Kinley Stanley was born on April 26, 2005 in Nashville, TN to Joseph and Tammy Stanley. She has an older sister, Kayley and a dog named Izzy. Currently, Kinley is an honor student at Homelife Academy (Homeschool) and she will graduate from high school in 2023. She volunteers with kids at her church every Sunday. She is also very involved with Middle School Ministry. Kinley trains as a pole vaulter one day a week.
Kinley's older sister was doing gymnastics, so she was always at the gym since she was a baby. She naturally followed her sister into gymnastics when she was three years old. She started her competitive gymnastics career at Harpeth School of Gymnastics in Franklin, TN. As a level 4 gymnast in 2014, Kinley placed second in the all-around with a 37.450, first on floor exercise and second on vault at the State Championships. She skipped level 5, tested out of level 6 and quickly moved up to level 7 for the 2015 season. Kinley finished 11th overall at the State Championships. Kinley continued competing level 7 in 2016. At the State Championships, she placed fifth in the all-around with a 38.000, fourth on vault and fifth on balance beam. She qualified to the Regionals where she finished 18th overall with a 36.625.
Following her level 7 season in 2016, Kinley moved to Let it Shine Gymnastics in Franklin, TN. She moved up to level 8 for the 2018 season where she placed fourth in the all-around with a 37.175 and first on uneven bars with a 9.825. She qualified to the Region 8 Championships, finishing second on uneven bars with a 9.525, her only event. Kinley qualified to the 2018 Level 9 State Championships, but was unable to compete due to a broken shoulder on the week she was supposed to compete. Kinley competed level 9 for the 2019 season. She placed second on uneven bars at the State Championships and in the top ten on uneven bars at the Region 8 Championships.
Kinley trains 20-22 hours per week at Let it Shine Gymnastics in Franklin, TN under coaches Matt Baker, Marco Arguelles, Ashley Madera, Eilea Van Scoy and Courtney Jones. Kinley's long-term goal is to obtain a college gymnastics scholarship.