This week’s Campus Celebrity is URI senior and health and fitness enthusiast Emily Caron. Emily is a journalism major and TMD minor here at URI and has come a long way from her small rural hometown in Central Mass. to becoming both a published model and a fitness instagrammer.
Caron created her fitness page on Instagram with the intent to inspire and motivate those around her to live a healthy lifestyle. Her account includes workout ideas, healthy and delicious food, inspirational quotes, and photos of her daily eating and exercise routines.
“For me fitness and healthy eating is a lifestyle, I believe that being healthy is key to being happy. Working out makes me feel good and motivates me to push myself everyday.”
Caron started her page about eight months ago and it has grown rapidly since then, and she has since accumulated almost a 1,000 followers. She was inspired to create her fitness acount after she began posting photos of her healthy lifestyle journey and progress on her personal instagram and was encouraged by her followers to create one. Caron also says that fitness model Kayla Itsines has been a huge inspiration for her and that she continues to follow many of her workout routines.
“My page has grown a lot and it makes me happy to be a motivation for others who are looking to get fit and live a healthy lifestyle. It’s also great for me to look at other pages to get inspiration and push myself harder to get the results that I want.”
Like many incoming college students Caron struggled to maintain her goal weight and live a healthy lifestyle during her freshman year of college;
“When I was younger I could eat whatever I wanted and not gain a pound, however once I got to college my whole body changed and I couldn’t eat what I wanted anymore. I started gaining weight and eating less only made me gain more weight. So I did my research and since then I love working out and having muscles places I didn’t even know I could.”
Upon graduation Caron wants to move to a big city and pursue a career as either a writer or find a job within the fashion industry. Until then, she hopes to continuing inspiring others to live a healthy and productive lifestyle. Check her out on Instagram @emilycaronfit.