Jill Jernas: College Athlete + CHAARG Girl
While many girls join CHAARG for similar reason [find the fun in fitness, learn a workout routine, develop healthier habits, + become a part of a community], their journey stories are all unique + empowering.
This Q + A post features Jill Jernas’ #ChangedByCHAARG story + more about her journey! Jill has been a collegiate athlete + CHAARG member throughout her college career — she even founded #UCFCHAARG while on the varsity rowing team!
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Meet Jill Jernas: @jilljernas
University: University of Central Florida — join #UCFCHAARG here!
Major: Integrated Business
One Word To Describe You: Fun
Reason I Joined CHAARG: To find new ways to sweat!
Favorite CHAARG Memory: My first leadership retreat – so much love in one place!
#inCHAARG Instagram Crush: @libby_inchaarg [they were Summer CHAARGterns together! <3]
Favorite Aspect Of Being A CHAARG Ambassador: I loved being able to give back to my community at UCF by founding CHAARG. In my time as Ambassador, I’ve seen girls try new workouts, work on their mental health for the first time, make new friends/roommates, run half marathons for the first time, + so much more.
What Piece Of Advice Would You Give To Founding Ambassadors: Step out of your comfort zone + get creative in spreading the word. Try to get every single girl to know about CHAARG — talk about it at the gym, in academic classes, in other clubs, post signs in coffee shops, classroom buildings, chalk the sidewalk, DM girls on every social network, post in various Facebook groups — take over campus. Once girls see it enough they’ll NEED to learn more!
Philosophy On Wellness: Your body is the only thing that will be consistent in all stages of life — treat it well!
Your body is the only thing that will be consistent in all stages of life — treat it well!
Favorite Self-Care Practice: Hot baths!
2019 Intention: Connect, be consistent, breathe!
Ideal Morning Routine: Wake up, stretch, brew coffee, cook a great breakfast, read + out the door!
Book Every CHAARG Girl Should Read: In the Company of Women // find it here!
Greatest Lesson On College: Everyone is busy — choose what you are busy with!
Advice To Your Freshman Self: Life is more than athletics : )
Being #inCHAARG To Me Means: Realizing your fitness + wellness is totally up you to! Not punishing your body, taking the time to improve it.
How have you been Changed By CHAARG? CHAARG has revealed my passion for fitness, and for doing everything I do with pride + making every choice from my job to my routine about doing what’s best for me and bringing me joy!
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