We had the good fortune of connecting with Kenya Gray and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kenya, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
As a African American women, I know personally and statistically how poor health can affect African American communities. African-American women have the highest numbers in the United State of obesity and heart disease. As a healthy lifestyle coach, women’s fitness specialist and group fitness instructor, I hope to bring inspiration, education and resources to the community so that Black women can have a better quality of life and live longer. My focus is prevention.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am very excited about the group of individuals I have inspired and who have inspired me over the years. I am very godly proud of my two books “Making Fit Happen For Me” and ” Miraculously Made Women’s Healthy Lifestyle Journal” and those that invested in my business. I am still in the process of building my brand and finding out what is working for my business. The challenge is not seeing the results that I desire. I continue to search myself and pray about how to help my business and customers prosper. I want people to know that fitness is a journey and it is not one dimensional. There are so many facets to who we are. I was morbidly obese and I still spoke positively over myself. I realized that I had to let my actions match my proclamations. I want people to know as a coach I am working along side my clients but the transformations that they make in their lives is up to them
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite spots are the beach, the lakefront, park districts and forest preserves. God created nature and I believe that the best places on earth are what God created
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents are an integral part of my success. My encouragement to pursue my dreams came from them. My mom Peggy Ann Yates Magee has the greatest impact on my business and my pursuit of my PhD in performance psychology. I saw her work full time and pursue her Master’s degree. She was so strong and full of life. She passed away at age 46 from a heart attack and because of that loss, I desire to assist others in being healthy and having longevity.