From a young age, Katya Elise Henry developed a passion for fitness which was inspired by her mother who worked as a personal fitness trainer. She later took to social media where she posted her workout videos but before she knew it, her fan base had grown exponentially. It was from this humble beginning that Katya has grown to be the star she is now even before Tyler Herro came into her life. Here is how everything worked out for her good.
Katya was Born 28 Years Ago in Minneapolis
Katya Elise Henry was born on the 14th of June 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Her father Derick Anthony Henry is a professional bodyguard while her mother Tawna Lynn Nelson is a personal fitness trainer. Katya has two elder sisters named Tanaya Henry and Gabriella Henry.
Katya schooled and graduated from Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. During her days as a student at Desert High School, she joined the cheerleading squad and excelled at cheerleading. One could say that she took after fitness training since her mother was practically a fitness trainer as well. This may have rubbed off on her in a positive way.
Her Mother Helped Shape Her Career Into the Fitness Trainer She is Today
Despite her love for cheerleading, Katya still desired a toned body with a curvy physique. This would mean that she would have to reduce her cardio exercises that help with her cheerleading. She struggled for a bit trying to take some time to work on her muscles but she couldn’t cope.
On the advice of her mother, Katya decided to quit cheerleading which came at great discomfort to her. The decision came on the back of Katya having a poor diet and eating junk food to make up for her muscular training. Her mother helped her to clean up her diet and stay off junk food. Just like any fitness lover, Katya started focusing on gym work.
Katya is Now on a Vegan Diet and Trains 4 Times Weekly To Keep Fit
Katya’s diet consists more of proteins and healthy fat and she avoids carbs when she wants to lose weight. After years of being hooked on beef steaks, pork, and chicken, Katya has gone vegan and focused on food supplements. Her diet has proven to be entirely healthy for her but she has advised against using food supplements as meal replacements.
Katya’s mum also helped her to develop a schedule that involves training 4 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday). She also guided her on the right weight to carry to build her muscles. Katya dedicated her good career start to having a caring mother who understood exactly what she wanted and how she can get it.
Katya Elise Henry Turned to Social Media To Keep Track of Her Fitness Training Progress
To track her progress daily, Katya started posting pictures and videos of herself on Instagram. The videos and pictures started sparingly at first because she had a job as a nanny and can only post in her free time yet she still created time to post them. What started as a self-awareness body and fitness routine was about to blow her out of her shell and into stardom.
Katya began posting the videos and pictures in January of 2013 and with time, people started falling in love with her fitness progress, how she looked and even began following her training routine. Her toned body and curves started being the talk of social media and she became an internet sensation overnight. People were curious about her fitness regime and the type of food she eats while a good percentage of that number started looking forward to her posts.
She Leveraged on Her Fame To Become a Professional Fitness Model
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’ which is inspired by her brand which helps to train people to be fit.
Katya’s growth has helped her to grow as a popular fitness model with lots of influence on social media. She has surpassed all her goals and works more to achieve new ones. She continues to give tips to her followers on her YouTube channel which has over 400k subscribers. This has helped her to develop into a fitness entrepreneur with a great fanbase.
Furthermore, Katya has partnered with fitness and supplement brand EHPlabs and has starred in Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend and Body Power Expo. She has also earned endorsement deals with brands such as BrighterWhite, DreamLab & Co, and Teami Tea Blends.
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.
Katya Elise Henry and Tyler Herro’s Relationship Started With a Tweet
Katya Elise Henry and American basketball star Tyler Herro met for the first time on social media (Twiter) after Herro shot his shot albeit in a subtle and responsible way. This was around the period when the Covid-19 pandemic was in full effect. Herro tweeted at Katya and said “wyd” (what are you doing). Katya replied by tweeting “Quarantine and chill.” This single tweet started the beginning of a lovely relationship between the pair.
The two got to converse with each other, and seeing that they are both cool being in each other’s life, their relationship kicked off. Katya Elise Henry has been dating Tyler Hierro till this day and as their relationship blossomed much to the delight of their fans, a lot was expected of them, including ending up as legally married husband and wife. But before we may see that, a baby was already on the way for the couple.
Katya shared a photo of herself and Tyler in June 2021 which she captioned “First came love, then came you. 🖤”. She could be seen on the picture heavily pregnant as Tyler stood behind her. On September 14, 2021, the couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl whom they named Zya. The new parents have been good in carrying out their new jobs which also seems to be strengthening the bond between them.
Before Becoming Tyler Herro’s Girlfriend, Katya Elise Dated Some Other American Celebrities
Katya Elise Henry’s first publicly known celebrity boyfriend was American model Austin Mahone whom she began dating from December 2015 to February 2017. As a couple, the duo had their moments and was spotted with each other a couple of times. However, rumors started circulating about their breakup. Eventually, Austin Mahone confirmed that they have separated.
From Austin, she moved on to date Kyle Kuzma, a professional American basketball player beginning in 2018. But due to their individual differences and peculiar preferences, the duo called it quits with Katya claiming that Kyle couldn’t handle her.
Rapper Tyga became Katya’s next bae starting in 2019 as reports had it. However, she called it quits when she discovered that Tyga was also seeing Cindy Kimberly and Emily Caro, two other Instagram models.