Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS
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Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS

Stacey Penney is the Content Strategist with NASM and AFAA. A 20+ year veteran of the fitness industry, she's worked with the top certification and continuing education groups. At NASM and AFAA she drives the content for American Fitness Magazine, blog and the social media platforms. Stacey received her degree in Athletic Training/PE from San Diego State University and an MS in Exercise Science from CalU, plus credentials in Health Promotion Management & Consulting (UCSD), and Instructional Technology (SDSU). Previous San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force Chair, she’s developed continuing education curriculum for fitness organizations in addition to personal training, writing, and co-coaching youth rec soccer.

Certified Personal TrainerFitnessNewsletterSports PerformanceWorkout Plans

Designing a training program for an athlete to peak for competition is one of the driving goals for sports performance specialists. From the big picture annual macrocycle, to the monthly mesocycle breakdown, and the finely detailed microcycle, periods of rest need to be included in these plans to avoid overtraining

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Certified Personal TrainerCESFitness ProfessionalsNewsletter

When performing client assessments, do you ask if they are right or left handed? Handedness is not usually a standard question on assessment forms, but maybe it should be added. Handedness can have a definite impact on posture and the risk for developing musculoskeletal injuries.

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NewsletterNutrition

Are your clients going gluten-free? This topic is sure to cause some strong opinions and sharing of stories of how a gluten-free diet has changed someone’s life. The goal here is to share some of the details regarding gluten, who really needs to cut gluten from their diets, and the

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Certified Personal TrainerCESNewsletter

Improving posture for better movement, reducing pain, and avoiding injuries are all well addressed, but what about improving posture to improve mood? Depression statistics continue their dismal climb with major depressive disorder affecting 14.8 million American adults and mild depression affecting an additional 3.3 million in a given year (1).

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CESFitnessFitness Week

Summer is a carefree transition for feet, going from the confines of boots and high heels to flip-flops or the complete freedom of going barefoot. To make this transition comfortable and safe for your clients, consider it an opportunity for re-assessment and updated corrective exercise programming. Be on the lookout

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