Like many fitness businesses across the U.S., entrepreneur and celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson came to the difficult conclusion over the weekend that she would have to temporarily shutter her studios in New York City, Los Angeles and the Hamptons as a growing number of companies join the global effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. She had already closed her Madrid studio, canceled all events and told her executive team to work from home.
Anderson, herself, has been taking cover in Palm Beach, Fla., with her 21-year-old son Sam and her seven-year-old daughter Penelope. She was due to fly to Madrid at the beginning of the month to host an event, but the trip was canceled for the safety of her staff and clients. There was some positive news amid the chaos, though, as she recently got engaged to boyfriend Chris Asplundh on her birthday.
“We’re just hunkered down,” she said over the phone amid the sounds of her daughter playing in the background. “We really, really need to only mobilize when you have to and really be very careful.”
But remaining in Palm Beach doesn’t mean she’ll be resting on her laurels. Not only will Anderson and her trainers be offering