Madonna’s arms spurred headlines today when news outlets got a load of a photo that appears to reveal the star’s once healthy looking guns have taken on reptilian sinew. The Daily Mail thinks they might be the fault of fitness guru Tracy Anderson.
“Perhaps she [Madonna] needs to rethink her fitness sessions with personal trainer Tracy Anderson, which involve gruelling two-hour workouts six days a week while drinking coconut water to keep energy levels high,” says the Mail. “Miss Anderson is based in New York but flew to London to help the star prepare for her European tour. She was introduced to Madonna by Gwyneth Paltrow, who began working out after giving birth to son Moses in 2006.”
Anderson’s workouts do focus on arms an awful lot, but the thing is, as the Voice learned from Paltrow’s PR person Emily Yomtobian, the actress still engages in sweat-sessions with Anderson. Since Paltrow’s bod seems to look nothing like Madonna’s, perhaps Anderson is innocent of guiding the singer toward hard-bodied anorexia.
In any event, according to Anderson’s rep, Julia Cuddihy Van Nice, Anderson won’t be declaring either guilt or innocence as far as Madonna’s explicit biceps go. The rep writes the former dancer has a “hectic schedule,” and so can’t do any interviews on the topic at this time.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 28, 2009