Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer

Bio

Welcome =) I believe when it comes to eating right and exercising, most of us know what to do, or can access good information to learn. The key is to become aware and overcome what holds us back from DOING what we know. I believe by implementing simple, gradual, sustainable improvements in the way we think, the way we eat and the way we move, we can make lasting changes towards our overall health and in turn inspire others to do the same. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) - FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist) - Sharecare Certified - Elite Trainer Previous in health and fitness industry: Bill Phillips Transformation Coach I look forward to partnering with you as you take steps towards improving your overall health...mind, body, heart and soul. This is YOUR journey and my privilege to witness your success! No matter where we are in this process, there will always be new levels to reach. Warmly, Penny Ragusano Health & Fitness Coach CHANGINGONE

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Sharecare

Location:

  • San Ramon, CA

Activity

  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness

    Is exercise only one part of a weight loss program?

    Yes, exercise is only one part of a weight loss program. Exercise is the part that helps us:
    • Increase our fitness level (we each have our own personal starting point)
    • Get more movement in our day
    • Feel good and mobile waking up muscles that maybe have been resting a while
    • In general, using
    ...Read More
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness

    How can mini-meals help with weight loss?

    One proven approach to weight loss, on the nutrition side of things, is to begin eating smaller meals (mini-meals) throughout the day. This would mean eating about every 2.5 to 3 hours.  

    How does it help with weight loss?
    1. Keeps our energy balanced throughout the day; especially since with
    ...Read More
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness

    Why should my child eat a balanced diet?

    If we can teach our children (by example) the importance of eating a balanced diet, we decrease their chances of having to deal with poor health (including obesity) when they reach adulthood.

    Many adults today (in their 30's, 40's and beyond) are just learning the basics of balanced nutrition....Read More
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness

    How can mini-meals help with weight loss?

    One proven approach to weight loss, on the nutrition side of things, is to begin eating smaller meals (mini-meals) throughout the day. This would mean eating about every 2.5 to 3 hours.  

    How does it help with weight loss?
    1. Keeps our energy balanced throughout the day; especially since with
    ...Read More
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    Thank you for the 'follow' Genesis! I enjoyed reading your bio and very excited to see you here. You defiantly have the right approach based on what you share and I have no doubt you will succeed this round (as you say). When we do health this way, we see it as a journey that really has no end. I see you cheering others on which is awesome. Congratulations on your badge. How are YOU doing so far? Sending positive energy your way as you continue your journey.
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  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer found the following answer helpful:

    How do I perform a single leg shoulder press with both arms?

    When performing a single leg, 2 arm shoulder press exercise, you want to first select a weight. Because your shoulder complex is made up of small muscles that stabilize this mobile joint, you want to keep the weight somewhat light to avoid stress on the joint. Next, stand on one leg making sure that your...Read More
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer found the following answer helpful:

    How do we burn calories?

    Calories are simply a way for us to measure energy. Specifically, a calorie is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by roughly 2 degrees Fahrenheit. With that said anything that we do, from the normal physiological processes that keep us alive, to physical activity,...Read More
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness

    Is exercise only one part of a weight loss program?

    Yes, exercise is only one part of a weight loss program. Exercise is the part that helps us:
    • Increase our fitness level (we each have our own personal starting point)
    • Get more movement in our day
    • Feel good and mobile waking up muscles that maybe have been resting a while
    • In general, using
    ...Read More
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    Happy Memorial Day Weekend Sharecare Community! Wishing everyone an extra dose of quality "unplugged" time with family and friends. Make an extra effort to put the electronics away and be present with one another. There is no substitute for connecting in this way and it really is SO darn good for #health @changingone_ #healthyactiontip
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
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  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer has updated a blog entry:
    "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
    -- Berthold Auerbach

    Music has always been important for me. In times of happiness,...Full Post
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer has posted a blog entry:
    Staying on plan when it comes to nutrition is challenging in general. Even more so when we are the only one in the family that is choosing to focus...Full Post
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    Happy Mother's Day to all the lovely moms out there. Take some time today to acknowledge all that you do for others in your role as a mom and how much you give of yourself daily. Please also take a few minutes to consider how well you are taking care of yourself on a daily basis. If you are neglecting YOU while taking care of everyone else, make some adjustments. If you find this challenging, as many moms do because they are so used to giving, then try this thinking...In order to give your best, you must be at your best. So taking care of you is a selfless not selfish act.
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    Accentuate the Positive - Deliberately