// FAST FACTS //
Major + Year: English + Creative Writing // Junior
Hometown: Steger, IL
Fav Sweat Sesh: Hiking
Workout I Want To Try: Boxing
Fav Healthy Snack: Granola Bars
FitGoal: To run more [+ better].
// THE MOMENT //
The moment I knew I wanted to become the next CHAARG Ambassador at my university… Becoming Ambassador happened really quickly for me + sometimes it all feels like a blur but the moment my Ambassador suggested I apply for her position for the upcoming year, I was so flattered that she thought so highly of me + so excited to take on this new leadership role that I knew I had to do it. It took me less than 30 seconds to know I wanted to be UIC’s CHAARG Ambassador.
My passion for health + fitness was ignited when… I realized that I needed to train in some way to be happy. I was a dancer from the time that I was 3 until I was 17 years old so I was always training for the next competition or show but my first semester at UIC I was not training in any way + I just felt so unmotivated + unhappy. My passion was reignited when I joined CHAARG ++ for that, I’m so thankful.
// EAT //
Favorite Meal… Extra Cheesy Pizza. ; )
Favorite Indulgence… [again] Extra Cheesy Pizza. ; )
// SWEAT //
If you could work out with anyone dead or alive, what workout would you do + who would you work out with? I would love to train with any of the ballerinas at the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. They are all incredible dancers from different parts of the world. I miss dancing so much + I wish I had the extra time to devote to taking classes again.
A song that gets me pumped to take on a #sweatsesh is… Initiation by Crown The Empire. It’s heavy guitar tones + drums get my blood racing + ready to go.
// INSPIRE //
My passion is… art. May that be in my own writings or appreciating others or going to a broadway play or an art gallery. I really love expressing my creativity + observing others as well.
I am #inCHAARG because… I care about my overall health + I want to set an example of healthy living for my chapter, friends, + family.
// LIVE //
3 words to describe you are… I asked 3 of my friends + they said Devoted, Genuine, + Sunshine.
Fun Fact… As I am answering this, I’m sitting in my summer apartment in Siena, Italy.
Favorite life quote…
“Women are like teabags. You don’t know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.” -– Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep up with Tony on instagram + make sure to say hello if you see her at the University of Illinois at Chicago. : ) If you or any friends go to UIC — email Tony at UICCHAARG@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 : )