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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Circadian Rhythm and Performance

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Do you know which NFL team has better odds of winning Monday night? Chances are it could be determined by circadian rhythm.
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Fitness Evaluations: Keeping Goals on Track

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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 at Work: Opportunities to Improve Employee Wellness

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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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Defining and Conquering Goals

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Help your clients define and conquer their weight loss goals. There’s more to it besides just being SMART. Though any time of year is a suitable time to establish a goal, New Year’s is obviously one the most universal times to start that commitment. ...
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7 Ways to Battle the Holiday Bulge Before it Begins

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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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Exercise Feedback and Cueing: Getting Your Clients Moving Correctly

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Teaching a client a new exercise, or even learning a new one yourself, can be a downright challenge. See how different forms of feedback can get the performance just right.
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Exercise Tips for Fall Prevention

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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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Can’t Stop Thinking About Food Cravings

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Food cravings are those overwhelming desires for a specific food. Differing from hunger, which can be satisfied by just about any food, cravings are a continuous calling regardless of a full or grumbling belly. Food cravings have been linked to both ...
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Bust Through Training Plateaus (and Boredom) with These Programming Swaps

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Are your clients hitting a training plateau or getting bored with their workout? Are you getting bored using the same exercises? Try manipulating the training variables to bring in some fun factor while staying true to your client’s goals and abilities.
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Narrowing the Gap Between Expectations and Results

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Whether it’s staff or members, how do you close the gap between what is actually happening and the optimal situation? Do you ever wonder why some task, procedure or something that seems so basic is not happening at your club? What is the optimal result ...
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