• As Designer of the original methodology ("Aerobic
Weight Training") and Founder of The
FIRM, she is the exclusive DVD manufacturer &
distributor of pre-2001 'classic' The FIRM workouts previously
unavailable as DVDs (1986-2001).
Designer & Performer of IndePrime
& RootLock workouts (2007-8).
1 & 2
with Tracie Long (2004) and Carol Miller (2006).
First to promote rebounder cardio workouts to strengthen
the pelvic diaphragm & reduce incontinence & cellulite,
during safe, low-impact cardio training.
• Created FitPrime
'fusion' methodology in workout studios (2001 -
2006). First to publish 'Weights, Cardio, Pilates &
Yoga FUSION™', 'Non-Dominant Training™', 'Pelvic
Diaphragm Training™' & age-appropriate 'Smart
not Hard™' workout concepts.
Designer and Director of 12 Women's Health and Fitness Network
(WHFN) workouts: FitPrime
and 6 WHFN KickButt!
• Conceived FitPrime methodology in workout studios
(2001 - 2006) as taught by Anna and shared with her instructors
in South Carolina. Introduced Weights, Cardio, Pilates &
Yoga FUSION™, Non-Dominant Training™, Pelvic
Diaphragm Training™ & age-appropriate "Smart
not Hard™" workout concepts.
• Now considered collectables, Designer
& Director of 10 "Original
FitPrime" workouts (2001 - 2004).
• Co-Author with sister Cynthia Benson,
of the book "Firm
for Life" ©1988, Broadway Books.
Workout Designer and frequent Director/Editor of The
Firm's 48 pre-2001 workouts (1986-2001).
• As conceived by Anna, studio classes
Firm methodology in South Carolina. Her instructors
were not only trained in her exercise techniques, but many
were also trained in acting techniques for the camera. Their
collective contributions as performers in various home workouts
during the last decade continue to reflect Anna's influence
on both exercise methods and instructional performance.
• Designed original exercise techniques
Firm and invented equipment, including the original
step "Fanny Lifter" device.
Founder of The
FIRM (1983 - 2001) with Cynthia Benson and Mark Henriksen.
• Created International award-winning travelogue "Dear
Charleston" with Mark Henriksen and Cynthia Benson
• Created International award-winning
Key West Picture Show" with Mark Henriksen
• As taught by her mother, Anna
Marian Stanley Tucker, Anna continues to research the
most accurate, up-to-date information on superior foods
and nutritional supplements to enhance physical prowess
and mental acuity.
• Elizabethian history, especially the biographies
and work of Edward
de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, true author of the Shakespearian
canon, are one of her primary interests.