Stacy Baugues is a pediatric exercise physiologist and founder and CEO of PowerUp Fitness. PowerUp Fitness certifies wellness champions as youth fitness instructors and provides them with the training and support needed to empower youth through fitness, education, and fun in their communities. With the launch of online instructor training in July 2019, PowerUp Fitness classes have spread to more than sixty schools, fitness centers, and childcare facilities across fifteen states.
Stacy has been in the health and wellness sector since 2006, including fitness management, Coordinated School Health, and senior leadership positions with a state-wide, health-focused nonprofit. She holds a master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee and has published research on youth physical activity and motor skill development. Stacy volunteers with the Young Leaders’ Society for United Way of Greater Knoxville and enjoys living in downtown Knoxville with her husband and daughter.