Stacy Peterson, MS, MA, CHHC, CSCS, USAW
As a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Educator (Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine) Stacy practice's whole-foods nutrition, fitness and sports performance training to individuals, teams and groups of people of all ages and abilities.
Stacy believes that it is critical to focus on the whole individual through holistic nutrition, exercise training and proper lifestyle choices since all areas impact each other and thus effect the body’s ability to reach it’s maximum potential. Whether it’s nutrition and/or exercise that you are interested in improving, sessions are individualized to help you reach your specific goals.
Food is a foundational requirement that allows the body to function properly. Together we will find the metabolic deficiencies your body is experiencing and correct those triggers that are causing the symptoms and hardships throughout your daily life. Whether you are experiencing a recent or chronic condition, it is imperative to supply your body with the right tools to improve your quality of life and achieve maximal energy. Stacy’s goal is to help you see, feel and understand what your body needs to live a life that is truly gratifying. Stacy has worked with business professionals, weekend warriors, athletes and the alike to improve their health not by covering up the symptoms, but by getting to the root cause of each health situation.
Regular exercise is an important part of health as it boosts your immune system turning on anti-inflammatory cytokines, improves neurotransmitters and relieves stress, to name a few. Stacy believes in finding the right exercise that is best for your body and personal goals. She has trained athletes to be stronger and faster for their sport at the NFL, CFL, MLS, and Triathlon professional levels, as well as collegiate Division I and II, High School and Junior High School levels. Previously she was the Director of Athletic Performance at the University of California San Diego and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach both at the University of California San Diego and American University, Washington, D.C. She has coached athletes to perform better in baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, distance track, field hockey, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Stacy was selected as an Assistant Swim Coach for the 2012 FINA Masters World Swimming Championships in Riccione, Italy where she coached masters swimmers on deck throughout the June 2012 competition, in addition to competing in a few Masters World Swimming events herself.
Stacy has been a Masters Swimming National Champion in the 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle, as well as two-time Masters Swimming National Record holder. While attaining her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, she was a competitive Big West Division I swimmer at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. When studying abroad, she swam with the Australian National Swim Team working side-by-side in the water and during dryland with Olympic medalists.
In her down time with friends and loved ones she enjoys swimming, playing a friendly game of sand volleyball, trail running, lifting, cycling, rock climbing, mountaineering, surfing or competing in masters swim meets or triathlon competitions throughout the world.
No matter your age or reason for wanting to live a healthier life or function at a higher level, with the right tools you will feel and see the benefits. Your body wants to operate at an optimal level, let's give it the right combination to help you reach your personal goals.
* Masters of Science (MS) in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from University of Western States, Portland
* Masters of Arts (MA) degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University, Irvine
* Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
* Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
* IFM Member through the Institute for Functional Medicine
* United States Weightlifting Association (USAW) Certified Level 1 Club Coach
* American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Certified Level 1 Club Coach
* Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
* CPR and AED Certified through the American Red Cross