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

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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Nutrition

Caffeine and Exercise: Benefits 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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Holidays 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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CES Fitness Assessments

Hip Shifting Compensation? A Behind the Scenes Look at the Overhead Squat Assessment.

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  The overhead squat assessment is not limited to just lateral and frontal views. Taking a posterior view can add another dimension to identifying and addressing kinetic chain dysfunction. One of the more surprising observations is an asymmetrical weight ...
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CES CPT

The Question of Handedness

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When performing client assessments, do you ask if they are right or left handed? Handedness is not usually a standard question on assessment forms, but maybe it should be added. Handedness can have a definite impact on posture and the risk for developing ...
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Nutrition

Fat-free, Sugar-free, and now Gluten-free?

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Are your nutrition clients going gluten-free? This topic is sure to cause some strong opinions and sharing of stories of how a gluten-free diet has changed someone’s life. The goal here is to share some of the details regarding gluten, who really needs ...
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