We are so excited to expand to Butler University this coming August! My uncle actually played basketball at Butler, so of course I was a fan of expanding there. As soon as I met Paige — she reminded [+ looked!] like one of my best friends — so we hit it off right away! The story of how she heard about CHAARG made me laugh [you’ll read below!]. She told me that she was originally planning on being the Event Coordinator — but since the girl who wanted to become the Ambassador was graduating, she was like well, I guess I better apply to bring it to Butler! I love that spirit ; ) I am so excited to welcome Paige as the first Ambassador of Butler University!
Paige Freund | Butler University
Major – Psychology | Minor – Business Entrepreneurship
Graduation Date – May 2016
Favorite Workout – Running
Workout I Want To Try – Kickboxing
Favorite Healthy Snack – Carrots + Guacamole
Fit Goal – To keep a healthy lifestyle + to inspire women to do the same.
How did you hear about CHAARG?
I heard about CHAARG from one of my sorority sisters. She was interested in bringing CHAARG to campus + gathered information about it. After a couple of months went by, I asked her what happened with CHAARG + if it was coming to campus. Since she was a senior + graduating, she could not apply. I was bummed + knew I had to do something about it!
When was the moment that you knew you had to bring CHAARG to your school?
As I mentioned above, I knew I had to do something when I heard about CHAARG not coming to campus. I was also looking for my niche on campus. I could not find it with other clubs or activities + when I heard about CHAARG it seemed like the perfect niche! I was very excited about getting involved + putting myself out there for others to see how passionate I am about health + fitness. I knew if I stay determined + focused I could bring CHAARG to campus.
What ignited your passion for health + fitness?
My passion for health + fitness started back in the seventh grade. My best friend wanted me to join the cross country + track team with her, so I gave it a go! After the first year of running I fell in love! I ran competitively all four years throughout high school. Then after my first year of college, I became a pescetarian + enjoyed running races throughout the summer. Also, after I entered college I missed the competitive drive of racing. I love going to the gym + creating fun workouts for my friends + me. My passion for health + fitness has been consistently growing + I hope to continue until even when I am old! I hope I can show CHAARG women the importance of healthy eating + fitness goals — it is something I look forward to + am so excited about!
Aside from working out, what else do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love hanging out with my friends, traveling with my family, + adventuring out of my comfort zone. My family + I have traveled to many different places around the world + I love every minute of it! I love exploring new places, foods, + activities.
What excites you the most about starting a CHAARG chapter at your school?
Ever since I found out CHAARG was coming to Butler, I have been so excited to spread the word + show others how rewarding + FUN CHAARG is! I cannot wait to expand the CHAARG community to campus + see others be just as excited as I am. I know women will be excited because it is such a great organization to add to the Butler community.
Do you go to Butler? Email Paige at butlerCHAARG@gmail.com + learn how to get involved with CHAARG — whether as a general member, exec member, or supporter! If you know of any health + fitness professionals in the Butler area who may be interested in leading a CHAARG event, please send them our way as well! Join the movement + #CHAARGon.