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), 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.

Behavior Change and MotivationCertified Personal TrainerFitness

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 awkward encounter, leaving you thinking you don’t know how to

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Sprinters typically use a higher ratio of Fast-Twitch fibers while distance runners use a higher ratio of Slow-Twitch fibers.
Certified Personal TrainerFitnessNewsletter

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.   In this article, we explore

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Behavior Change and MotivationCertified Personal TrainerFitness ProfessionalsNewsletter

Are you motivated by someone telling you what to do or are you more motivated to do something when it is your own idea and choice to do it? You probably agreed with being more motivated by your own ideas and decisions. Do you think your clients feel the same

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Winter Sports

The physiological demands of exercising in the cold are a bit different than that of a more mild climate. The body tries to maintain a temperature of 98.6oF while it’s losing heat and moisture with every breath. Dehydration, hypoglycemia, and hypothermia can all be performance threats when exercising in the cold. See how

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Certified Personal TrainerSports PerformanceWinter Sports

Exercising in the cold can bring about many unique challenges. Besides overcoming the discomfort of being cold, what are the best strategies to stay safe and prevent some of

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