• Austin Hedgcoth

Commit To Be Fit: CHAARG

Updated: Apr 14


DENTON - Disappointed with the environment for women in the gym, Elisabeth Tavierne created CHAARG nearly a decade ago to “free girls from the elliptical” and provide them with a diverse fitness experience.


Today, CHAARG has 115 chapters with over 9,800 members at colleges across the country.


The University of North Texas is one of them.


With a sorority-like community but the goal-oriented mindset of a fitness group, CHAARG promotes physical, personal, and mental growth through exercise and sisterhood.


“We’re trying to cultivate friendships, getting into the university, meeting girls, and feeling like you’re part of a community rather than an organization,” said Taly Meadows, the VP of membership with UNT’s chapter of CHAARG. “I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”


Each week, the group partners with different local fitness organizations and instructors to provide CHAARG members with an innovative exercise experience while redefining their understanding of what it means to work out.


“We just really want to cultivate a strong bond of friendship and trust,” ambassador Avery Gregorash said. “We want them to try new things without the fear of being judged.”


CHAARG also offers small group workouts for those who prefer a more connected, intimate fitness experience.


“It’s kind of anything you want it to be, honestly,” Gregorash said. “The main goal is to find your fit, find your community, but we really try to get girls to be comfortable with where they are in their walks of life and have a group of girls to just support that.”


Building on the principles of diversity, community, and success, CHAARG is revolutionizing the college fitness community for women nationwide.


For more information on meeting dates, membership applications, and pricing, visit the official website for the UNT chapter of CHAARG.

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