// FAST FACTS //
Major + Year: Psychology + Biology // Junior
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Fav Sweat Sesh: HIIT
Workout I Want To Try: Soul Cycle + Pole Dancing
Fav Healthy Snack: Almond butter + banana + chia seeds on toast
FitGoal: Focus more on strength training this semester!
// THE MOMENT //
The moment you knew you wanted to start a CHAARG chapter at your university… My best friend joined UMD’s CHAARG chapter + absolutely became obsessed with it. I checked out the CHAARG blog, IG, and twitter ++ it completely hooked me too. It was the first time I found such an inspiring community of girls with the same values + life goals as me and I knew I had to bring it to my school so other girls could feel the same. [ Thanks Caroline for introducing me to CHAARG! ]
My passion for health + fitness was ignited when… I’ve always been involved with some sort of sports team + my family has always been very active so it was easy before college to find the inspiration to workout + stay in shape. At the beginning of college I wasn’t part of a team so it was harder to find time + the motivation to go the gym. Through CHAARG I became more knowledgeable about different types of working + training that I could do to keep my workout routine fun ++ challenging. Going to the gym used to be a chore –now it’s either my me time // social time.
// EAT //
Favorite Meal… I live for all breakfast food!
Favorite Indulgence… Anything with nutella
// SWEAT //
If you could work out with anyone dead or alive, what workout would you do + who would you work out with? Hands down I would pick Kevin Hart. He is such a hard worker ++ big dreamer! We would do one of his Move With Hart 5ks ++ some strength training with his personal trainer afterwards.
A song that gets me pumped to take on a #sweatsesh is… One Dance by Drake gets me SO HYPED
// INSPIRE //
My passion is…
being a good role model. I have a 10 year old little sister who I completely adore ++ a lot of my health and fitness choices are to inspire her to become her healthiest + best self <3
I am #inCHAARG because…
I love being surrounded by strong + confident girls who are in control of their life + fitness.
// LIVE //
3 words to describe you are… Energetic, positive + loving
Fun Fact… I was born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia 🙂
Favorite life quote…
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”
Keep up with Mel on instagram + make sure to say hello if you see her Salisbury University. : ) If you or any friends go to Salisbury — email Mel at SalisburyCHAARG@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 : )