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.

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How to Do a Glute Bridge: Form, Workouts, and More

Kinsey Mahaffey
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After hours of sitting at your desk, sitting behind the wheel, and sitting on the couch, the glutes can become underactive. Over time, our bodies adapt to long hours of sitting, resulting in unwanted back pain and tightness, along with some faulty ...
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wellness Behavior Change

Examples of Behavior Change Goals Through Small Steps and Tiny Habits

Kinsey Mahaffey
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As a behavior change specialist, many of our clients like to set new goals for the New Year. By this time of the year, however, it’s estimated that a large majority of people who set New Year’s Resolutions have already given up. If you work in a larger ...
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Weight Loss Nutrition

Helping a Client Set Realistic Weight Loss Goals

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Most clients have a goal in mind when they start working with a personal trainer. As trainers, our main objective is to help our clients reach their goals safely and efficiently. We'll do everything we can to help our clients, but what if their goal ...
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Fitness Workout Plans

Maximize Bench Press Form by Addressing These Common Issues

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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The ability to perform horizontal pushing patterns, like a chest press is an essential component of anyone's movement capability. Perhaps one of the most utilized methods for practicing this movement in the gym setting, aside from the pushup, is the ...
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CPT

How to Conduct a Fitness Consultation: Asking the Right Questions

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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The first initial consultation that I conducted was nerve-racking. As a brand new trainer, I stressed over making sure that I covered all of my bases in gathering the right amount of information during this initial session. It felt like so much ...
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CPT Fitness stretching Recovery

Active Recovery Workouts: What to Do on Your Rest Day

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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Recovery is important for getting the most out of your fitness programming and an essential component of a personal training education. I spend a decent amount of time talking with my clients about proper recovery techniques to avoid burnout and injury ...
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COVID-19 OPT Model

Return to Gym Plan: How to Tweak the NASM OPT™ Model for Clients

Kinsey Mahaffey
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COVID-19 forced gym closures, which in turn disrupted sessions for many personal training clients. As a trainer, here are some specific ways the NASM Optimum Performance Training™ model can ease their minds as they gradually resume their routines.
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American Fitness Magazine Cardio

A Perfect FITTE: 5 Ways to Customize Cardio Programming

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. The four words every client loves to hear: “It’s time for cardio!” (Cue the collective eye roll from clients around the globe.) As personal trainers, we know that cardiovascular ...
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