Tracey Staehle has been active in sports since she was a child. The youngest of five children, Tracey followed in her big sisters’ footsteps and pursued gymnastics and field hockey from elementary school through high school. She was even captain of her gymnastics team, just as her sister was four years prior. While attending college, Tracey became interested in weight training. The weight room wasn’t very far from the aerobics room and when Tracey took her first aerobics class, it was all over. Aerobics exemplified her love of dance, gymnastics and sports – all in one. For ten years, Tracey taught fitness classes before and after work. One day she decided that her love of fitness was too great to do part-time and left her day job to make fitness fun for everyone.
Fit by Tracey began in 2006 when Tracey filmed her first three workouts in Philadelphia with Greg Twombly producing. In January of 2007, Tracey filmed three more workouts with Greg and later that summer took her crew to Santa Cruz, CA to film with Mindy Mylrea. Tracey loves having the flexibility to work with such experienced and talented producers. “Change is something that occurs daily, especially in fitness. It’s important to see what else is out there, learn as much as you can and be the best you can be,” Tracey says.
“To me, fitness is all about being as fit and healthy as you can. It’s important for me to create workouts that aren’t carbon copies of every other workout on the market. My goal is to make fitness fun – for everyone, no matter what shape you are in. I enjoy making workouts that are creative and intense; you have to do the work to see the results.”
To date, Tracey has filmed 20 workouts and has 16 DVDs in her workout resume.
In 2009, Tracey and her husband will welcome their first child and life as she now knows it will change. “I am excited for this new adventure and especially excited to see how I can have an impact on other moms who are thinking about getting back into exercise.”
- June 2008