Stacey Penney

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, CNC, 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), Instructional Technology (SDSU), group fitness and yoga. 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.

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NASM's Optimum Performance Training

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New clients, or even those that you’ve been working with for some time, can all benefit from focusing some of their training on stabilization work. Without a strong structural base to move from, how can we continue to build upon our foundation or safely ...
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5 Conversation Starter Ideas for Personal Trainers

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How to Spark Dialogue with Personal Training Clients Using Social Influences & Conversation Starters We’ve been there. You’re definitely not the only personal trainer who has experienced the client who hardly talks during a session. It can make for an ...
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Are You Ready to Elevate Your Personal Training Career in 2019?

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With Some Simple Planning You Can Be Ready for Success! It’s hard to believe that 2018 is quickly coming to a close as we focus on the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and the eerie quiet that has replaced the normal buzz of peak training hours. ...
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3 Unwelcome Workout Partners: The Gym Fungus Among Us

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A post- workout glow, a feeling of strength and happiness, those are the things you and your client's want to take away from the gym. But there may be some not so welcome fungal tag alongs.
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Fast-Twitch Vs. Slow-Twitch Muscle Fiber Types + Training Tips

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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 ...
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There’s a Personal Training App for That. It’s the NASM Edge.

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A personal training app so powerful, it will change the way you train forever.
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5 Tips for a Fit and Healthy Brain

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Keeping our brains healthy is a trending topic that is surely grabbing our attention and the attention of our family, friends and clients. We’re all looking for ways to maintain our brain function and avoid such devastating diseases like Alzheimer’s and ...
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Powering Through the Push-up: Variations and Progressions

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Just about everyone has some sort of experience with the standard push-up. Some of us may even have nightmares from high school gym class and not being able to perform enough of these to meet the minimum for an “average fitness” rating. Some of us may ...
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Leveraging Your Training Skills for the Senior Fitness Market

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Age is more than a number- it’s an opportunity to serve a growing population. Every day we are bombarded with statistics on seniors and baby boomers, and the customer potential they can bring. But what do trainers (or club owners) need to consider before ...
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Dropping the Heel for Summer Foot Freedom

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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
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