Katya Elise Henry is a famous fitness/personal trainer and social media celebrity with more than 5million Instagram followers, 143k Twitter followers and over 98k Facebook followers. When Katya created her social media accounts, she did not intend to get famous; instead, it started out as a fitness journal to help her get her desired body shape.
Social media has a funny way of turning people into celebrities and Katya Elise Henry has been lucky enough to gain fame and popularity from her social media platforms.
Biography & Age
Katya Elise Henry is an American fitness model and personal trainer who was born on the 14th of June 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Katya attended and graduated from Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. While at Desert High, she joined the cheerleading squad and excelled at cheerleading.
In 2013, the young fitness star was keen on building a muscular and curvy body for herself but as a cheerleader, engaging in a lot of cardiovascular exercises, her dream body seemed to be far-fetched. She ate poorly and needed some guidance in building her dream figure. Katya was at a loss at this point but for her mother who is a personal trainer, she sought her advice on the right kind of diet and supplement to take; she was also offered a structured workout schedule. These days, she trains four days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday) and has Tuesday, Friday and Sunday as her rest days. She often calls herself “the glute master” when it comes to her workouts.
Katya began her fitness journey during her senior year in High School in January 2013. To track her progress daily, she began posting pictures and videos of herself on Instagram. Although back then she had a full-time job being a nanny and could only exercise and post pictures sparingly; however, she managed to make it work, finding time to do the needful.
Her first post was in January 2013; little did she know that her continuous posting of short videos and pictures of her curvy toned body would become a trending social media sensation overnight. Presently, she has over 5 million followers on Instagram, multiple Facebook pages and more than 84k subscribers on Youtube among other social media platforms.
The fitness and Instagram model has partnered with fitness and supplement brand EHPlabs and has starred in Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend and Body Power Expo. Katya is also a vegetarian and she maintains a strict and healthy diet. She eats more protein and healthy fats, adding Whey protein supplements to help with her muscle building goals. She strongly advises against meal replacement in the place of taking supplements.
Going to the gym is hard for anyone but Kayta recites her popular mantra to remain focused. “Be motivated. Be active. Be confident. Be you”. She believes her mantra will influence everyone to be better.
After having exceeded her ideal body goals, Katya became inspired to train friends and family. Seeing them making progress daily and realizing her posts were motivating more people to work out, she decided to take up personal training as a career choice and even founded a website called ‘Workout by Katya’.
This successful entrepreneur was in a lovely relationship with American singer Austin Mahone from December 2015 to February 2017. Initially, there were only rumors about their breakup, but eventually, Austin Mahone confirmed them. Since then, Katya has not been seen publicly with anyone new.
Family Life of Katya Elise Henry
This Instagram star with millions of followers hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota but later relocated to Miami, Florida with her family.
Her father is Derick Anthony Henry, who has been a professional bodyguard for more than twenty years. Her mother is Tawnya Lynn Nelson, a fitness trainer who guided her on the correct course for the type of body Katya wanted.
Katya also has two sisters – Tanaya Henry and Gabrielle Henry. Tanaya is approximately six years older than Katya; she is also a model, actress and a successful jewelry designer.
Height & Weight
Katya Elise Henry is currently living a very strict vegetarian life and loving every bit of it, and as a result, her weight falls between the 115-125 lbs (52.2-56.7kg) bracket. The 5 feet 2 inches (157.5cm) model has several tattoos – one across on the back of her neck, her right hip and on the left side of her rib cage.