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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10 x 10 Thanksgiving Day Circuit

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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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Bite into an apple, this season’s favorite functional food for bigger and stronger muscles.

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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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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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Plateau Pushing: NASM's July Workout Playlist

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"This playlist was pulled together and ordered following the flow of an OPT workout session. Ranging from slower music for SMR and the warm-up, to a rise in tempo for a bit of cardio, to a strong beat for strength to help keep me on track and focused on ...
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Looking to Give Back While Also Expanding Your Training Impact? Maybe It’s Time to Consider Training for a Cause.

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In addition to improving your clients’ fitness, have you looked for ways to use your expertise and services to benefit a cause? With a little planning and creativity you can help make a positive impact.
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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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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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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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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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Motivational Interviewing-Steps to Behavior Change

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  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 ...
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