Makaia Carr is the founder and powerhouse behind NZ's most successful fitness community, Motivate Me NZ. Earlier in 2017, she felt it was time to shake things up in her life and try her hand at something new. So she sold the business, and has opened up some exciting new opportunities in her life.
Makaia began to climb the ranks of social influence in 2012 when she started documenting her journey to a healthier lifestyle - while juggling motherhood, marriage, schedules and a busy household. She started a Facebook page, Motivate Me NZ, and used it as a platform to connect with other likeminded kiwis around the country. Within a few short months, the community had grown by tens of thousands, she had lost 10kgs and more than a dress size through clean eating diet, regular exercise and a positive mindset.
Although she's moved past the 'Motivate Me' brand, her online presence is stronger than ever. She re-branded her social pages to align with her personality, but the ethos is the same. She still shares snaps of her daily life and struggles as she takes steps towards a healthy, balanced lifestyle - inspiring her hundred-thousand strong following to do the same.
Makaia grew up in small town New Zealand and spent most of her career in the fashion industry – working up from stock girl to fashion buyer and national manager. Now based in Auckland, she uses her people management, communication and coaching skills to generate excellent results for both her personal clients, and the campaigns she takes on.
She’s passionate about public speaking and collaborating with likeminded companies, using her genuine, warm and approachable manner to build trusted relationships in person and online.