Project HB is an award winning blog and fitness review site, founded by Carly Wilko in 2013. Carly qualified as a fitness instructor in 2017. She is a body-positive feminist, an advocate for realistic health and fitness for women, and a public speaker on exercise and positive body image. Carly moved to Bristol in 2016, after 10 years in London.


Hi! I’m Carly. Yes, I wrote the above about myself in the third person. And yes, I am cringing a little at having done that. Allow me to swiftly distract you from my awkwardness with links to some of the wonderful press features, events, brand collaborations, hastily organised global protest marches, ambassadorships and speaker panels I’ve been lucky enough to be part of, since Project HB started!

More detail around certain events available here. Please contact me if you’d like to discuss collaboration.

Press – publications

Press – online



  • Speaker and workshop facilitator at the “Body Positive Cafe” event run by Dr. Jessica Alleva and colleagues, from University of West England’s Centre for Appearance Studies, October 2017.
  • Speaker at “Take Up Space” – a day curated by Bristol Women’s Voice to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 at M-Shed Bristol.
  • Speaker on a panel at “Toast: Empowering Conversations” – a morning curated by Bromley by Bow Centre on International Women’s Day 2017,  to speak about being bold as part of a Beyond Business entrepreneurship programme, supported by Investec.
  • Women’s March on Bristol – planned Bristol’s peaceful, positive political march in 72 hours from my kitchen table, as part of the global movement on 21st Jan ’17. Arranged logistics for an estimated 2,000 attendees, and led and addressed the march on the day itself. We featured in national and international publications including The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Bristol 24/7ITV News, The Bristol Post, The Sun and BBC News. (With huge gratitude to Kelly Pike at Folk PR).



  • Consulted on strategy, social media and marketing for Wild Wolf’s Yoga, Bristol – 2017 (info on request)
  • Consulted on social media, events and marketing for a high profile gym, Bristol – 2016 (info on request)

Pop-ups & Events

I’ve got a keen understanding of what’s current in the UK fitness scene, I’m a qualified fitness instructor and I understand the language of empowering and inspiring women, particularly around the areas of wellness, fitness and body confidence.

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