How Has CHAARG Changed Your University?

CHAARG aims to ignite a passion in college-aged girls for health + fitness. Too many college girls rely solely on an elliptical, but CHAARG is on a mission to liberates girls from the elliptical + show them that fitness can [+ should!] be fun.

Since every girl has a different preference of what fun is, we create opportunities for our CHAARG girls to “find their fit” through trying different types of workouts. Our CHAARG Chapters have not only impacted their members, but their university communities as a whole — read on to find out how some of our CHAARG Chapters have changed their universities…

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“CHAARG brought a positive community to GVSU that allows girls to connect with each other + come together through a love of fitness, health, + positive body image. It provides a space for girls who are a tad unsure of themselves to gain confidence + new friends through fitness.” — Lauren Johnson, GVSU

“CHAARG has brought a new sense of positivity to Penn State ++ brought an incredible community of women who welcome all girls. CHAARG gives girls that home away from home ++ yet it empowers women to step outside their comfort zones + live fearlessly through college + beyond.” — Katie Hynson, Penn State University

“CHAARG has changed our university by giving girls the opportunity to be a part of a community of women without being Greek. Sororities at UK are awesome, but are not for everyone! CHAARG has given girls who don’t click with Greek life the opportunity to be a part of a community at UK + a national community!” — Kathryn Porter, University Of Kentucky

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“CHAARG has drastically changed the way I see Penn State by making such a [HUGE] university into a small one. I have found my niche in CHAARG, my place among so many people. I now find girls in the gym to workout with + to grab dinner with after class. CHAARG has also inspired so many girls to get active + encourage one another. CHAARG has helped me feel at home, along with so many others!” — Emily Smith, Penn State University

“What’s so special about this community is that it is made up of girls that may never have crossed paths without CHAARG. The girls in our Chapter come from all different fitness backgrounds, with girls on our D1 sports teams, distance runners, soul cycle enthusiasts, CrossFit fanatics + others just starting out their journey! CHAARG creates a place where we can all come together, learn from each other + become the happiest + healthiest versions of ourselves!” — Bayley Shanley, GWU

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CHAARG has honestly started shifting how so many girls on campus see fitness + really given them the bravery to stop outside of their comfort zone!

“In the last two years I’ve seen so many girls find that they want to try things they have never done before especially lifting! It always seemed like something the guys on campus truly ruled over. Now, I notice so many CHAARG girls going to the gym together + trying something outside of their comfort zone! I’ve also seen girls gain the confidence to ask someone at the gym for help because they really want to learn the right way to lift!

Not only that, but I’ve seen CHAARG shape our members into such strong + independent woman. CHAARG has given them this confidence + this glow from within to be such strong leaders + such empowering female role models! It’s given campus + myself a new perspective on what a leader can be + look like + lets everyone see that — hey, we are CHAARG girls + we are strong + ready to rock any challenge that comes our way!” — Marissa Flores, BGSU

“CHAARG has changed our university by making girls excited proud about working out, as well as their body image + what their goals are. Being #inCHAARG holds girls accountable about working out — whether that is posting an instagram daily about your fit goal or your healthy meal, people are always liking, commenting, motivating, + giving positive feedback about your post. CHAARG is a truly inspiring organization that has changed our university in more ways than one. It allows girls at our university to come together to support one another in creating a better version of themselves. Endorphins also make you happy so it really is the greatest group of people to hangout with :)” — Kate Elson, GWU

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Interested in learning more about how CHAARG impacts campuses? We’ve put together a resource that shares research we did with 1000+ CHAARG girls + their universities. Check it out here! Want to start a CHAARG Chapter on your campus? Apply here.

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