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.

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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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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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Workout Plans

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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