Meet a Mom: Stacy Tolve, Founder of The Fit Mode | Sound Shore Moms of Westchester

We spoke with Stacy Tolve, founder of The Fit Mode. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist. She is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, and teaches Barre, Dance, and Pilates. Stacy recently became a mom and we are so excited to feature her as our Meet a Mom this week! Be sure to follow along on Instagram and check out her website for more inspiration and to see her schedule! 

We are so excited to feature you as our Meet a MOM this week! Congratulations on your baby boy! How is motherhood so far?

Admittedly, I was nervous to have my first baby. I didn’t know the first thing about motherhood! It’s been the most incredible experience though. It’s taught me grace, introduced me to a kind of love I didn’t know existed, and upped my multi-tasking game to a whole new level! It’s also demonstrated to me the importance of having a network of moms to laugh with, commiserate with, and bounce ideas off of.

Love that! Many of us can relate to this experience. What is your professional background and how did you get into personal training and

I started as a personal trainer over 15 years ago. I was a professional dancer at the time, looking for a flexible job that would allow me to go on auditions and attend rehearsals as needed. My first client (who I still train to this day!) lost over 80 pounds. While her aesthetic changes were impressive, I was truly in awe of the shift in her confidence level. Helping others realize their own strength is by far the most fulfilling experience, and I’m lucky I get to partake in that journey regularly.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
It’s hard to choose just one part! I’m an anatomy nerd and I’m fascinated by what our bodies are capable of, so I love delving into continuing education. I also love that I get to meet new people regularly. I have a newfound appreciation and understanding of the importance of physical activity throughout pregnancy and the postpartum journey. While I’m not picking favorites, I do love working with new moms!
What’s next for The Fit Mode?
I often refer to The Fit Mode as my love child, as it combines my business background with my passion for personal training! Right now I have very limited spots remaining for training clients, but I plan on onboarding additional trainers very soon as I continue to grow! I’m also excited to start up my Cardio Dance classes again in April! It’s 45 minutes worth of high energy cardio dance to upbeat music. Lots of sweat, lots of fun, and always such an fun group of people- it was always my favorite night of the week!
We love to support local! What are your favorite Sound Shore spots for self-care?
Throughout my pregnancy I saw Dr. Carol Donohue at C3 Chiropractic in Mamaroneck and it was an absolute Game Changer! I also visit Momentum Wellness and Massage in Larchmont and always leave feeling incredible.

Interview by Kelly Postiglione.  Photos provided by Stacy Tolve. 

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