Tracey Gardner creator. curator. Tracey Gardner Method TGM the opposite of everything FITNESS

Tracey Gardner  creator. curator. Tracey Gardner Method TGM the opposite of everything FITNESS
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Monday, January 3, 2011


Ok so I now know how to do all sorts of "behind the scenes stuff" of blogging, IPS configuration, DNS stuff, blah, blah, blah...I don't know what any of it means...but I did it and learned a lot.....and my website is now

Speaking of learning, 2010 was the year of learning and surviving... The roller coaster ride  of 2010.  Jan 2010 we were at the New Albany Ballet studio and if you would have told me by Jan 2011, I would have my own studio, been ambassador to lululemon Columbus and then had it taken away because of a Facebook post complementing VSX (Victoria's Secret Sports Line),  been in NYC doing TGM with Pravassa Healthy Travel and instructing at lululemon in Soho, on 3 news channels, featured as "the in" thing to do in CMH Magazine and as one of the healthy businesses sharing the pages with one of my favorite restaurants North Star Cafe, and had a DVD release party that was sponsored by Victoria's Secret VSX line...oh and and went to to the Victoria's Secret fashion show, I wouldn't have believed it in one lifetime...and personally everything that I wanted to work on for three years was given no option Aug 30 when I was asked for a divorce...I keep mentioning "the divorce" because I am not sure why it was asked for when it was, ...2 days after the opening of my studio.  Ummm and they are a fortune especially if you need a good attorney! But again I wish Craig nothing but the best...It has been quite difficult but also a realization that I can survive through anything. Many people came into my life and I feel truly blessed to have them...and...some left and I wish them well but everything is about the now for me and moving forward...letting go has been essential in healing in many ways and in order to move forward, you must let go in order to survive...
As I always I still don't get the hype, but I get soooooo super excited to see so many of you and talk with you about how TGM has helped all of u in many ways...for me it has been LIFE CHANGING...every aspect from your stories, testimonials, support, non-judging, and a place of happiness oh and the workout too...The after effect of getting the "runners high" is truly the best feeling and I as I always say, this wasn't supposed to happen and I guess that is why it is truly surreal to me...I created TGM, my method for many reasons, physically and mentally and I am truly gracious that so many of you get it...

So 2011 will be the addition of classes, new instructors, workshops and many other things...The schedule will have additions beginning next week and I will update all of you ASAP...You can come to any class, they are listed as levels because Angie, who is amazing at teaching the essentials, goes slow and is a great explainer...I am not, but I am an adrenaline junkie...You can attend any class but know in the mixed up and kicked up things won't be explained in much can also step out of the studio at anytime, lay on your mat, just please no talking...We are working on finding the right mic but in the meantime I am going to stagger my instructors and future instructors around the room so you can watch the movement. My method is constantly evolving and is not text book...the positive energy is contagious and the passion I have is I want to say thanks for a great journey in 2010...please remember to presign in for all classes with HEIDI.TGM@GMAIL.COM we do get busy and YES WE TAKE CREDIT CARDS, SELL WATER, MATS, TOWELS....and have to limit the classes to 50 people so please reserve your spot and if you can't make it please cancel....Cheers to some madness in never know what will happen in my world :) Hugs to all of you and the schedule is posted to the left....Namaste'

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Tracey Gardner TGM Tracey Gardner Method done in the dark, no mirrors, no pressure

Tracey Gardner Method TGM is a cutting edge, intense, unique, full-body workout in a hot, dark, steamy studio. For everyone who never liked to workout. Burn 1000 plus calories in one class. No pressure all up to you. Classes are 50 minutes to 1 hour the opposite of a bright gym and any fitness class. Sweat to the beats and discover new found strength, stamina, endurance. The most addictive fitness experience in the world

Tracey Gardner TGM the space, and NOT hot yoga or just a hot workout studio.

NEW LOCATION right off of 670 and Third street exit into downtown Columbus, in fact it is the first light make a left on Chestnut and right next to Oh Pizza and Brew ....117 East Chestnut Street is where you enter and check in...(lots of meters and lots around and Sunday downtown free parking all meters) our terrace is on Third Street and the first billboard you see sits right inside of it.

The lounge/boutique is almost is what you walk into as you enter TGM. (the studio, to the right off lounge is a separate room that is heated, Tracey designed this specific TGM heating system that was used in her first location so the studio never goes below 95 (that is the low).. sans mirrors, private, dark, steamy and a great place to unwind 30 minutes before class...bring a towel, ice, water and if you hate leaving drenched, please bring a change of clothes and also a yoga mat... MANDUKA BLACK PRO is the specific, mat for TGM and you can pre order and purchase anytime at the front desk. They give you support for your wrists and joints unlike any other mat and they do not have any rubber or funky smell.

THE STUDIO FLOORS ARE DONE AND AMAZING... Just finished two weeks ago and what a difference they have made. Shiny polished, ruby red warm cent floors have changed everything. They are all throughout the entire studio which is 1900 square feet lots of room so you won't be on top of your neighbor. A much more intimate setting than the TGM back 5 years ago. The large dark, hot, rehabbed , exposed brick warehouse is the back drop along with pulsating beats and steam therapy that makes your skin glow.

Her circus, carnival, rave, club whatever you want to call it...her "WIZARD OF OZ" fairytale play land. It is so much more than a killer workout. The vibe, beats, ambiance, scent, culture of kindness and diversity make it stand out as the undefinable, unexplainable, healthy addiction...NO PRESSURE is Tracey's belief and you must do it all wrong to understand it and get it right... IT DOESN'T matter what shape you are in...come in with no expectations.

RESULTS, physically, emotionally are instant.... INCHES LOST (massive) your body narrows and gets defined. You are in control. No weights, No machines, No lights, No mirrors. KICK ASS BEATS and the experience begins when you get close to the studio door...The studi which is located right off of 670 heading into downtown on third street.

The first billboard you see on third street as soon as you approach downtown sits inside the private outdoor terrace/garden. The smell will guide you to the blue lights you see through the big store front windows. and yes the TGM signature scent will be available to purchase for your house, body, and everything as we team up with Candle Lab...

WHO IS TRACEY GARDNER AND WHAT IS TGM?Tracey Gardner Method abbreviated TGM is the intense fitness workout experience create by TRACEY GARDNER. Undefinable, the opposite of a bright, cold gym. The opposite of any fitness class because it is up to you and how hard you want it..No pressure, no competition, no being called out, no talking, no hands on adjusting...Just an escape to feed your soul. We sculpt, lengthen, define and build endurance, strength and stamina using our body weight, squeezing, activating and engaging every muscle from the fingers to the toes. Every class is different and created by Tracey through her series of injuries, depression, addictions. It is designed for everyone! Especially those who love a good runners high but hate to workout. It is different in so many ways and gives you the courage to keep going when all you want to do is give up. You can take as many breaks as you need and it takes at least 10 classes to understand the technique...but be patient, once it clicks it will give you a body you never thought you could get, your mind becomes clear and the crave becomes an addiction.

TGM IS NOT HOT YOGA, TGM IS NOT YOGA or PILATES or anything else you have ever done. You have to experience it to understand it and the evolution is constant as Tracey continues to create, tweak, reinvent every six weeks because she gets bored before anyone. TGM is the result of her being treated and medicated for her depression, anxiety and severe ADHD. After 6 weeks of the right doctor and medications TGM was born in 2008 and has continued to evolve and it is the best it has ever been.The struggle is real and part of her story and creation.
Her energy is contagious and she will make you crave working out instead of dreading it...

Entrance is on Chestnut and there are tons of meters and paid lots around but ask us if you have any specific questions

....the private terrace is built and almost complete.... (facing third street)

117 East Chestnut Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215


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