Beach babe and sprinting champion Katie Williams is a fierce competitor by day and a WAH runway superstar by night. With health and fitness goals reached and made, Katie defines motivation. This blonde bombshell’s vibrant personality matched our equally vibrant pieces, energetically modelling the WAH activewear range at our Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show.
What inspired you to start being active/to be an athlete?
My dad was a sprinter and my family is very athletic, we all love sport and being active. Growing up I was encouraged to be fit & play team sports.
What do you love most about this lifestyle?
An active life is a happy life, moving my body and pushing myself physically & mentally everyday is an endorphin rush!
What is a normal day like for you?
Wake up, have a bulletproof coffee (black coffee & coconut oil), pack my food for the day, off to University & training every afternoon, either at the track or at the gym with my PT. My nights are time to see my friends & family and my weekends are adventures!
How do you balance your time?
Good question…. I’m still trying to learn time management, I am a YES girl, I say yes to everything. Finding enough time to exercise, work, study, & socialise, is organised Chaos. But I’ve learnt the power of rest, I am very busy but now I understand and how important rest is to get the most out of my body physically. I use my dairy to track my time and important dates, my dairy is my life, without writing down events, castings & appointments my life would be crazier. I need structure in my life, because I am one daydreaming & forgetful lady!
What is your favourite work out?
The Sprint Track, forever and ever baby! Sprinting is the most intense and relaxing workout, it’s my meditation and sometimes my nightmare. For as long as I have legs I will run for the rest of my life
What is your best beauty tip?
A healthy and balanced diet. Plenty of nutritious foods and beauty sleep!
What do you eat on an average day?
My day starts after COFFEE! Green smoothie in the morning, chia seed pudding for mid morning snack, lunch might be a brown rice Tuna & Avocado salad, and dinner will be lower carb either chicken, fish or turkey with a salad, veggies or maybe some homemade baked sweet potato fries. I snack on fruit, loads of nuts, whole eggs, rice cakes + peanut butter, and I do love a good Quest protein bar! I also love making healthy alternatives, I have a MASSIVE sweet tooth and find myself drooling over chocolate at nighttime, so if I prep myself some Coconut Cacao balls sweetened with dates or some protein pancakes already made I don’t find myself feeling unsatisfied!
Favourite work out music/song?
I listen to Eminem when I’m at the gym, to Amp myself up!
Your favourite thing to do when you are not working out?
Surfing & shopping, or snooping around the organic markets.
Favourite place you have travelled to?
Positano – Italy ! It was literally heaven!
Dream place you’d like to travel to?
Greek islands is next on the bucket list
Fitness goal you dream to reach?
The Human Flag pole, a muscle up, 40 Kilo weighted Chin up, to Box Jump my shoulder height
How do you see your future?
Health & fitness has become my life and I am working towards career in the industry. I have been working for FoxSports as an Interviewer for a TV show called the “Summer of Surf” and I am absolutely LOVING it. I have had some amazing opportunities meeting people & networking with some incredible personalities, although I’m not sure just yet what my “Dream Job” is, but I want a career that is inspiring and motivates me everyday, I am totally open minded to the industry, & it’s no lie that fancy the camera 😉
What are 3 things you can’t live without?
My runners & Music
Your favourite photo you ever took?
The luminous glowing water of the Blue Grotto in Amalfi Coast!
Keep up with quick Katie on her Instagram @katiewilllly