Haley Binn shares the sunset with Tracy Anderson at her Sag Harbor home.
BY Haley Binn
BY NOW TRACY ANDERSON (watch her work out on the beach here) is a household name, but what you may not know about this Midwestern girl is that she and her family call Sag Harbor home. Hers is a dizzying success story: She came to New York City on a dance scholarship, got married, had a baby, kept the weight on, developed her nowfamous exercise method, shed the weight, met Madonna and Gwyneth, went on tour around the world and opened her eponymous studio in Tribeca. But it wasn’t until she anchored in Sag Harbor that she finally found her rhythm.
Her son Sam agrees. He recently confessed, “The only place that feels like home is the Hamptons.”
Last winter, Anderson holed up in her waterfront home to write her new book, Tracy Anderson’s 30-Day Method: The Weight- Loss Kick-Start that Makes Perfection Possible, and subsequently decided to bring her famous fitness program to the East End (she also discovered Levain Bakery’s peanut butter chocolate chip cookies—“wow!”); a permanent space is currently in the works.
This summer Anderson can be found teaching her two-hour master class at Ride the Zone in East Hampton. But don’t feel bad if you don’t make it to class; I have a feeling you’ll spot this pint-size blonde and her son at LT Burger indulging in their favorite meal—cheeseburgers and milk shakes! Ride the Zone, 65 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, 329-8622; ridethezone.com
Tracy Gives Back
Anderson has spent the past 11 years learning about the brain’s connection to the muscles, which is why she feels so passionate about Project A.L.S. Sign up for Project A.L.S.’ Hopes for A.L.S. event; all the money raised will go toward fi nding treatments and a cure for ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). The event will feature
* Ride the Zone outdoor spin led by Marion Roaman
* Yoga with Jessica Bellofatto
* Tracy Anderson Method class
* Music by Ed Burns Band
* Facials, massages, children’s entertainment, food and drinks!
Hopes for A.L.S. will take place on July 31 from 4 to 7 PM at Sportime NY (150 Town Lane, Amagansett; projectals.org).
FROM RIGHT: Whale’s Tale; Cookies from Levain Bakery
Tracy & Sam’s Local List
* Sylvester & Co. at Home cookies (she buys them by the box and freezes them). 154 Main St., Amagansett, 267-9777; sylvesterathome.com
* Three-berry pies at The Blue Duck Bakery Café (Sam and Tracy can eat an entire pie in one weekend). 30 Hampton Road, Southampton, 204-1701; blueduckbakerycafe.com
* Whale’s Tale miniature golf. 3 Ram Island Road, Shelter Island, 749-1839
* The Art Farm-led boat rides and tubing. 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, 537-1634; theartfarms.org
* Carvel (already a Binn staple). 2033 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 537-2436; carvel.com
PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC CAHAN. DIGITAL ARTISTRY BY LLOYD MABUTO ANDERSON PORTRAITS)