// FAST FACTS //
Major + Year: Early Childhood Education, Junior
Hometown: Avon, OH
Fav Sweat Sesh: Boxing!
Workout I Want To Try: Aerial Yoga
Fav Healthy Snack: Strawberries +//or a KIND Granola bar!
FitGoal: To run a sub-10 minute mile [+ not feel like I’m dying in the process!]
// THE MOMENT //
The moment I knew I wanted to become the next CHAARG Ambassador at my university.. After attending the CHAARG Retreat this past fall, I knew that I wanted to be the next ambassador at Xavier. I remember sitting around the campfire + listening to Morgan [former LSU Ambassador] tell us her story about how she joined CHAARG + founded her chapter. I was so inspired by her story + it was in that moment that I thought, “I want to inspire other girls like this, too.”
I knew that as an Ambassador I would have the chance to be a leader + to have an impact on every single member of our chapter. That’s when I knew I had to at least take a shot at the position! Around the time that I applied for it, I had hit a pretty rough patch. I had lost track of who I was. As cheesy as it sounds, CHAARG really has always been there for me. Receiving + accepting my new role as the XU Ambassador helped me affirm that I am EXACTLY where I need to be right now + things can only go up from here!
My passion for health + fitness was ignited when…. I realized that the Freshmen 15 was very, very real. I actually have a bit of a different health//fitness journey than some of the other CHAARG girls! I actually never worked out until I joined CHAARG. I was always the more creative type in high school. I spent all four years in the colorguard of our marching band + while it was still a rigorous activity, it wasn’t your typical *high school sport*. The only times I went to the gym was when I went with a friend [+ a majority of the time was spent gossiping while sitting on the stationary bikes]. So when I got to college + started gaining weight, I had no idea what to do. I remember looking in the mirror + thinking “What am I doing to myself?” It was that moment that I realized that I needed to make a change in my lifestyle! I joined CHAARG + signed up for my first #CHAARGSBFP + the rest is history. In less than two years I’ve gone from someone that wouldn’t be caught dead with weights in her hand to a girl that’s now ran a half marathon AND completed a Tough Mudder! So trust me when I say that if I can do it, you can definitely do it too!
// EAT //
Favorite Meal…. It’s not the healthiest, but my mom’s homemade pasta sauce will always have a special place in my heart! Its the one thing I crave whenever I’m away at school!
Favorite Indulgence… Anything with chocolate + caramel *eyeballz emoji* or string cheese!
// SWEAT //
If you could work out with anyone dead or alive, what workout would you do + who would you work out with? Ahhhh Ellen DeGeneres, hands down! I’d love to do something like aerial yoga or zumba with her, I feel like she’d just have a ton of fun with it and keep me laughing the whole time 🙂
A song that gets me pumped to take on a #sweatsesh is… It changes based on what week it is [lol] but right now it’s “I Don’t Like It, I Love It” by Flo Rida!
My passion is… ADVENTURE! I love to explore new places + traveling. I just got back from spending five weeks abroad in Italy and I can now say with 100% certainty that I have the wanderlust gene! I also love adventures like hiking, camping, or just exploring anywhere new outside!
I am #inCHAARG because… How can you not love everything CHAARG stands for? Any organization that empowers women by encouraging them to become the best versions of themselves while living happy + healthy lifestyles is where I want to be!
// LIVE //
3 words to describe you are… Positive, Adventurous, + Loud!
Fun Fact…. I absolutely LOVE to read! I always carry my Nook on me. If I’m not in class or at the gym, nine times out of ten I’m curled up somewhere with my nose in a book! I’m also a ginormous Harry Potter fan, so there’s that haha [Maybe that’s why I love CHAARG so much — my obsession with lightning bolts started early ; )].
Favorite life quote…
“CHARGE FORTH FEARLESSLY.”
Keep up with Alexis on instagram + make sure to say hello if you see her at Xavier University. : ) If you or any friends go to XU — email Alexis at XUCHAARG@gmail.com + learn how to get involved in CHAARG.
Are you interested in starting a CHAARG Chapter at your university? Apply to become an Ambassador! Head here for more info + email firstname.lastname@example.org for an app : )