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

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

Can You 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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Fitness

Everything You Need to Know About Muscle Memory

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
You may have heard the term ‘muscle memory’ to describe the ability to remember movements, or maybe to describe the ability to quickly regain muscle mass that is lost after periods of inactivity.
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Fitness

The Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale Explained

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
In a world of limitless fitness tech options and gadgets, is it still valid to judge the intensity of your workout based on how it feels? Short answer: Yes! The RPE scale is a simple, yet surprisingly accurate way to monitor intensity of exercise.
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Workout Plans Workouts

Reps in Reserve (RIR): What You Need to Know

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Most lifters are familiar with calculating percentages of their 1 Rep Max (aka, 1RM, the maximum amount of weight that you can lift for 1 repetition of an exercise) to choose the appropriate weight for an exercise based on their desired intensity for the ...
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wellness

Circadian Rhythms Explained from a Wellness & Fitness Perspective

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
To maintain a healthy lifestyle, understanding our natural circadian rhythms can have a huge impact on how we plan our sleep schedule, work, and workout times for optimal functioning and peak performance.
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Workouts

The Benefits of Tabata Workouts: Exercises to Get You Moving

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
There may have been times when you’ve found yourself in a situation where you have limited time, limited equipment, limited space, or all the above. How can you get a good workout, even with these limitations? If you’ve ever wondered the same thing, then ...
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Training Benefits

Resistance Training Exercises & Concepts You Should Use

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, and at least 2 days of full-body resistance training per week. What counts as resistance training and how can you get started today? ...
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Workout Plans

How to Increase Your Bench Press Max: The Best Ways to Bench More

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Whether you’re competing against others, or just competing against yourself, increasing your bench press max (the maximum weight that you can bench press in a single repetition) takes intentional effort. This article provides practical advice to help you ...
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