There is no better motivation than having a go-to workout buddy.
This was just the idea Elisabeth Tavierne had in mind when she decided to unite female college students to empower one another both in the gym and life.
Tavierne, a Chicago native, attended Ohio State University as a varsity swimmer, but soon realized that it wasn’t making her happy. After deciding to quit competitive swimming, she hit the gym at her school but soon realized that she was the only girl in the weight room.
The lack of female presence in the gym sparked Tavierne to create CHAARG, which means “changing health, attitudes and actions to recreate girls.” CHAARG works like a sorority by allowing girls to bond over their mutual passion for health and fitness.
CHAARG formed a little over a year ago, and has since formed 37 chapters, Tavierne hopes to form a CHAARG chapter in all 50 states and one day make the group go global.
For Tavierne, encouraging girls to “find their fit” means that every girl’s workout looks different, just like every sorority girl squat. But the most important thing is that they find their passions to create a happy and healthy lifestyle along with lifelong friendships and a support system.
“My goal is to bring CHAARG to every university in the United States — if not the world. Ultimately though, my mission is to empower every CHAARG girl to be the best version of herself…I hope that they find a supportive and encouraging community and that they meet not only workout buddies, but lifelong friends,” Tavierne says via CHAARG.
Tavierne is total #fitspiration, showing us that strong is sexy. No matter what body type you have, you can get active at the gym. The boys club in the weight room is intimidating, but these girls hope to change that.
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