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.

Recent Posts

Nutrition spotlight

12 Foods That Are High in Fiber: Getting Your Daily Requirements the Easy Way

Kinsey Mahaffey
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You have likely seen food labels that say, “High in fiber!” These types of advertisements seem to suggest that something high in fiber must be healthy, but why? Does fiber matter? Am I getting enough of it in my diet? What types of foods have fiber?
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Nutrition spotlight

Comprehensive Guide to Dieting for Vegan and Vegetarian Athletes

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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An athlete can eat a vegan or vegetarian diet without sacrificing their performance or body composition, but it takes planning and intentional food choices to be successful.
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Weight Loss

How to Lose Water Weight Effectively

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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I’ve had many a client come into their workout in a panic because they seemingly gained 3-5 pounds overnight. The conversation goes something like this: “I can’t believe I put on 3 extra pounds yesterday,” says the client. “What do you mean?” I ask. They ...
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Workout Plans spotlight

Gym Anxiety Tips: How You Can Overcome ‘Gymtimidation’ and Start Working Out

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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Just thinking about going to the gym might make your heart race and sweat glands activate, but not in anticipation of the heart-pumping workout ahead of you. Instead, it may be feelings of stress and anxiety holding you back from going all-in with a ...
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stretching spotlight

What is Pelvic Tilt & How Do You Fix it?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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If you’ve worked out with a personal trainer or in a group fitness class, you may have heard the term ‘pelvic tilt’. A fitness professional may have even told you that you have a pelvic tilt, but what does that mean?
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CPT spotlight Muscles

Lactic Acid Buildup in Muscles: What is It & How to Get Rid of It

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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I have vivid memories of joining my dad as he laid on the ground with his legs elevated after a long run or intense biking session. “What are you doing, dad?” I asked as I wiggled in next to him to copy what he was doing. “Gotta get the lactic acid out!” ...
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stretching spotlight

Stretches for Beginners: 10 of The Best Movements for Those Just Starting

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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A regular stretch routine has many benefits. Stretching will help you increase your flexibility, move better overall, and it’s also a great way to de-stress. As a beginner, it’s great to start with basic stretches that don’t require any crazy contortions ...
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Workout Plans spotlight

Functional Training: Compound Workouts for Functional Strength

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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Functional training has been a popular training term for decades, and you’ve likely seen the term used recently in gym advertisements, fitness magazines, and social media videos. Unfortunately, sometimes in the fitness industry, a term meant to describe ...
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Workout Plans spotlight

How to Really Get Six Pack Abs: 8 Exercises for Strength and Definition

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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Ah, the elusive six-pack abs. You’ve seen them on the covers of magazines, on athletes, and perhaps even on people you know personally. Having a six-pack can undoubtedly look impressive from the outsider's perspective, but what you might not be able to ...
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Weight Loss

Weight Lifting for Weight Loss: Which Exercises & Workouts Are Best?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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There are many reasons why someone might decide to start lifting weights, but one of the most common reasons is to lose weight. Consistent exercise, good nutrition, and adequate sleep are critical components of any weight loss plan, and a healthy ...
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