Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson to host a healthy living web series


The trailer for Gwyneth Paltrow’s and business partner Tracy Anderson’s new web series, The Restart Project, was released today. It’s teasing their upcoming show on AOL On, which premieres on Monday, December 16, with lots of inspirational imagery and language—and lots of women crying.

These are tears of accomplishment and resilience: The duo spend time with women who’ve “overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.” Most are women who are transforming their health through diet and exercise and have reached impressive goals, like scaling Kilimanjaro.

“We’re inspired by women who have restarted their lives using health and fitness,” Paltrow says in the trailer. “They’re not focused on getting into their skinny jeans, they’re focused on healing themselves from the inside out,” Anderson adds (followed not long after by a message-confusing frame of a woman holding up jeans that are now way too big on her…).

Awkward edits aside, it seems like an Oprah-esque model that lots of women will respond to—very likely in tears. —Lisa Elaine Held

Watch the trailer here.

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  1. December 4th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Good call on the confused message in the trailer. I sure hope that the message also doesn’t get lost as we measure ourselves up to some of the “untenable” feats of these amazing women. (Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, anyone? Um…Not today.) Sometimes I feel more inspired by smaller accomplishments that are done in bite-sized steps. Maybe that’s just me.

  2. December 4th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I have serious issued with these two touting healthy anything. In fact, I don’t believe they can, which is why the message is so confused.

    Are we really expected to gain inspiration from the ladies behind the baby food diet and the bone density-draining rule that women should never lift anything heavier than 3 pounds? WTF?

  3. December 5th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Great idea for a show but these are the two worst people to be giving advice on health and wellness. There are so many better candidates out there. Women who are educated and have actual credentials to back up the work outs and advice they give.

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