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

CPT Fitness Sports Performance

Fitness Evaluations: Keeping Goals on Track

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
How are those goals coming along? Setting a goal is about making changes, looking at what is -- in the here and now -- and what we want it to be. Creating and committing to the path to get there is what makes for the challenge. Regularly evaluating ...
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Nutrition

Nutrition at Work: Opportunities to Improve Employee Wellness

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
Easy to implement strategies can make the workplace a nutritionally positive experience. Offering healthy food alternatives and involving employees can jump start healthy changes.
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Holidays Nutrition

7 Ways to Battle the Holiday Bulge Before it Begins

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
We've highlighted seven end-of-year client challenges and provided solutions to help keep them on track. Early planning and preparation can help you and your clients continue to succeed into the New Year.
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CPT Fitness Senior Fitness Sports Performance

Balance Training for Seniors: Fall Prevention Exercise Tips

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
Falling can be a serious and life changing event, especially for older adults. There are some simple interventions that can help reduce the risk of falling, and exercise is one of them.
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Fitness Holidays Workout Plans

10 x 10 Thanksgiving Day Circuit

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
Partner up and have some Thanksgiving Day fitness fun with family and friends. These ten activities can be done by just about everyone.
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Fitness Weight Loss Nutrition

Apple Health Benefits: Bite Into an Apple

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
One of the most popular items to add to a lunch box, find out what the latest research is suggesting regarding the health and performance benefits of apples. From increased muscle size to decreased obesity, apples bring more than just flavor to the fall.
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CPT

Trainers Hiring Trainers?! Yes, We Do That!

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
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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Fitness Nutrition

Whole Grains and Nutrition: There's More Than Meets The Eye!

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
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 ...
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CPT Fitness Weight Loss

Assessing Change - Beyond the Number on the Scale

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
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? You can use a weight loss calculator, BMI calculator, skinfold measurements, and more.  There are many ...
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Fitness Sports Performance Nutrition

Heat: Signs, Symptoms, and Strategies for Training in the Heat

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
Keeping athletes and clients performing at their peak while also avoiding heat-related illnesses takes preparation and planning. Bodies need time to adapt to the increased physiological demands of training in warm environments. But even with preparation ...
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