely no reiterating what was just done. She is completely silent. It would be a perfect time for her to remind us of good form, etc. I think you'd have to do this for a few weeks to get it down, but after 10 days, you're on to the next transformation disk so there's really not much time to learn it.
Because I spent so much on this, I will give it a try for a couple more weeks but most likely I will sell it used. If you've trained with Tracy personally, then I'm sure you can follow this. Otherwise, expect a very sore neck from having to watch to see what she's doing throughout (while you're on the floor too), especially never knowing the amount of reps before she switches to a new move. I do NOT recommend this. I will slowly go through the DVD counting the sets and writing them down for myself so I have a clue next time I do it. Don't trust celebrity endorsements.
A few things:
1. Considering she's voicing it over, she hardly gives any direction (if any) or prompts to go onto the next move.
2. Her "precise" movements aren't explained and I felt as if I was interpreting dance moves
3. Because I felt like I was mostly interpreting things, I didn't know or feel that I was actually working out properly (or at all)
Do not buy this product if you are the kind of person who needs structure, directions, wants obvious sets/reps and position correction.
I'm not saying it wouldn't work, because the cardio would be tough; but I felt like I was dancing around my apartment...and if I was going to do that I wouldn't do it to that music or her moves. I did chapter 1 workout, but after that I didnt want to waste my time. I ended up watching Chapter 2 to see if I was missing out, but her lack of direction and clear moves and positioning deterred me from even trying the rest.
Tracy isn\'t for me
Jun 20, 2013
I am a fitness enthusiast and love trying new things in the name of having fun and banishing my muffin top forever. I read all the reviews about Tracy coming off like she did an exercise video as an excuse to watch herself bounce around for 55 minutes and look cute...while neglecting to give you any instruction whatsoever as you sit abandoned in your living room, flopping around like a fish on the dock. I figured that I was experienced enough with exercise, dance, and how to hold my body without hurting myself to maneuver through it. I was MOSTLY right, although I can't imagine I was getting the most out of it. I need someone like Jillian Michaels to remind me of my form and encourage me at the same decibel level so I REALLY have to listen to know which it is.
It's ENTIRELY true that Tracy gives little to no help on form while the camera angles offer no insight, but it's not too hard to follow the moves and do them for maximum results--you just have to push YOURSELF, because she won't do it. During the Dance Cardio portion, she just moves around. It doesn't seem to follow any rhyme or reason--type A personality exercisers should stay far away, because this "routine" reminded me of just dancing for fun. Having said that, it was it HARD. I did it a few times and could mostly follow, and always had to take a breather. I guess when the apocalypse comes, and you need someone to dance for the lives of everyone in your rag tag group of survivors, call Tracy. She's in top form.
I didn't stick with this one because Tracy shows little to no personality that I could attach to (unlike the charisma of Jillian or Leandro Carvalho from Brazilian Butt Lift that keeps me working), and combined with the lack of instruction, I felt like I was wasting my time and was going to hurt myself with all that joint impact. Tracy's exercises are fine, and she has a GREAT ab workout, but this one bored me because I was just watching a hot chick mostly ignore me. Now I know how nerdy guys in high school feel.
Not worth it
Jun 20, 2013
by Darling Garcia
This system is just not worth the money. The instruction is really bad; she won't even tell you when to change to the other side! There are a lot of awkward, jerky movements that would be much more useful if she explained how to do them. I picked this system for maintenance since I'm already at the weight I want to be and toned (thanks to Weight Watchers and Insanity), but the workouts don't even get me sore. Maybe this could work for someone who's starting out but the instruction is terrible. I was terribly disappointed by it. I went back to doing Insanity while I figure out what else I can do, especially now that summer is around the corner. I don't want to lose my six pack!!!
Think Twice Before Ordering
Jun 18, 2013
by V. Camozzi
Beware. I just ordered the DVD set paid 89.97 plus processing and Handling and tax for a total of 113.88. I didn't order from Amazon, I ordered from the Tracy Anderson Website. The set of 4 DVD's arrived in 10 days and it made me miss my amazon prime shipping. I put in the first DVD, it's ok, it has her introduction which is Tracy talking about her program and then her 30 minute cardio workout on the same DVD. I decided to play the second DVD Transform 1 and guess what it was a religious DVD selling a product, no Tracy Anderson workout. I checked the next 2 DVD's and they were ok. Seriously??????? Where is the quality control? I called the company and they said "...oh yeah that's been happening it's an error and we'll send you a replacement DVD that will arrive in 7 - 10 days."Tracy Anderson - Metamorphosis by Tracy - Omnicentric - 4 DVD Set The religious DVD was a 60 minute low budget DVD with Tracy Anderson's name, logo and workout printed on it. There were no apologies from the company. It's a lot of money for something that is mediocre, might want to check out the Firm DVD's or Gaiam.com. They both have been around for eons and have a track record. Tracy appears to be celebrity hype. Celebrities have a whole team on board in their multiple workout routines, trainers, nutritionists, health consultants, plastic surgeons and more. If it looks too good to be true, it just might be.
I have to agree with the other reviews, the nutritional plan looks not well researched. You might want to think twice before ordering. I recommend that you do your own research before spending this kind of money.
Not the greatest DVD I have ever purchased
After viewing and working out with this DVD, I have to agree with the other reviews that were written. Her cueing is hard to follow and the camera angles leave a lot to be desired. I was able to complete the workout in its entirety with 3# weights but would not be able to perform this workout 4 - 6 times per week as she suggests because I would be tired of it after two workouts.
Possibly the worst exercise DVD ever made!
Apr 18, 2013
by C. Henderson
The celebrity hype about this woman has created an unwarranted aura of desirability for her DVD's.
I admit ~ I was drawn in by it ~ and spent good money for total rubbish!.
she is the worst teacher I've ever seen . In fact ~ she doesn't even teach.
She gives no posture or safety advice, is more than vague with her directions and spends way too much time pouting!.
The routines are boring and unbalanced