// FAST FACTS //
Major + Year: Operations Management + Criminal Justice // Sophomore
Hometown: Piney Point, MD
Fav Sweat Sesh: Hip Hop Shake [Basically Zumba] or any arm workout ; )
Workout I Want To Try: Any high ropes or obstacle course
Fav Healthy Snack: Peanut Butter and Wheat Bagels
FitGoal: To run a mile under 8:30
// THE MOMENT //
The moment I knew I wanted to become the next CHAARG Ambassador at my university… When I heard that the previous UMD ambassador was stepping down, I was interested ++ debating about applying. I was the Secretary on the exec team at the time, so I knew what was required as ambassador + I thought I could do it. But I still wasn’t sure. I asked my boyfriend of the time ++ he said I shouldn’t do it, that it would be too much for me + it wasn’t worth it. That’s when I knew I wanted to be the ambassador. I hated his answer because I knew I could do it. I knew I could lead the chapter + I knew I would love it. His doubt in me empowered me + made me believe in myself.
My passion for health + fitness was ignited when… I decided to try out for the volleyball team the summer of my freshman year. I was really nervous because I never played before, so I wanted to be as prepared as I could. My coach gave out a summer workout plan + I followed that to a T. During tryouts, we had physical tests + I held a plank for 2 minutes, 30 seconds – longer than anybody else. The coaches actually made me stop. That was when my passion for health and fitness started – when I learned how to workout + had my first non-scale victory : )
// EAT //
Favorite Meal… Enchiladas : )
Favorite Indulgence… My favorite indulgence has to be the delicious cakes at one of the diners on campus. It’s soooo good!
// SWEAT //
If you could work out with anyone dead or alive, what workout would you do + who would you work out with? If I could do any workout with anyone, I would do an insanity video with Shaun T. I’ve been doing insanity for years, and it’s one of my favorites! Shaun T makes me work hard every single time. I would LOVE to meet him one day.
A song that gets me pumped to take on a #sweatsesh is… Centuries by Fall Out Boy – “You will remember me, remember me for centuries ;)”
// INSPIRE //
My passion is… pushing girls to reach their goals. One of my favorite things is seeing girls reactions when they meet + exceed their goals. It is so exciting + inspires me, so I love to push the girls + help them realize their potential!
I am #inCHAARG because… I love what it stands for. I love how much it has already changed my life + I’ve only been #inCHAARG for 2 semesters. It’s changed the lives of girls everywhere! Who wouldn’t want to be part of such an awesome community??? The girls I’ve met have been AMAZING – so supportive + caring. CHAARG has really taught me how to love my body which is something I’ve really struggled with in the past. I’ve changed so much for the better -I’ve gotten stronger, both mentally + physically ++ it’s all because of CHAARG
// LIVE //
3 words to describe you are… dedicated, analytic, + organized!
Fun Fact… I’m currently writing this bio while waiting to get on our cruise ship to Mexico!
Favorite life quote…
“Change your thinking and it will change your life.”
Keep up with Caitlyn on instagram + make sure to say hello if you see her at the University of Maryland. : ) If you or any friends go to UMD — email Caitlyn at UMDCHAARG@gmail.com + learn how to get involved in CHAARG.
Are you interested in starting a CHAARG Chapter at your university? Apply to become an Ambassador! Head here for more info + email firstname.lastname@example.org for an app : )