My name is Ashley Lynn Williams. I am a senior at Michigan State University (go green!). I am 21 years old and live in Northville, MI.
MY FITNESS JOURNEY
I have always been very active. I started gymnastics when I was toddler and competed until i was in high school. After I started high school, I found a new love being a part of the cheerleading team. Both of these experiences taught me incredibly valuable lessons but surprisingly, one thing I never learned was how to create and follow a fitness regime.
In 2015, I started my freshman year at MSU. Without any prior knowledge of working out that didn’t involve organized athletics, I ignorantly and unknowingly stayed as far away from the gym as possible. Quickly, I learned that zero exercise paired with eating junky cafeteria food did not give me the figure I wanted to have. By the end of the school year, I had gained 10 pounds. Starting sophomore year, I became a member at a local group fitness studio. I enjoyed the vigorous workouts and attended classes regularly, but I didn’t realize that I still wasn’t making the best choices in the cafeteria. The exercise I was doing seemed to be completely offset by my poor diet.
At the start of my junior year, I started to get serious about my fitness – a journey that I am continuing to this day. I joined Planet Fitness so I could workout at home and at school. I started creating workout plans for my very first time. I also changed my diet and finally started seeing progress in my body that I am proud of. I learned by following and interacting with many popular fitness girls on Instagram. Also during that year, I joined CHAARG, which is is a national female fitness organization that has a chapter at MSU. I completely submersed myself in the CHAARG community, so much so that I eventually became the Ambassador (President)! I created my fitness Instagram account and started posting videos of my workouts so I could connect with other girls from across the country. As I started gaining followers and receiving positive feedback, I realized that health and fitness is a deep-rooted passion of mine; I had just uncovered it very slowly.
WHAT I AM DOING NOW
I will graduate from MSU in May of this year. I will finish out my term as Ambassador before I hand off my position to the next amazing leader. I love that I am able to give back to an incredible community that has given me so much. I recently became a certified personal trainer through the nationally accredited organization National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I am now a bootcamp instructor, personal trainer, and online trainer.
I created this website because I want to help as many people as I can “find their fit”. I hope to spread the joy and passion that fitness has brought to me by helping other people reach their goals.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions about my online fitness plans. I also offer an option to make a custom guide tailored to meet your specific needs. I am motivated to help make your goals a reality.
Xoxo, Ashley Lynn