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 Nutrition

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

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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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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? 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

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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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CPT 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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CPT Fitness Recovery

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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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?
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Nutrition

Do cheat meals make diet sense?

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Do you cheat? Cheat meals are an eating approach of adhering to a clean diet 90% of the time and cheating on 10% of meals (or even ratios of 80:20), or a complete day of modestly indulging in the not so healthy craved foods. Can cheating help you, or ...
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CPT

Resume Writing for Fitness Professionals

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By Brian Sutton MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Stacey Penney MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Fitness professionals need to understand the importance of a well-written resume. It doesn't matter if you’re applying at a local health club, university, or sports ...
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Q & A

Training and Relationships: An Interview with Gabby Reece

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Does training with your romantic partner benefit high-level athletes and personal trainers? Get the inside scoop from NASM-CPT and pro-athlete Gabby Reece on training with her surfing-legend husband Laird Hamilton.
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Sports Performance

Nutrition Considerations for Winter Sports Performance

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By Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS 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 ...
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