// FAST FACTS //
Major + Year: Sports Management // Junior
Hometown: Athens, Ohio
Fav Sweat Sesh: HIIT
Workout I Want To Try: Pound!
Fav Healthy Snack: Hummus + carrots
FitGoal: Run a half marathon!
// THE MOMENT //
The first time I heard about CHAARG was from my middle school best friend who now is a member of UC CHAARG. I reached out to her because we have always both had a passion for a healthy lifestyle + she told me I simply could not miss out on this experience. I immediately joined VirtCHAARG + was welcomed from girls all over the country! Getting a BoltBabe was one of the best decisions as a Virtual member — keeping each other accountable + motivated was one of my favorite aspects of CHAARG so far! The exact moment I knew that I wanted to start a CHAARG chapter at my university was after I spoke about this organization to my mom. After I got done telling her how I thought this was going to change my life + my college experience, I realized that I was so passionate about CHAARG + I was so driven to spread the positive vibes.
My passion for health + fitness was ignited when I graduated high school + let go of my sports. I am so passionate about everything sports-related that when I no longer had practice + an amount of exercise everyday, I had to become self-motivated. I began going to the gym + directly getting on the treadmill. Shortly after a few weeks of that, I knew that I could not take this much longer because working out became a burden + not fun at all. My dad suggested we go on a hike one day + I fell in love. I started looking up other studios around me + found Pure Barre video’s online which I really enjoyed! This path allowed me to enjoy college more + start living a healthy lifestyle. After I saw a CHAARG post on social media, I knew it was something I had to join!
Being surrounded by a strong group of women who empower each other every day is an experience that is hard to get in college — but CHAARG has done it! I have already enjoyed spreading the love around OU’s campus SO MUCH + I cannot wait for all of the bobkittens to join me + the exec team!
// EAT //
Favorite Meal… PASTA!
Favorite Indulgence… Peanut butter fudge!
// SWEAT //
If you could work out with anyone dead or alive, what workout would you do + who would you work out with? I would definitely do a HIIT workout with Ellie Goulding — she is an inspiration to me by being a humble superstar + such a strong woman!
A song that gets me pumped to take on a #sweatsesh is… Waves by Kanye West!
// INSPIRE //
My passion is… Spending time with my family! My family is everything to me + trying new activities makes our time together even more valuable. My dad, little brother + I are very adventurous — we spend a lot of time hiking, doing races + attending local events!
I am #inCHAARG because… Being apart of a group that supports + empowers young women challenges me to grow individually as well as inspire others!
// LIVE //
3 words to describe you are… Organized, funny + driven
Fun Fact… I’ve watched the series The Office at least 6 times — it never gets old!
Favorite life quote…
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass — it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” // Vivian Greene.
KEEP UP WITH ELYSE ON INSTAGRAM + MAKE SURE TO SAY HELLO IF YOU SEE HER AT OHIO UNIVERSITY : ) IF YOU OR ANY FRIENDS GO TO OU — EMAIL ELYSE AT OHIOCHAARG@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 : )