The biography, life, and accomplishments of Kayla Rowling

Kayla Rowling is an American professional International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA)/Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (PNBA) Bikini Divas athlete born on May 6, 1993. Rowling is a 2x Natural Olympia champ, including 2021 Natural Olympia.

Kayla Rowling has also signed a multi-media contract with Generation Iron, Iron Man Magazine, and the INBA PNBA. 

Below is a complete breakdown of Kayla Rowling’s profile, stats, biography, training, and diet regimen.

Full Name: Kayla Rowling
Weight Height Date Of Birth
135 lbs 5’2″ 05/06/93
Division Era Nationality
Bikini Divas, Evening Gown 2010 American


On May 6, 1993, Kayla Rowling was born in Alton, IL. Kayla Rowling has a background in dance and gymnastics, and she was a college cheerleader at Northern Illinois University. She also competed in a few pageants. Her acrobatic experience helped merge her way to competing in natural bodybuilding. 

When she was 25 years old, she spectated a bodybuilding competition and fell in love with the sport. Her coach, Anthony Badejo, is her most significant influence as a natural athlete. 

Rowling stated that she loves bodybuilding because:

“There is so much in the world that we can’t control, but what we can control is ourselves. I believe bodybuilding gives you the opportunity to practice how to use self-control and build discipline so you can apply it to other areas of your life.

If you master yourself, then you can master anything. This is only one of the many reasons why I love it!”

Competition History

Kayla Rowling - Natural Olympia

Below is Kayla Rowlings’s complete competition history. 

  • 2021 Natural Olympia Bikini Divas – 1st
  • 2021 Pro Chicago AM – 1st
  • 2021 Team USA – 3rd
  • 2020 Natural Olympia Bikini Divas – 1st 
  • 2020 Pro Chicago North American – 2nd 
  • 2020 Minnesota Mayhem – 5th 
  • 2019 Natural Olympia – 15th
  • 2019 Chicago North American Novice and Bikini Division 1st 
  • 2019 Chicago North American – 1st 

Kayla Rowling’s Training 

Kayla Rowling works out twice a day. She does fasted-cardio in the morning (time varies), and five hours or more later, she’ll weight train. Rowling follows a 6-day split routine, isolating each muscle group into different days, and has one rest day a week. And her reps and sets will vary depending on her goals. Rowling stated, “My weight fluctuates a lot.” 


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A post shared by Kayla Rowling (@kayrowling)

 In the Instagram clip above, she’s performing various dumbbell chest exercises, including incline dumbbell bench press and incline dumbbell fly.

What Are Kayla Rowling’s Favorite Exercises? 

When it comes to her favorite exercises, she stated:

“I don’t have a favorite. I love them all.”


Regarding nutrition, Kayla Rowling said:

“My intake in and off-season is a blanched diet which consists of protein, fiber, and carbs in every meal, six meals a day, every three hours, based on my goals.”


These are the supplements that she takes below. 

Personal Life

When it’s the fall or winter, Kayla Rowling loves to read, especially books written by Robert Greene and books about stoic philosophy or spirituality. Rowling also likes drinking hot black coffee. If it’s spring or summer, you might find her rollerblading outside or at the beach in a bikini tanning, and working out – she enjoys working out outside! 

Terry Ramos
As a personal trainer and writer, Terry loves changing lives through coaching and the written word. Terry has a B.S. in Kinesiology and is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and ISSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He enjoys playing music, reading, and watching films when he's not writing or training.