About Me

Welcome to Honestly Fitness!

My name (a.k.a the creator of this website) is Alice Williams and I am a Salt Lake City based health and fitness blogger. I was born in Hong Kong and lived there for 10 years, and then moved to the beautiful paradise island of Phuket, Thailand. I then moved to York, England to do my undergraduate in History and Politics and lived in Santa Cruz, CA during my second year as part of a study abroad program that the University of York offered. I then moved to San Francisco, CA where I completed an MA in Communication Studies and moved to Salt Lake City upon completion. This website was created to show you that despite being incredibly busy, either as a student, a full-time employee (or both!), that you can still lead a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Graduation (2 of 1)

Why I made Honestly Fitness

So, how does all that help you all understand why I made this blog? Good question! I tend to put this down to my time in Thailand – it made me aware of how superficial traits could, sadly, play such a huge role in people’s lives because I was surrounded by people who valued good looks and good bodies. I was always fairly chubby as a child and early teen, and so I have always felt a keen interest in fitness and health because of this. Although my initial reasons for engaging in fitness may not have been entirely wholesome, it undoubtedly kickstarted my journey through the fitness world and saw my transformation from someone who just wanted to be skinny into wanting so much more for myself – a healthy and strong body, glowing skin, hair and nails, and just a better quality of life in general. My year in Santa Cruz, CA exposed me to a whole new perspective into the world of health and fitness. For those who live in California, you know all about the obsession with health and fitness here. I had never seen places before that sold wheatgrass shots, solely organic products, and gluten free food. I was offered a glimpse into uncharted territory so I went there and never turned back. I am interested in exploring and making ALL types of food, whether it contains meat, is vegan, gluten-free or sugar-free, I try not to be exclusionary πŸ™‚

arice yoga

The ‘Honestly Fitness’ Mission

I created this blog with the intention of giving an honest opinion, backed up by factual evidence, about anything and everything concerning fitness, health, and everything in between. I got fed up of hearing empty and meaningless claims, and information that didn’t take into account how different people are. It made me sad to think how incredibly profit driven the health and fitness industry has become – literally selling you anything and everything, whether it helped you lose fat, or whatever else it claimed. What was worse was hearing people talk about and discussing things related to health and fitness that were so wrong, and sometimes just plain stupid. 

This blog is here to straighten out the facts and to bring to your attention important and controversial topics in the world of health and fitness. Although I am not a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, or dietitian, I felt that there was a need for a normal person’s voice in the world of health and fitness. Not all of us are educated on the anatomy of the body, how carbohydrates break down into sugars in the body, and most of us do not have much time or money to spend on personal trainers or chefs.  I wanted to provide a relatable figure and to help people realize that they are NOT alone in their quest to be fit and healthy, we are all in this together!

Love you all,
Alice

P.S. Get in touch with Sammy Nicholls if you ever need graphic design work. She made my logo and header and I was very impressed with her work and work ethic πŸ™‚

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DISCLAIMER: I am not a certified personal trainer, nutritionist or dietitian. All of my posts are based upon personal experience and/or scientific research. Before embarking on any diet or exercise regimen, I strongly encourage you to consult with your physician beforehand. Any of the exercises, recipes, or etc that I recommend, I am not responsible for any injury or harm that may or may not result.

14 Comments

  • Reply taryn May 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Hi Alice, I am a 20 year old girl from New Zealand who is a huge fan of your blog! Just wanted to say keep up the good work πŸ™‚ xx

    • Reply Honestly Fitness May 15, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      Hi Taryn!!
      Ahh, you are so sweet! This made my day and I am so happy you are enjoying my posts πŸ™‚ Let me know if you ever want to know about something specific, I’ll dedicate a post to you hehe xxx

  • Reply Michelle August 25, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    What happened to Tamara of Miss Tam Bam – I knew it was her as soon as I opened up your page! Love your blog!! Some great content on here πŸ™‚

    • Reply Honestly Fitness August 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      I know right! I have no idea, and it makes me sad because well .. she is the body of my site. Quite literally!!
      Thank you for your kind words, I am so happy you enjoy my blog πŸ™‚ Let me know if you have anything you would like me to write about too. Love hearing suggestions.
      Alice xxx

  • Reply Bee September 23, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Hi Alice,

    I just came across your blog while looking for reviews on Kayla Itsines BBG, I just purchased it myself and now, after reading your blog, I am even more excited to get started on it. Wonderful blog.

    Bee-
    23
    Churchill, Manitoba(Polar Bear Capital of the World)
    Canada

    • Reply Honestly Fitness September 23, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Hi Bee,

      I am excited for you too! It is a great program and it really pushes you to the max. I have restarted BBG again (as of yesterday!) and am coupling it with her HELP guide to try and give you all a more accurate review of whether buying both eBooks together is worth it.

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Read your comment this morning and it has set me up for a great day πŸ™‚

      Alice xx

  • Reply Niki October 27, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Hi!!I just stumbled across your blog – you have convinced me to under take Kayla Itsine’s BBG… I’m nervous πŸ™‚ your blog is going to help keep me motivated (plus new workout gear every other week might help). I’m living in Salt Lake City going to school at the U of U getting my undergraduate in business finance. I really connected to your blog because of your story – my family has a house in Santa Cruz so that area has a special place in my heart. Thanks for your hard work on this blog πŸ™‚

    • Reply Honestly Fitness October 27, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Hi Niki!

      Glad you stumbled across my blog πŸ™‚ You’ll be great, trust me. It’s really hard but you get stronger every week, and the feeling you get when you finish is soo worth it. Here to support you! And yeah new workout gear definitely doesn’t hurt haha.
      How funny that you are at the U and have a house in Santa Cruz! Have you always lived in Salt Lake City or is your family originally from California?

      Good luck with getting your undergraduate and best of luck with the BBG. Keep me updated, and thanks for your kind words on my blog!
      Alice xx

  • Reply Tonia November 5, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Alice,
    I was looking up stuff on Kayla’s program and stumbled across your blog. I love it. I’m going to be a regular avid reader. I’ll add you in instagram too πŸ™‚
    Tonia

    • Reply Honestly Fitness November 6, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Hi Tonia,
      You are so sweet and I am so pleased you love Honestly Fitness. I am honored!
      Let me know if you ever have an idea for me to write about πŸ™‚
      Alice x

  • Reply Janelle December 1, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Hi Alice,
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Awards.
    Check out my most recent post for details
    http://alloflifescreatures.com/2014/12/02/feeling-the-lieb-love/

  • Reply Rushell March 10, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Trying to follow your blog, not sure how to.

    • Reply Honestly Fitness March 10, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Hi Rushell!
      You can subscribe to my blog which will keep you updated to new posts and special deals πŸ™‚ Just enter your email address into the pop up you see when you visit Honestly Fitness.
      Thank you for visiting!
      Alice x

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