Wednesday, February 17, 2016

YES it is hard, intense and euphoric and it's all coming together, piece by piece, day by day and I WON'T STOP even though...

MY PERSPECTIVE, INTENTION and WHAT TGM Tracey gardner Method IS REALLY ABOUT.... KEEPING IT REAL and this is from the bottom of my heart...

I am just like you. I do get exhausted like everyone else. I am physically and emotionally connected to TGM because it is a piece of me. Every day I get asked how do you do it? are you stressed? and lots of other things but here is the difference that sets me and TGM TRACEY GARDNER METHOD apart from any other workout, fitness class, gym, boutique studio and fitness professional... It is not a job to me or work, it is a way of life and I am the same person on and off the mat. I am determined to enhance, enrich lives through being "the fruit loop in the box of Cheerios" Sometimes I introvert because it completely restores me and solitude is what keeps me creating, inventing, etc. YES, what you see is what you get. I love hard!!! I am TGM all the time. Sure I stress like everyone about daily things paying my bills, etc. and things in my life Aren't always amazing and exciting, I struggle like everyone. My journey through TGM hasn't been easy but when you love something so very much passion just takes over. When I made the choice like I did to walk away last year and close my first TGM studio back in May 2015 I knew it would change my life in many ways... to sacrifice things is an underestimation but I had to discover why I created TGM in the first place...I get bored before you and as I always said TGM came from my pain and struggles in real life not from a business perspective to make money. Sure the money was awesome because it made certain things in my life easier as a single mom with no child support or alimony to this very day. I did not have to worry about the necessities in life for my boys or myself... I lost all of it and made some really bad decisions in the meantime.. I am not asking for pity or do I want anyone to feel sorry for me because I take every crisis as an opportunity to rise after the fall.. Yes I have stumbled many times, my depression would come and go and honestly there were days where I wantefd to stay in bed all day and cry... but I kept fighting, pushing through because I so believe that the entire world needs TGM in their life for so many reasons!!!! It is the best therapy for your body, mind and soul. I always say it makes the struggle easier and it is a healthy way to work through our challenged in real life and leave them on the mat. It is so hard for me to define TGM because there are so many layers that make it what it is. I truly believe the layers of TGM are pieces of me and that is why I am such a freak when it comes to the music, the scent, the sound, the room temperature, the energy, the vibe and so many other things that set it apart from anything and everything. I am in competition with no one. No other studio, no gym, no hot yoga studio, etc... It's ok if you don't get it and those who don't are the ones who won't allow themselves to go below the surface and that is cool. It takes courage and bravery to dig deep within. I strive to be better daily. If I am wrong about something,  I am the first to admit it, I am full of flaws stitched together but I AM REAL WITH REAL SHIT... and what you see is what you get. No filter just the real life journey of someone who wants to change the world of fitness and wellness.  I don't pay attention to trends or what anyone else is doing and I never did. I don't study moves we do in class because everything we do is organic and comes from either an injury or my body guiding us. THE FEELING I always talk about is what creates our soreness because we safely ease into everything when we are ready. I wish I could explain the creative process but I can't and when it happens I have learned to go with my gut and first instinct and it is a gift to have the right people around me finally! They know me so well, they trust me and I trust them. Trust is truly priceless and my point is that I finally understand why I wasn't ready to soar before because you truly have to trust the others around you who only want to enhance you so you can be the best you can be but the one key factor was learning to trust myself. I FINALLY do and I have no shame with any of my bad decisions, choices in the past because you have to get it wrong before it clicks and makes sense. I now have patience and I am kind to myself which was a very hard thing to do but GREAT, EXTRAORDINARY things do not happen over night and settling (which is not in my vocab) gets you only mediocre. The entire brand of TGM is authentic, real, raw and about vulnerability. TGM Tracey Gardner Method will let you dig deep and yes you may cry on the mat off the mat  because we become so in the present with our bodies and the release you get is better than a runners high... For me it is clarity. It is acceptance of myself and and understanding that we all need TGM for different reasons... The physical results are the bonus part, the mental health benefits help me survive and it is something that is very specific technical and it will take another month or so to get it all done. I do not like doing anything half ass and my main focus right now are these classes. EACH CLASS IS SPECIAL, DIFFERENT, INTENSE, GETS HARDER and each playlist is curated by me specifically for the mood I am in that day, or moment. The music tells a story and can be background noise for many but my intention is to have the music help you through the struggle of class and music therapy is so essential in getting through harsdhip for me. The TGM 105 degrees heat building is back and because I got that right as of this past Saturday, now all of the other elements get my attention and now it is about the music for each hour on the mat.  There is no perfect in my world. It is about, integrity, respect, being kind, and and because of the last 5 plus years, a divorce, closing a studio and other things that don't deserve a breath of my air, I have become the person I was when I had a dream of opening TGM back in February 2010. Sure it is scary, risky and each day you hope you make it. But the difference with TGM is PASSION. My passion and love for the under dogs (like myself), the people who never fit in or had a place to just be is here again! I thank you for the word of mouth and that is what it's about just spreading the TGM love  I will see you tonight for 530 pm and 730 pm and 2 playlists that will help you through it. The music for me is the most important layer!!!

2 on Wednesday 530 pm and 730 pm


DO WHAT YOU CAN..DROP INS WELCOME THE RED MIND BODY LINK BELOW WILL GUIDE YOU TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND HELP YOU BOOK YOUR CLASS CLICK HERE THIS will LINK you TO SIGN in and get that month unlimited for only $100 because as we add more classes it will slightly increase...


Created in 2010, the first hot, dark, anti yoga one hour workout in Columbus Ohio. 2017 NOW REFINED and in the pitch dark, one red light . Not just hot, but steamy wet, 75 percent humidity, and based from hot power yoga vinyasa flow. NOT typical yoga. Innovative, intense will redefine, lengthen, burn 1000 calories plus if you like to go to the edge. SOULFUL, DISTINCTIVELY DIFFERENT, NO MACHINES. CORE BASED. VIBES, MUSIC and so powerfully sexy and empowering


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.

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


it's all about the music FOLLOW ME ON SPOTIFY "Tracey Gardner" will have my favorite beats that I am into now up soon....

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