Author: Kelsey Werling

Crunch Time

5 MOVES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE Your core muscles support nearly every move you make, from tumbling to stunting and everything in between. In addition to improving body control and stability, a strong core also reduces risk of injury. Perform these exercises for 45 seconds, resting 15 seconds before moving to the next exercise. Repeat the circuit 3 times through, 3-5 times per week to up your core strength and enhance performance. Butterfly Sit UpLie on your back with knees out wide and the soles of your feet pressed together. Extend your arms overhead. Inhale as you roll up to ... Read more

Purpose Beyond the Routine

The Captains of Woodlands Elite Cheer Company remain present to exploring new opportunities. They not only discover new things about themselves, but also create a lasting impact on others’ lives. As they have generated direction, memories and further inspiration, it is no surprise these athletes have found a deeper meaning to their platforms as cheerleaders. The Woodlands Elite Captains were able to find purpose in something other than perfecting their routine. Letters of Luck Each week of the season, the Woodlands Elite Captains chose a team at their gym to write a good luck letter to. They hand-wrote notes that ... Read more

All-American Journey

Seventeen-year-old, school-wide favorite, Layne Redeagle proves her strength through her unwavering character and exemplary attitude. The Bella Vista High School Varsity Cheer squad does not recognize her for her Down Syndrome, but for her bright personality that leaves everyone with a smile. Poised, resilient, animated and fun, Layne Redeagle goes the extra mile just to get the crowd involved, all while keeping her teammates energetic and optimistic. “DIFFERENT IS OK” Coach Karen Van Tassel has been the cheer coach at Belle Vista High School for the past eight years, sharing that Layne is their second special needs cheerleader. Coach Van ... Read more