Gwyneth Paltrow and her personal trainer Tracy Anderson buddy up on the cover of Redbook‘s January 2013 issue, on newsstands December 18.
Here is what the 40-year-old actress and the 37-year-old trainer had to share with the mag:
Gwyneth on post-pregnancy body issues: “With my daughter it had been easier, but this time, no matter what I did, I felt stuck. I couldn’t shift the weight. But I met Tracy and she was this force from the second I met her. She pulled my pants off. I’ll never forget it. She was like, “Oh, my God, wow, I just am so surprised, because you look so good in clothes. I wasn’t expecting this.””
Gwyneth on her 40th birthday: “The morning of my 40th birthday, my children and husband woke me up with hugs and gifts, and I proceeded to have the best week of my life. I feel really happy being 40, now that I’m on the other side of it. There was definitely some uncomfortable anticipation. But I’m amazed at what I’ve been able to accomplish, that I’ve maintained my important relationships and have such incredible women friends, that I have two funny, beautiful children who can give me a real life. In a way, I feel like no one should make big life decisions until 40. It’s when it all starts to settle and become clear.”
Tracy on how her method helps: “When you feel your best, you’re more confident in bed, It’s not lights-out, under-the-covers sex. It’s more like, “Take a look at this!””
For more from Gwyneth and Tracy, visit RedbookMag.com!