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.

Recent Posts

Nutrition

Sweet Potato Nutrition Facts: Glycemic Index, Calories, and More

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  The mere mention of sweet potatoes brings memories of a Thanksgiving table to mind. These nutritional tuberous all-stars have found their way onto everyday menus and, in some cases, have even bumped the traditional white potato out of our kitchens. ...
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Fitness

How Much Physical Activity is Enough? Recommendations for The Week

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Before we can begin to answer the question of how much activity is enough, we need to consider what fitness means. Fitness is synonymous with health, our physical condition and even our ability to complete the tasks required for our ongoing survival (and ...
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CES Training Benefits warm-up

Foam Rolling: Applying the Technique of Self-Myofascial Release

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Try out our free foam rolling course today and learn the importance of foam rolling! Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) stretching technique that has been embraced throughout the fitness industry. This effective and simple to do technique ...
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CPT NASM OPT Model Muscles

Stabilization Endurance: 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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CPT

5 Conversation Starter Ideas for Personal Trainers

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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 awkward encounter, leaving you thinking you don’t know how to talk to people or that the client doesn’t ...
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Fitness

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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Sports Performance Muscles

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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CPT

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

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A personal training app so powerful, it will change the way you train forever.
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Fitness Senior Fitness

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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Senior Fitness Sports Performance

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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