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

diet 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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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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Holidays

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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Winter Sports

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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Hydration Nutrition

Hydration for Health and Performance

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Just how much water should you drink on a daily basis? Does the food you eat count toward this amount? Do you need as much water when exercising in the cold as you would in the heat? Will drinking water speed weight loss? Does dehydration affect athletic ...
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CES IT-band syndrome running

Running Pain: When Mileage and Dysfunction Meet

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By Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Running tops the charts as one of the most popular fitness activities. According to Running USA, women are out-participating men in road races at every distance except the full marathon. Even for teens it is ...
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Nutrition

Caffeine for Performance

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Caffeine has become a regular part of our daily diets, found in items such as chocolate, coffee, tea, and soda, even over-the-counter medications, supplements and cosmetics. It stimulates the central nervous system, heart, and musculoskeletal system (1).
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Thanksgiving Nutrition

This Season’s Nutrition Spotlight: Sweet Potatoes!

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The mere mention of sweet potatoes brings memories of a Thanksgiving table to mind. These nutritional tuberous all-stars have found their way onto everyday menus and, in some cases, have even bumped the traditional white potato out of our kitchens. What ...
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Sports Performance Nutrition

Raise Your Cup to a Race Well Run?

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In the spirit of Oktoberfest and post-race beer gardens, we’re going to explore the nutritional topic of beer. Of course, we remind you that moderation and responsibility apply.
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probiotics Training Benefits Nutrition

Probiotics- What’s in it for You?

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Not quite sure what all the lingo means when you are choosing your morning yogurt? Do you need a probiotic? How about adding in a prebiotic? Here we’ll set the stage on what probiotics are and their potential to improve health and performance.
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