Lauren Styczynski: A Much Better Human Being
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 Lauren’s #ChangedByCHAARG story + more about her journey!
Meet Lauren, @lstizzyfit_inchaarg
University of Cincinnati — join #UCCHAARG here!
Medical Sciences / Professional Writing
One Word To Describe You:
Reason You Joined CHAARG:
Recovery from surgery in the most healthy way possible AND to meet more girls that were passionate about all things health + fitness
Favorite CHAARG Memory:
The CHAARG Tour!! I went to Columbus in Spring 2019 + it was so so lovely to meet so many gals!
#inCHAARG Instagram Crush:
@yijing_inchaarg def needs a shoutout for being my rock + encouraging me to be #inCHAARG always
Philosophy On Wellness:
Move every day…whether that’s a long walk or a heavy lift [+ everything in between], eat more veggies + be kind to yourself
Favorite Self-Care Practice:
Taking a night to myself to just lay, watch a movie, + reset
Move more in new ways — to try to workouts + accept myself + my strength
Ideal Morning Routine:
Waking up around 7 am + drinking a cup of coffee + working on work in the morning light
Book Every CHAARG Girl Should Read:
The Art of Racing In the Rain by Garth Stein [the movie is very good, too!]
Greatest Lesson On College:
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! Try a new style, talk to that cute person in your class, join a club [maybe CHAARG] you’d never thought about joining, etc. All of the best memories I’ve made have been from doing something I wouldn’t normally do
Advice To Your Freshman Self:
Hang in there.. .you’re going to be okay. And you’re going to grow a tumor + come out on top
Being #inCHAARG To Me Means:
Living every day in the best way possible to help curate my happiest + healthiest self
How have you been Changed By CHAARG?
CHAARG has changed me because it has given me the freedom to move in new ways, but also allowed me to always have a workout buddy. Our chapter is super active + I have made my best friends through CHAARG, honestly. What you get out of CHAARG is what you put into it — if you’re an active member + go to events, you’ll have way more fun than if you don’t. CHAARG gave me a safe space to be my healthiest self + to safely get back into shape after both surgeries