If You Wouldn’t Say It To Others…

Strangers Get Real About Body Image

What if you criticised a stranger the way you criticise yourself?

Posted by BBC Three on Monday, January 22, 2018

 

This post has been going viral on Facebook and for good reason… if you would ‘t say such harsh things to a stranger, why do we think it’s ok to say it to ourselves?

In competitive cheerleading, we focus a lot on image. It’s easy to find flaws in routines or judge another team’s choice of hairstyle or makeup. We challenge all of YOU to focus on the positive and tell another team that you like their standing tumbling choreography, or their dance was fierce–even that you like their shade of lipstick!

Workout Wednesday: Flexibility for Jumps

Hey! Danielle here from CHEERFIT (www.cheerfittraining.com) dropping in to share my top flexibility exercises to improve your jumps!

Now, the #1 way to improve your flexibility in your jumps is to focus on building that hip flexor mobility, lower body flexibility, and power! Whether you are looking to improve technique, jump height, or take your jumps to the next level…you want to focus on these key areas. So get excited because here at CHEERFIT we designed this workout… JUST FOR YOU and your cheer needs.

WORKOUT PLAN

– Jump squats
– Hamstring leg lifts
– Side lunge kicks
– Bicycle crunches

Complete each exercise for 12 reps x 3 rounds! We can’t wait to see you check in on Instagram & the
CHEERFIT Community! Upload your workout selfie and tag @cheerfittraining #CHEERFITSTRONG
For more awesome workouts and to get complete access to the bonus workout videos for this exercise,
check out what being a CHEERFIT Ambassador is all about (www.cheerfittraining.com/join). See you in
the CHEERFIT CLUB!

25% OFF NIKE SALE!

We’re so excited for the Nike 25% off sale THIS SATURDAY 3/3 ONLY!

Check out the looks below and use the coupon code 25OFF at checkout to get some sweet deals to finish out your season in style!

Nike Sale

Are You Ready To Be A Fan?!

We are all about this mission from BeAFan to encourage parents, athletes and fans to put the phones down and, literally, be a fan!

Designate Your Paparazzi!

We know that no one wants to miss the change to capture some memories of their favorite athletes. Plan ahead to designate one fan photographer per team so everyone else can watch live.

Use file sharing services like Dropbox or Google Drive to share the video in hi-resolution after the performance.

Take the Pledge!

Pledge to be enthusiastically devoted to your team during their performance! Clap your hands, stomp your feet, dance to the beat – let down your guard and have some fun! Athletes thrive on positive energy and spirit, and this is the time to create that for them! Be a good example of sportsmanship by encouraging other teams, too!

Make It Official!

Share your commitment to Be A Fan on social media using the hashtag #BeAFan so we can share in your excitement (and who knows – entire programs who pledge to Be A Fan might be surprised with some fan swag)! Be sure to take a photo/screenshot of your Be A Fan certificate on your phone and bring it with you to events!

 

Gyms owners and coaches, share this with your parents and get them involved in the movement!!

 

Team USA Junior Elite!

Today, USA Cheer announced the schools represented on the U.S. Junior Coed and All Girl National Teams, which will represent the United States in the Junior Elite Division at the 2018 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championship, which takes place April 25-27, 2018 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resorts. Continue Reading

Workout Wednesday!

Hey! Danielle from CHEERFIT (www.cheerfittraining.com) here ready to get our #WorkoutWednesday on!! So you don’t want to be out of breath after going full out? We hear ya…LOUD & CLEAR! The most effective way to build endurance is through POWER BOOSTING exercises that focus on strength for stunting, power for tumbling, and cardio for stamina!
We designed today’s Workout Wednesday to do just that, so follow along with the exercises below and complete each exercise for 15 reps x 3 rounds!
EXERCISES:
  • Mountain Climbers (focus area: shoulders, core, and cardio)
  • Burpees (focus area: total body)
  • Football Runs (focus area: cardio and endurance)
  • Plank Jacks (focus area: shoulders, core, and cardio)

Complete each exercise for 12 reps, repeat 4 rounds and don’t forget to TAG @CHEERFITTRAINING in your workout pics!

We can’t wait to see you check in on Instagram & the CHEERFIT Community! Upload your workout selfie and tag @cheerfittraining #CHEERFITSTRONG

Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want?!

We want a legit Spice Girls reunion tour!!

 

Rumors have been flying around since Baby Spice posted a pic on the gram, making our office go nuts with the BEST throwback girl power playlists for the past week. Especially because it’s almost Valentine’s Day, and what a better reminder to our bf’s that “if you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my fraaaaaands!”.  Continue Reading

Taking Home the White Jackets

Check out this incredible performance from the 2018 Pikeville High School Cheerleaders, winning their third consecutive National Championship and taking home those coveted white jackets.

See full results from the competition here, and check out videos of all the winning routines at VarsityTV!

5 Tips to Hit This Nationals Season

It’s time for jackets and rings, y’all! Yep, it’s everyone’s favorite part of competitive: nationals season!

You’ve put in the sweat over summer, got through the mind-boggling choreography, lived through the first full outs and didn’t forget your routine at the handful of comps in 2107. But now, it’s here. Jackets, rings, and bragging rights are on the line. Are you the kind of athlete who walks in knowing you’ve got this on lock? Or the kind who shivers on deck wishing you could pee one last time… Either way, we’ve got 5 tips to make sure you get that hit.

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Be My Cheerleader!

Our parents are our biggest cheerleaders without a doubt! We couldn’t do this sport without them! But there are some things we wish our parents knew:

Flipping is hard. Like, flipping’ hard.

Getting over the fear of going upside down and landing on our hands (or head!) is hard! Some skills we’re going to get faster than others. Sometimes pushing us is good, but that’s what our coaches are for. Just love us when we walk out of the gym no matter what. 

Ice cream is always a good idea after a good OR bad tumbling day! 

Kynlee, 9.

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