CHAARG [CHANGING HEALTH, ATTITUDES,
+ ACTIONS TO RECREATE GIRLS]
CHAARG aims to ignite a passion in college-aged girls for health + fitness. Too many college girls rely solely on an elliptical. CHAARG liberates girls from the elliptical + shows them that fitness can [+ SHOULD] be fun! Since every girl has a different preference of what fun is, we create opportunities for our CHAARG girls to “find their fit.” We do this by partnering with local studios once a week to lead a workout, whether it be CrossFit, Pure Barre, or salsa dancing — and everything in between.
Once a girl joins CHAARG, she is welcomed into a supportive + empowering community of 5,000+ girls! When you workout, you feel good — but, when you surround yourself with people to support you, you feel even better. CHAARG combines good friends + a good workout to keep every girl feeling her happiest + healthiest self. Currently at 37 universities — with a “Virtual Chapter” for girls who do not have a CHAARG Chapter at their university yet — the movement is just getting started.
Elisabeth Tavierne [CHAARG Founder] — “My goal is to bring CHAARG to every university in the United States — if not the world. Ultimately though, my mission is to empower every CHAARG girl to be the best version of herself. I truly hope that all of our members find their passion for health + fitness — whatever that means to them. While CHAARG focuses a lot on fitness, living a healthy life is so much more than the physical aspect. I hope all of our members grow to embrace a healthy + happy lifestyle. I hope that they find a supportive + encouraging community + that they meet not only workout buddies, but lifelong friends.”
CHAARG NATIONAL TEAM
Raised in Chicago, Elisabeth Tavierne has the personality + accent to prove it. The city lover’s charisma comes from a mix of drive, friendliness, + an easy-going nature, with a coffee [black!] in hand. Attending The Ohio State University originally on a swimming scholarship, Elisabeth’s love for fitness did not stop there. She started CHAARG in hopes to inspire fellow Buckeyes to find their passion in fitness. She has since expanded CHAARG so that college girls everywhere can join in the movement of embracing a happy + healthy lifestyle. Elisabeth is also incredibly passionate about traveling the world, enjoying coffee with close friends, + adding Sriracha to anything + everything. // ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
A native Cincinnatian her whole life, Sarah Clem is all about skyline chili, Red’s baseball, + Cincinnati Bearcats of course! Having been an avid runner for 10+ years, her passion for health + fitness has only grown since attending University of Cincinnati. While at UC, she noticed something missing from her workout routines, + when she learned about CHAARG at The Ohio State University, she knew she had found what she had been missing! Sarah was the first Ambassador to expand CHAARG from OSU, then becoming the Chapter Trainer before starting full time as the Director of Expansion in Chicago. Sarah also enjoys exploring new restaurants, as well as new places to buy FitGear [+ shoes!]. // ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Raised in a small town outside of Toledo, Ohio, Sarah Jankowski knew that she wanted to move to a larger city that matched her high energy + provided countless coffee shops to discover. As a lifelong tennis player, Sarah was eager to try new workouts + meet other women who shared her passion for health + fitness. Sarah joined CHAARG her first semester at the University of Cincinnati + the rest is history. As the previous Ambassador of UC CHAARG + CHAARGtern, SJ has taken on the role of Community Manager on Team CHAARG. She will never go a day without trying something new, enjoying a chai latte, + laughing so hard she can call it a mini sweat sesh.
Alissa Becker grew up running + biking all over Dayton, OH. She lived an active lifestyle with her family at home, but once she was at Indiana University she knew she needed a new fit fam! Alissa started the IU CHAARG Chapter in 2013 + she has been a part of CHAARG ever since. After starting the IU Chapter, Alissa became a CLC + had an internship as Community Manger before becoming the Chapter Trainer. In her free time, Alissa loves diving into her yoga practice, training for her next race, + cycling down Lake Shore Drive. You'll never find her without a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte in her hands + smile on her face!
Despite being raised on a farm in central Illinois, Mary is the epitome of a city girl. She's creative with an entrepreneurial spirit + she's got the spunk to prove it! As a fitness trainer, she's a natural leader + is known for bringing the party into the studio. She learned about CHAARG at the 2014 Midwest Fit Fest in Ohio + became hooked. She initiated the Loyola community + quickly became the Blog Manager. When she's not working her full-time job in tech, writing for da blog, or coaching [+ taking!] fitness classes, Mary loves reading, traveling, + empowering other girls to pursue startups. // NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Growing up in Michigan as a dancer, runner, + fitness fanatic, when Alli Johnson started at the University of Michigan, she knew something was missing from her college experience. After hearing about CHAARG from a friend who was starting the Chapter at UM, Alli knew she had to be a part of it. Alli was a founding member of the University of Michigan Chapter + became the ambassador that following year. Since graduation, Alli moved to Cincinnati + became a CLC before moving into the RCL role. Alli enjoys spending her free time at CycleBar when she's not finding the latest + greatest brunch spot in Cincinnati!
Born and raised in Cleveland, Emily Ganz grew up living an active life style of dancing and running. Junior year, Emily was introduced to CHAARG + knew this was something Purdue University needed. She was the founding ambassador at Purdue her senior year + has been a part of CHAARG ever since. Emily completed her Master’s degree in Health Promotion and Education + became a CLC before moving into the RCL role. Aside from CHAARG, Emily’s favorite hobbies include running + watching all the Real Housewives TV series on Bravo! // 200 Hour Yoga Certified, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Group Fitness Trainer