Meet Alyssa, Penn State CHAARG’s Ambassador

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/ FAST FACTS //

Major + Year: Nutritional Sciences + Junior

Hometown: Pittsburgh

Fav Sweat Sesh: Running + Plyos

Workout I Want To Try: Boxing or Aerial Yoga

Fav Healthy Snack: Grapes, Watermelon, Poms — I LOVE all fruit

Fit Goal: to complete my first marathon in January [+ be HYDRATED for it] // side note: she did it ; )

#inCHAARG Insta: @thebusybee_

// THE MOMENT //

How did you hear about CHAARG? I heard about CHAARG from Molly Tavoletti. She went to my high school. I saw her post about it one day + decided to look it up. From there, I was hooked. I had to be a part of it.

The moment I knew I wanted to be the CHAARG Ambassador… Gosh. Immediately. I don’t believe in doing anything unless your whole heart is in it. The CHAARG movement aligned so much with everything I believe in. I knew I had to at least try to bring it to Penn State. I’m SO blessed + honored + excited + thrilled + anxious to actually get to start a chapter at Penn State.

What excites you most about being the CHAARG Ambassador? Everything. The people I’ll connect with. Sharing this community. Igniting a passion for health + fitness in women at Penn State. I can’t wait to show every girl I meet just how capable + strong + special she is.

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// EAT //

Favorite meal… Spicy Thai Basil [basically tons of veggies + rice with thai spices + sauces] 

Favorite indulgence… Dark Chocolate Truffles.

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// SWEAT //

If you could workout with anyone [dead or alive] who would it be + what workout would you do? Ellie Goulding + she would run circles around me [while I try to keep up].

A song that gets me pumped up to take on a #sweatsesh is… “Outside” by Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding 

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// INSPIRE //

My passion is… It’s cliché but this. CHAARG is my passion. Nutrition — Health — Fitness. I feel like I’m right where I should be. I love what I’m studying, I love this movement + I love sharing it with others. Because I’m studying Nutrition, people always ask me what they should be eating or doing. They think they’re bothering me, but I really love it. My eyes light up when I talk about it + I just know this is what I want to do for the rest of my life — I want to make people healthy + happy.

I am #inCHAARG because… I believe in the process. I believe in eating healthy + working out + mental wellness. I’ve experienced it + I honestly think it’s worth the work.

// LIVE //

Three words to describe you… Excited + Curious + Passionate

Fun fact…  My family just got a new puppy + his name is bear. HE’S SO CUTE.

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Favorite life quote…

WHAT WE HAVE TO REMEMBER IS THAT WE CAN STILL DO ANYTHING. WE CAN CHANGE OUR MINDS. WE CAN START OVER. THE NOTION THAT IT’S TOO LATE TO DO ANYTHING IS COMICAL. IT’S HILARIOUS. WE CAN’T — WE MUST NOT LOSE THIS SENSE OF POSSIBILITY — BECAUSE IN THE END, IT’S ALL WE HAVE. // MARINA KEEGAN

Keep up with Alyssa on instagram + make sure to say hello if you see her at Penn State. : ) If you or any friends go to Penn State University — email Alyssa at PennStateCHAARG@gmail.com  + learn how to get involved in CHAARG.

JOIN PENN STATE CHAARG HERE.

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