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. We wanted a platform to showcase our members ++ share how CHAARG has shaped them — welcome to #ChangedByCHAARG. We’d love to feature you!

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“CHAARG for me, it taught me to believe in myself. It taught me that I’m capable of a lot more than I thought I was + it taught me that even in those moments when you think you’re not good enough + you know you see all your flaws, other people see the good in you ++ they see how hard you’re working for something + it means a lot.”

— Nandi Janay Sparrock, #MizzouCHAARG

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We are CHAARG + we’re on a mission to show college girls everywhere that owning your fitness is owning your life. We are liberating girls from the elliptical + proving the fitness can [+ SHOULD!] be fun. We are leading the movement that is igniting a passion in women to embrace a happy + healthy lifestyle.

“I served as Ambassador at DePaul for two quarters + then the kind of end of that came ++ I wanted to still be on team CHAARG + I wanted to give more”…“I applied, had another interview + got the CLC position! + now I’m here + it’s been such a rollercoaster of a journey, but I would not have it any other way.”

— Anais Dominguez, #DePaulCHAARG

“My CHAARG journey has been something that has given me so many friends — so many lifelong friends.”… “It has been everything to me in my college career + has just been the cherry on top of a very excellent time at Iowa.”

— Carly Garcia, #IowaCHAARG

“The more + more I do for Salisbury University, the more that I know it’s because of CHAARG. I’m bettering myself, who I’m going to be, + the people around me because of CHAARG + what it has given me.”

— Molly Fitzpatrick, #SalisburyCHAARG

“CHAARG has taught me all of these wonderful things that my body can do, + through that, it has made me realize that my body is functional. Something that I like to say is — the function of your body is to function, not to appear.

The first time I truly had to let go of that was when I applied to become a CHAARG Ambassador…. flash forward to four years later + I’m surrounded by CHAARG girls every day.”

— Katie Carbonell, #VandyCHAARG

“CHAARG has helped me learn to completely trust the process in terms of where I’m supposed to be + where I’m going. I’m definitely someone who likes to have one hand on the steering wheel knowing what the outcome will be + what’s going to happen.

Without CHAARG, I never would have tried all of these workouts that I love now, I never would have found my gym in Nashville — I just love waking up every day + feeling so strong + so powerful.”

— Emily Ganz, #PurdueCHAARG

“Before CHAARG, I was an athlete for my whole life + as a collegiate athlete, I never really took the time to focus on anything besides my numbers in the weight room, mile time, weight on the scale ++ once I joined CHAARG, I not only realized that I take ownership of my body — what I put in it, how I work out — ++ that I actually have that choice, but also that CHAARG girls cared about me more.”

— Jill Jernas, #UCFCHAARG

“So, I go to my first event + I am so welcomed, + everyone just wanted to get to know me. I was so happy + never felt so accepted. It’s just the best feeling — not having to care what I look like or what other people think of me. Because I know that they are going to accept me for who I am, completely.”

— Alyssa Kleine-Kracht, #UCCHAARG

“My CHAARG Journey began at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. It was the first club I joined on campus + I was really nervous going into it because I was from a small town in Wisconsin that was 8 hours away + I really missed having a team aspect from all of the sports I played in high school. Joining CHAARG there really gave that back to me.”

— Cassidy Mattson, #UWECCHAARG

“CHAARG has changed me in so many ways. I struggled a lot in middle school with body image + just having self-confidence. It’s been such a struggle my whole life. I finally have this platform. I know I have the ability to reach out to girls who might be struggling with similar things that I struggled + sometimes do still struggle with.”

— Jess Danylchuk, #BostonCHAARG

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