I have fond memories of my cheerleading days — and fond memories of how fit I was! How on earth did I do those toe touches? If I were to try now, I’m sure I’d pull a muscle. But my memory of what a great workout cheerleading is leads me to sharing this workout with you. Danielle Wechsler, founder of cheerFIT Training has put together this cheer-inspired workout that will work on cardio, strength and flexibility. I especially love how these moves really challenge your balance and stability so that you’re working your entire core from your back to your abs! Do each move for one minute and you’ll be worked out from head to toe in no time. Not peppy? No worries! The non-cheerleaders in the house can definitely rock them, too.
Can’t see the video? Click here for this 10-move cheer workout.
Once you’ve watched the video and know each move, go down the list and do each one for one minute.
1. Right Side Squat to Cheer Liberty
2. Left Side Squat to Cheer Liberty
3. Right Side Deadlift to Arabesque
4. Left Side Deadlift to Arabesque
5. Basket Toss Jump
6. Tuck Jump
7. Tight End Squat Pulse
8. Squat to High V
9. Twist + Shout
10. Straddle Stretch
This is definitely a workout you can do quickly while watching the game or while your kids grab a nap. If you enjoyed this workout and want new exercises like this each week, cheerFIT offers a Coach on Call virtual training program, which offers a personal virtual trainer, new weekly workouts, how-to videos, fit tips and more.
Happy cheering! —Erin