My name is Charese Horn. I am the owner and coach here at YAY FIT.
I have always had a heart for people and I’ve always been physically active. My passion for health and fitness began after the passing of my mother. The pain from the loss was tremendous and I needed an outlet, a positive one.
It’s amazing how God works, even during difficulty. I wasn’t looking to “work out”, but stumbled into a outdoor boot camp class and found that it was the positive outlet I'd been desperately praying for. I remember pushing extremely hard the very first day, and left totally exhausted, Yet, I felt amazing and it had been quite some time since I'd felt that way. I couldn’t wait to do it again the next day.
Fast-forward, attending the boot camp classes led to a coaching opportunity. Admittingly, I was afraid, lacked confidence and struggled with insecurity for many years. I didn't feel adequate and certainly not qualified to lead others. But I had also reached a place in my life where I was tired of being afraid, tired of the lack of confidence and tired of the insecurity. I was encouraged by some of the other ladies who attended to take the opportunity. They told me that I inspired them to work harder and be better. It was just the push and motivation I needed. So, I didn't just do it for me, I did it for them. I wanted to encourage and support others. Like I said, I have always had a big heart and passion for people. It literally ignited a fire on the inside of me, it awakened my soul. That’s the day I mark as the day God shined a light on the path that would lead to my purpose.
Today, I am so grateful, so honored, blessed and proud to be the owner of a fitness studio that not only encourages physically, but emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
What can I say, God knows the plans that he has for us. We just have to step out of fear and into faith. He works everything together for our good and the good of others. What a wonderful thing God has done and is doing.