Fitness Pioneer and Creator of The Tracy Anderson Method
Cheers! What are you drinking?
Cheers to you! I’m not sure that you should be drinking yet, but how rude, how rude of COVID to come into your system uninvited like that.
This is sparkling water for the record. We’re not doing the alcohol thing quite yet.
I’ll drink it for you, Catt. I’ll drink it for you.
What has the last year or so been like for you? Your business didn’t shut down. I imagine you got even busier?
It’s an incredible moment to be presented with something that is affecting every human being on the planet. I really do feel like because I was so hell-bent 20 years ago to carve out a path that hadn’t been carved out before, I pioneered a new language that hadn’t been thought of before that [this past year] didn’t feel like I was on such foreign territory. My business was faced with the same thing that every business was faced with. My partners at the time were like, “We’re going to have to cut salaries and we’re going to have to cut jobs.” I said, “No, that’s not happening, I haven’t even been given a chance to look at what I’m capable of. Just hold on a minute and I’ll get back to you.” I thought about what we were all being faced with. The information that I know about the state of the health that the world is in… America is not really a leader in the health department. We’re not really preventative in our healthcare system. In fact, we benefit from not being preventative in a lot of ways, which is truly unfortunate.
So, I thought, “How can I help people? How can I be of service? How can I really be a value? And how can I keep all of my employees totally employed?” Because that was a huge responsibility. I thought about how disconnected we were all going to feel. How people who haven’t been moving, how important it was going to be for them to move. Processing our stress physically is so vital and processing ourselves physically with truth and not being hijacked by a trend or by someone who’s trying to financially gain off of our insecurities, even more so is important. So, I decided to give up all of my weekends and commit to creating four more hours of content on top of the already committed content that I create every week. I got a concert stage. I called up a venue and asked if they had any stages for rent. They were like “You know that nobody’s putting on concerts anymore, right?” “I want to,” I told them. I put the stage at my fiancé’s ranch in Florida and hosted live sessions that were two hours long every single weekend. That meant that I could connect with people. I could start producing EcSOD in people, which is a proven hormone that can only be generated by using our muscles in a really truthful way that protects us and our immune system from being taken down. I can also keep everyone employed, and that’s what happened. I’m grateful for that. I didn’t have to let anyone go. I didn’t have to cut anyone’s salary, not even by a dime. And I could let all my trainers work from home. I could let everybody stay at home and still pay them. I think that the community really got tighter because of all this.