// FAST FACTS //
Major + Year: Management Information Systems [minor in Spanish] // Junior
Hometown: West Chester, Ohio
Fav Sweat Sesh: Cycling — indoor + outdoor !
Workout I Want To Try: SOULCYCLE!!
Fav Healthy Snack: Almond butter + banana
FitGoal: Find balance + routine during the school year–explore new classes, commit to a schedule + make it a priority in my daily schedule!
// THE MOMENT //
The moment I knew I wanted to become the next CHAARG Ambassador at my university… Last year at the National Retreat I got to meet so many amazing people and truly gained a new perspective on how much CHAARG is changing lives. After that weekend, I felt so passionately that this organization was put in my life for a reason + there’s nothing I wanted more than to lead + pay it forward so that girls could have the experience that I’ve had. A year later, I couldn’t be more humbled to be in this position. I can’t wait to empower girls in this community to have confidence in who they are + become the happiest + healthiest versions of themselves.
My passion for health + fitness was ignited when… I joined CHAARG my freshman year. If you would’ve told my high school self that in college I’d run a half marathon, lift weights for fun, box, do yoga weekly, etc., I probably would’ve laughed. Joining CHAARG helped me realize how strong I am–physically + mentally. Knowing that strength, I’ve stopped putting limits on what I can and can’t do + I get so much joy from living that healthy + limitless lifestyle.
// EAT //
Favorite Meal… ANYTHING BREAKFAST!! Smoothie bowls + overnight oats + pancakes, oh my!!
Favorite Indulgence… Ice Cream hands down <3
// SWEAT //
If you could work out with anyone dead or alive, what workout would you do + who would you work out with? Lindsey Torgerson–such an inspirational elite endurance athlete who competes for Team USA on multiple world platforms in the event of Duathlon, a combination of endurance running and cycling.
A song that gets me pumped to take on a #sweatsesh is… Never Be Like You by Flume
// INSPIRE //
My passion is… empowering people! There’s nothing that is more exhilarating than to see a person achieve things they never believed they could achieve. We are so much stronger than we realize + sometimes all a person needs is that reminder.
I am #inCHAARG because… I realize that my health + fitness is a journey + there isn’t a specific end or destination. Healthy looks + feels different on every person + through being #inCHAARG, I’m learning just that! Being #inCHAARG has made working out no longer feel like a chore — it’s an opportunity to push myself farther, become stronger + gain confidence that I wouldn’t have otherwise had. Strength is my new goal + confidence is my new motivation.
// LIVE //
3 words to describe you are… Enthusiastic, Driven + Optimistic
Fun Fact… I’ve been waterfall rappelling on a 160 foot waterfall! #terrifying #butkindaawesome
Favorite life quote…
“How would your life be different if you stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day you stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others” ― Steve Maraboli
Keep up with Kelsey on instagram + make sure to say hello if you see her at the Ohio State University. : ) If you or any friends go to Ohio State — email Kelsey at OSUCHAARG@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 : )