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 Trainer

By Stacey Penney,MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Personal trainers need motivation to exercise, too. By working with another trainer, they can polish their instructional techniques and attain their own fitness goals.

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FitnessNutrition

What’s all the interest in grains? Dietary guidelines recommend that at least half of the grains we eat are whole grains. Whole grains, gluten-free, enriched, refined, and pseudo-grains, what does it all mean to your diet and health? Here we’ll take a look at some whole grain alternatives and their

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FitnessNewsletter

Looking to build endurance? What about power? Do dreams of being an all-star hitter or marathon runner need to be dashed if twitch ratios aren’t ideal? Not necessarily. The types of muscle fibers targeted in different types of training programs can impact performance goals.

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Certified Personal TrainerFitnessWeight Loss Specialist

When clients want to change their body composition, such as losing fat or gaining lean mass, how will you determine if they are meeting their goals? There are many assessment techniques, each with benefits and drawbacks depending on the client you are working with.

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FitnessNewsletter

For some of the top New Year’s resolutions, the benefit of incorporating exercise to achieving the goals seems obvious. But for others, the connections are just now coming to light. Here are some of the top New Year’s resolutions, from losing weight to falling in love, and how exercise helps

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