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

Fitness Training Benefits NASM

Implementing Resistance Training Modalities for Client Success

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When you see a variety of different exercise equipment choices, do you feel like a kid in a candy shop? As a fitness professional or experienced gym-goer, all of these equipment options probably inspire you to try new moves and push your physical limits. ...
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Certified Personal Trainer

Trainers Hiring Trainers?! Yes, We Do That!

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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 gluten Nutrition

There’s more to whole grains than whole wheat!

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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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Certified Personal Trainer CPT Fitness Weight Loss

Assessing Change - Beyond the Number on the Scale

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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? There are many assessment techniques, each with benefits and drawbacks depending on the client you are ...
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Fitness stress Weight Loss new year's resolutions

Exercise is Key to Achieving Top New Year’s Resolutions

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For some of the top New Year’s resolutions, the benefit of incorporating exercise to achieving the goals seems obvious. But for others, the connections are just now coming to light. Here are some of the top New Year’s resolutions, from losing weight to ...
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Fitness heat exhaustion Sports Medicine

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

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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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Fitness pregnancy

Exercise and Pregnancy: Physiological Changes and Exercise Programming

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So much happens to a woman’s body during the nine months of pregnancy (which is actually a 40 week countdown). We’ll look at some of the physiological changes that occur that fitness professionals should be aware of and how these can impact exercise ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Personal Trainer Marketing

Social Media and Job Searching: Benefits and Drawbacks.

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Can social networking help you find your dream job? Definitely! But you have to be smart with what you post, who you follow, and privacy settings (especially if you have a more daring side).
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Certified Personal Trainer Fitness

Sleep and Exercise Connections

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There are so many connections between sleep and exercise! Whether you are getting enough, the position you choose, or even what you eat before you get your z’s can impact exercise results. As a partner, exercise can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and ...
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Nutrition

Calcium: For strong bones, muscle function, and so much more!

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By Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS We all know that calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth, but what else does it do? How about its critical roles in muscle contractions, nerve impulses, blood clotting, and cellular metabolism? Recent ...
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