Kinsey Mahaffey

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey, MPH, is a Houston-based fitness educator, personal trainer and health coach who developed her commitment to lifelong fitness while playing Division I volleyball. She’s passionate about helping others cultivate a healthy lifestyle and enjoys educating other fitness professionals who share this vision. She’s a Master Instructor and Master Trainer for NASM. You can follow her on LinkedIn here.

Recent Posts

Workout Plans

Banded Clamshell Workout

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
If you haven’t heard of the banded clamshell exercise, it may just become a regular in your warm-up routine once you try it. This simple exercise will help to fire up your glutes so that you’re ready for a run, a lifting session, or to move better during ...
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Fitness spotlight

Calf Workouts: How to Grow the Often-Stubborn Muscle Group

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Anyone who has ever tried to get more muscle definition in their calves knows that it can sometimes be a tough task. Training your calves for muscle growth takes intentional effort, time, and a solid plan. To grow your calves, you want to choose the ...
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CPT

How Much Does a Personal Trainer Cost & Should You Hire One?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
An NASM-Certified Personal Trainer is well-equipped to design an exercise program that will help you reach your health and fitness goals in a safe and efficient manner. Anyone who is considering hiring a personal trainer might wonder: “How much does a ...
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CPT

Completing Your First MURPH: How to Safely Achieve an Impressive MURPH Time

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
When your workout has a “why” behind it, it can be all the motivation that you need to push yourself to complete it. In CrossFit, the notoriously intense Murph workout has a “why” behind it that has encouraged tens of thousands of people to push ...
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Women's Fitness

Powerlifting for Women - Strategies for Lifting Success

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Powerlifting isn’t just “for the boys” anymore, and we couldn’t be more excited. Today, it’s more common to see women throwing around some serious weight in sports like CrossFit or in social media posts on the internet.
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Workout Plans

How To Get Better at Pull-Ups: A Handy Guide

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Back in 5th grade, I remember watching a classmate knock out 13 pull-ups during the President’s Fitness Test. She made it look so effortless that I thought, “This should be easy!” Right? Wrong. I was shocked when I couldn’t even do ONE pull-up. What ...
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Workout Plans

8 of The Best Squat Alternatives for Stronger Legs

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
You’ve looked up different fitness routines for stronger legs, but every single one includes squats. Maybe you’re feeling a little burned out on squats, or you just want to add some variety to your workout routine.
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Senior Fitness

Cardio Workouts for Senior Clients

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were over 54 million adults aged 65 and older in the U.S. in 2021, and the number is projected to continue to rise over the next 30 years. Staying physically active is incredibly important for this demographic ...
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Nutrition

5 Ways to Slow Down Your Metabolism

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
For someone who wants to gain weight and/or increase muscle mass, having a fast metabolism can be seen as a roadblock when it comes to achieving those goals. Maybe you’ve tried eating more to pack on the muscle, but you just seem to burn through all the ...
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Workout Plans

Wall Sits: Helpful Tips and Benefits

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
When I was a student-athlete, wall sits were frequently used as a “character-building” exercise for the whole team. Character-building exercises were typically exercises that required perseverance and grit to push through to the end, thus building our ...
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