Women at Belmont University are getting charged up over CHAARG. Changing Health Attitudes and Actions to Recreate Girls (CHAARG) is exactly the student organization’s mission. These students are on a mission to teach young women how to embrace and enjoy fitness. Each week they host a studio spotlight event, in which members are introduced to a local fitness studio and are given the opportunity to try out the fitness techniques in a group class. Members also meet every week in smaller groups to participate in their choice of fitness routine.
The goal of CHAARG is to help women“find their fit.” Over 5,000 individuals participate in CHAARG at 50 universities across the country, as well as an online chapter designed for those whose universities do not currently have a CHAARG chapter. Elisabeth Tavierne, CHAARG founder, writes that “my mission is to empower every CHAARG girl to be the best version of herself. I truly hope that all of our members find their passion for health and fitness — whatever that means to them.”
Cayli Allen, a Belmont CHAARG member, described her experience with CHAARG. “I joined CHAARG as a way to make new friends, stay on track with my exercise goals and try something new! I love being able to try all of Nashville’s hottest workout facilities for free with a great group of girls!”
While a main focus of the organization is physical fitness, Tavierne also stresses the importance of living a well-rounded, healthy life. She hopes that CHAARG members grow to embrace a happy and healthy lifestyle in a supportive and encouraging community. CHAARG is also available for university graduates.