Meet the most motivated and inspired persona of all times, Makayla Rodgerson. A fitness enthusiast and trainer. Makayla is a living example of a woman who can solely take motherhood and other things easily. Her journey is impeccable and serves as a great inspiration for many mothers and women in fitness. Her 45mins – 2 hours sessions are what keep her going. Postpartum blues is one of the main issues women face after pregnancy. It includes low mood and mild depressive symptoms that are transient and selflimited and are extremely common in the perinatal period. This activity describes the diagnostic criteria for postpartum blues. However, each woman faces it differently.
Like Makalya lost a lot of weight after Cover Interview With Makayla Rogerson COVER INTERVIEW giving birth. So, much that it initiated her fitness journey. Starting with a very lean body, Makayla now has a chiseled body. When asked about her take on pregnant women going to the gym she said,
“Honestly one should definitely consult their healthcare professional first. But if you choose to go to the gym then you definitely should. You are more than capable of doing it. Know what your limits are and start very slow.”
Yoga’s fuse of contemplation and breathing can assist with further developing an individual’s psychological prosperity. Yoga practice makes mental clearness and serenity; increments body mindfulness alleviates persistent pressure patterns, loosens up the brain, and hones fixation. For Makayla also, yoga is on top, she not just holds it as an essential in her life but also recommends it to everyone.
“I love Yoga. I recommend it to everyone. It is absolutely perfect, especially for pregnant women. It is a perfect activity for anyone. It calms your mind, body from head to toe, your tissues, everything.”
Plyometric and resistance training both are amazing ways of training. Where Plyometrics include fast development velocities and high paces of-force advancement, resistance training takes into account significantly longer withdrawal times to achieve higher pinnacle force outputs.
“I do both. I love adding plyometrics to my training. Calesthetics in general, it’s all bodyweight training. I mix both. No extra weights just the bodyweight training. Sometimes I feel calisthenics sometimes resistant.”
We all know when you work out, especially intense workouts, injuries follow consistently. It is very important to keep a check on your posture and also on the way your work out.
“Making sure your form is on point. Strengthening is a must before and after your workout so you don’t wake up with soreness the next morning. If you are sore, listen to your body. Understand what it’s trying to tell you. Don’t overdo anything, you got to be intuitive.”
When asked would the world be a different place if all women decided to join the gym and stay fit irrespective of their sizes, Makayla had a great response. She said,
“Well, it goes back to being intuitive to your body. Not everybody feels the need to work out. Yes, it’s beneficial but definitely not mandatory. Not everyone has to go hit the gym. Other physical activities like walking, hiking, cycling, etc are more than enough. I myself didn’t start going to the gym literally until the last 2 years. I never needed the gym. I started going because I wanted to make a change in my life. But, I didn’t want to, I didn’t have to. Yes, it has benefited me but again, it is not for every single individual.”
Being a trainer Makayla comes across people of all shapes and sizes. When asked if she thinks everyone should have different workout goals or if every one should follow a similar routine. She says,
“Again, it goes back to being intuitive. I don’t feel everyone should have a similar routine. However, it is modified to your individual self. Some might need calisthenics some might require weights. But then it all follows in the same track. Every person is different no two people can benefit from the exact same workout. It’s just like medicine.”
The question of what to wear to the gym is putting most people behind. Most companies have great outfits but not everyone fits in the same shoes. To this Makayla says,
“Honestly, you got to wear what you feel good in. Be intuitive to yourself. I tell this to everyone. Because if you’re not intuitive, not listening to yourself, you are only hurting yourself. You need to listen to your body, to what it wants. Know your limits and restrictions that you need to follow with being intuitive. Then reward yourself. Put yourself first.”
Makayla Rodgerson’s remarkable journey from postpartum challenges to becoming a fitness enthusiast and trainer serves as an inspirational story for women everywhere. Her commitment to fitness, whether through yoga, plyometrics, or resistance training, underscores the importance of finding a fitness routine that suits one’s individual needs and preferences. Makayla’s emphasis on intuition and self-care resonates, reminding us that the path to a healthier lifestyle should be guided by personal choices and well-being. As we reflect on her words, it becomes evident that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to fitness, and the key is to listen to one’s body, stay true to oneself, and embrace the journey to a healthier, happier life.