Let me start by thanking you for taking the time to visit my page. Now let me introduce myself. My name is Taylor Makakoa. I was born in Hawaii and raised in the Hawaiian community in Las Vegas. Hula was the priority in my house, and we were kept very physically active. When I was twelve years old I was 5'7", and I started modeling (I was also a dress size 00). As I began to fill out to a size 4, I was pressured on a daily basis from agents, clients, dressers, makeup and hair stylists to lose weight. I was told to do everything from "just drink water!", to try drugs "like the other girls." I never became anorexic, and I never did drugs to lose weight, but I tried almost every diet ever created, which led to my interest in nutrition. Eventually I earned a bachelor's degree in nutrition and another in liberal arts. However, it was not until I graduated with my second degree that I began lifting weights. I had found my passion.

2016 was a turning point for me. I decided it was time to crush goals, so I entered a fitness competition. I was blessed and lucky to win first place in my class in novice and second place in open the same week that I became a NASM certified personal trainer. I then enrolled in a Masters of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Management, and I completed it in just over four months. All of my education and certifications have helped me to provide the best care possible to my clients. 

I love health and wellness, and I want to share it with other people. I offer online personal training, where I create customized plans as unique as the client. If you enjoy working out at home, outdoors, in a fitness facility or a mix of all of the above, I can create a plan just for you!