MADONNA'S personal trainer has some harsh words for Welsh women who want to look as fit as the Queen of Pop.
Five-foot, size six Tracy Anderson gave Wales on Sunday her exclusive steps to honing a killer body – and be warned – she thinks running gives you a man's backside, junk food's a form of personal abuse, and anyone who thinks walking to work will keep them slim and beautiful is kidding themselves.
This tough-talking self-confessed control freak has been putting Madge and her best mate Gwyneth Paltrow through demanding workouts for years – and now she wants to do the same for British slimmers without their A-list salaries or lifestyle.
"Every woman absolutely can look like Madonna," said Tracy, 33, a super-healthy gym guru who isn't afraid to sound messiah-like as she spells out her mission to "connect with the masses".
The glamorous former ballerina splits her time between New York and London to meet the demands of Madonna and Hollywood actress Gwyneth, both busy mums, and knows the famous women from top to toe.
"Madonna's a performer," she said.
"I need to make sure she can get up in front of 75,000 people on a tour that's going to suck the life out of her – that's why she needs to work so hard."
And while that iconic figure needs two hours a day, six days a week to maintain – the woman behind it claims it's more than attainable by lesser mortals without Madonna's childcare entourage or bank balance.
"Gwyneth does an hour and a half a day," she said.
"Madonna's a gym nerd – but not everyone needs that insane commitment."
Tracy, a mum of one who was once branded too fat to be a dancer, claims to have invented 3,000 muscle-sculpting moves to perfect the "skinny ripped" look she views as perfection.
Now, hot on the heels of a successful workout DVD range, she is releasing a series of downloadable fitness programmes she says will make men, women and teens as lean as the Material Girl herself.
And she is in no doubt about how the rest of us are letting our bodies down.
"Women confuse their bodies because they're confused themselves," she said, adding "archaic" fitness research and gimmicks that play on emotions are to blame.
"They go to the gym one day, and running another – you're never going to get results that way," she said.
"Work on your butt and abs for 30 minutes a day and you'll see the difference – but you have to be committed and you have to apply it.
"I've spent 11 years researching this and working out how women with poor economic backgrounds, or who have become mothers, can get their bodies back or change them into something amazing they've never been before."
While Tracy is known for her Hollywood connections, she claims her biggest success story is a woman who walked into her New York studio after taking the drastic option of a disastrous gastro-bypass following years of dieting.
"The operation had taken 130lbs off her but she couldn't afford the second stage of the surgery on the excess skin," said Tracy.
"She had drapes and drapes of skin hanging everywhere and she could hardly walk.
"I got her skin back onto her muscles with a very slow programme based around nine exercises a day and in eight months she was dancing."
And her method is so successful she claims model clients Madonna and Gwyneth "eat what they want".
"None of us diet," she said.
"I had bread last night, I had chocolate souffle and Gwyneth and Madonna do too.
"The key is just not to eat bread for four days before a photo-shoot, don't eat processed food and put it this way, we'd never go near fast food.
"We prefer green juice, fresh vegetables, fish, rice and lean proteins."
Now with plans to open her own studio in London, Tracy is confident British women will take on board her approach to ultimate fitness.
"Madonna and Gwyneth are completely dedicated and never mess around," she said.
"But people in America told me I wouldn't be able to get people in the UK to work-out – yet everyone wants the American body now."
But it might mean a drastic Americanisation of our keep fit routines – and busy women, says Tracy, need to forget half measures.
"Walking to work's useless – that can't be your exercise," said Tracy.
"All it does is just burn a few calories, it will do nothing to combat your problem areas or sculpt your body.
"You're much better off using a faster form of transport to work and using the time you've saved properly.
"If you have an hour a day, great, but not all women do – you can do it in 30 minutes but you need to be smart with that 30 minutes."
And joggers might want to rethink. "Running's horrible for your joints," said Tracy.
"It gives you an ugly and muscular butt and thighs like a man and you'd have to be superhuman for it to work at improving your body.
"Madonna and Gwyneth had to give up yoga and running to work with me – I wouldn't have it any other way.
"Madonna's an amazing dancer and she's obsessed with dance aerobics, whereas Gwyneth's really sassy. She likes anything that works the butt!"
But Madonna's muscular frame has been described as making the 50-year-old appear starved and manly – and does every woman really want to look like her?
"Madonna doesn't listen to the criticism," said Tracy, adding: "Women like Kelly Brook and Kim Kardashian look great too."
"You don't have to be super-skinny to be sexy," she said.
"You don't have to be muscular and defined. You can be curvy – but you don't want cellulite, you don't want to be dumpy. There's curvy and there's sloppy."
nTracy's webisodes are available from www.tracyandersonconnect.com and 100% of the proceeds will go to Madonna's foundation Raising Malawi.source