Yolanda Scott – Never Stop Stopping
For those that may have missed our previous feature on Mrs. Yolanda Scott (aka Rogue) in our 2015 Year-In-Review magazine, allow us to reintroduce this motivating personality.
Mrs. Scott graduated from Howard University as a Registered Nurse and worked at Howard General Hospital as a Cardiac Nurse. During her time in this field she witnessed first-hand some of the destructive behaviors we all have when it comes to our health and fitness. It was at that point she made the switch from treatment to prevention by becoming a personal trainer, fitness instructor and nutrition consultant. With personal training certifications in AFFA, NASM, AFFA Group Exercise, Mad Dog Spinning, Hip Hop Hustle, Flirty Girl Fitness, R.I.P.P.E.D, American Fitness Boot Camp as well as Sport Nutrition and Fitness Management in her arsenal of experience, this fitness expert is also a Yamaha R1 beast master.
So why the second featured article on Rogue? To serve as an on-going example of never stopping and continuous self-improving with sharing not only achieving her previous goals, but tackling and accomplishing her new goals in the world of competitive body building.
Yolonda was the first woman to win four consecutive competitions in the PRO Bikini Competitor class before switching categories to become a PRO Figure Competitor. Her efforts are now laser-focused on the hard training needed for the PRO Figure competition, “ALL PRO WORLD” on October 28th, 2017 at Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, MD where she will be going up against PRO figure competitors from all corners of the globe.
These weren’t the only updates since our last feature. During this time she also made the move from her beloved Yamaha R1 to her new two-wheel love, the brawny yet nimble and sporty Harley-Davidson Breakout, so of course we had to rock a new photo shoot. Although fighting flu-like symptoms the day of the shoot, Yolanda effortlessly mutated into her “Rogue” persona just as one of Stan Lees’ legendary characters and crushed the shoot flexing her feminine physique and strength with unwavering determination for success and growth while still remaining ever so humble.
Taking it back to her health and nutrition expertise, the following five steps will have you living that healthy life you deserve and on track to a healthier you.
Step 1 – Assessment: Visit a personal trainer for a health assessment. Today’s trainers are highly skilled professionals who can tailor a routine specifically for your needs.
Step 2 – Commit: Write a commitment statement to exercise for 10 days straight. Did you know it takes 10 days to break or begin a habit? Take one day at a time and before you know it, that 10th day will there.
Step 3 – Nutrition: Pack your diet with nutrient-dense foods and snacks to fuel your workouts such as berries, spinach, nuts, protein bars, whole grains and cereal. Small portions are key.
Step 4 -Schedule: Schedule your workout just as you would a meeting or dinner with friends. Plan the time, place and the type of exercise you will do. Far too often events may distract us during the day, so plan to exercise early in the morning. Prepare your workout clothes and a gym bag the night prior to your workout. Plan to have fun and it will happen.
Step 5 – Exercise: Exercise for at least 15 minutes, even if you can’t schedule a regular workout. If you do cardio, push yourself so it becomes harder to breathe sooner. If you lift weights, pick up heavier weights or shorten the time period between sets. You may find you get more done in 15 minutes than you would in a half hour if you increase the intensity of your workout.
For more on this dynamic personality, keep up (if you can) on Facebook at BodyEffxbyRogue, Instagram at BodyEffxbyRogue, on YouTube at The BodyEffx and website BodyEffxbyRogue .com
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