02 July 2009

Doin' that Chalene Thang!

By now you have all been introduced to Chalene Johnson and hopefully you are all loving her just as much as I love her!! Her Turbo Jam workouts, as well as the Shaun T dance video, Staci's weights workouts, and Kim's yoga that we have been doing are all meant to build our strength, stamina and flexibility, as well as make us more fit - all things that are essential as Wolves Cheerleaders. As you are learning, Cheer is definitely a sport, and that makes you, as Cheerleaders, ATHLETES!
As we begin stunting and learning our dance, you will realize how helpful proper conditioning is and the role it plays in helping you to properly execute moves and stunts, helping you to be able to perform the fight song at a game WITH toe touches (EVEN if we are up 74 - 0!!), as well as helping you to avoid injury.
All of these things are crucial in building up our program to the level of performance that we want to be at.
The other day at practice, Lauren stated after seeing the UCA camp video, "I wish we could do that!" And my response to that statement is this:
We CAN do that!! We can perform at a level that is competitive with other squads.
You have the talent and the ability. You have the knowlege and you have enthusiastic coaches who are willing to help you every step of the way.
All that being said, it's not going to be easy. Think about it - nothing worthwhile usually ever is. It will take a lot of hard work and effort on your part. Kim and I can only do so much - The rest is up to you. Being accountable to your coaches and your teammates, showing up on time regularly to practices, working hard and not making excuses - all of these things are essential in helping you to reach your goals for cheerleading. So whether you want to improve your toe touch, perform the line dances perfectly, or attend a competition with your squad, now is the time to decide and make the commitment.
You are responsible for you own greatness!!
Kim and I believe in you - we know that you have what it takes!!
Keep up the great work. Keep coming to practices and working hard. In time, you will see results and you will reach your goals...
As you know by now, I'm a big fan of Chalene Johnson. Not only is she a fitness guru, but she's also a mom, motivational speaker, and business owner.
She has a blog if you would like to check her out sometime. Her link is on the Wolves Cheer sidebar under " blog list".

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