Liz Spila started on the DePaul exec team as the Treasurer + then became the VP Membership last year. Liz’s smile lights up any room she walks into + is able to make everyone feel welcome! We can’t wait to see the things Liz does as DePaul CHAARG’s ambassador this year! Say Hi to Liz!
// FAST FACTS //
Major + Year: Management Information Systems // Junior
Hometown: Palatine, IL
Fav Sweat Sesh: Running Outside
Workout I Want To Try: Orangetheory
Fav Healthy Snack: Smoothies
FitGoal: To be more consistent with my workout schedule!
// THE MOMENT //
My freshman year I decided to go to my school’s gym with my roommate to participate in a group fitness sampler. It was a 2 hour grueling workout with samples of every class the rec center had to offer. The CHAARG exec team also happened to attend this event + KILLED it — all while encouraging each other ++ wearing their matching grey tanks. Seeing them have so much fun even while doing an intense workout made me want to be a member of this group more than anything else. ++ Let’s be real — the cute tanks were a big bonus, too! After the sweat sesh, I talked to the girls on exec team + learned how much they genuinely loved their organization, CHAARG. I knew CHAARG would be the perfect way to meet new friends + become involved on campus, so I signed up the next day.
Since that day, CHAARG has transformed me in ways I never thought it could. I have made lasting friendships ++ my outlook on health, fitness, + life has been transformed. CHAARG has shown me how to use fitness to love myself instead of punish myself ++ given me the confidence + support to know I can achieve anything I set my mind to. In two short years, I have transformed from a somewhat lost freshman girl to a fearless Ambassador ++ I can’t thank CHAARG enough for that.
// EAT //
Favorite Meal… Salmon + Veggies
Favorite Indulgence… Dessert of any kind — I have the world’s biggest sweet tooth!
// SWEAT //
If you could work out with anyone dead or alive, what workout would you do + who would you work out with? I would do aerobics with Richard Simmons! Fun Fact: His entire fitness empire was built on principles that are very similar to CHAARG’s!
A song that gets me pumped to take on a #sweatsesh is… WOW by Beck
// INSPIRE //
My passion is… Music! I have been taking music lessons + singing for as long as I can remember. As I have gotten older + have had less time to commit to performing, I’ve fallen in love with listening to music + going to concerts. Since coming to DePaul, I have discovered the awesome music scene Chicago has to offer + have had the opportunity to experience so many concerts and festivals.
I am #inCHAARG because… I love being surrounded by a community of like-minded women that constantly encourage each other to be the best versions of ourselves.
// LIVE //
3 words to describe you are… Spunky, Positive, + Committed
Fun Fact… I am a certified lifeguard!
Favorite life quote…
“There’s no time for bad days.”
KEEP UP WITH LIZ ON INSTAGRAM + MAKE SURE TO SAY HELLO IF YOU SEE HER AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY : ) IF YOU OR ANY FRIENDS GO TO DPU — EMAIL LIZ AT DEPAULCHAARG@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 : )